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Top 20 Tips for Living with Diabetes


I came across this list of 20 tips on the DiabetesDaily website.


I will admit that I had low expectations because these "tips" list often miss the mark.  But I thought this one was good!  My favorite was probably number 12, which talked about everyone's diabetes being different.

Have a look at the list and share your thoughts!  Any tips that you loved?  Any that you think missed the mark?  Any you'd like to add?

posted Apr 17 in Conversation by KarenG (12,140 points)

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Oh.  Wow, I'm pleasantly surprised at this list.  

I like so many of them, but #4 stands out:
Find people who can support you. This is your disease, but you don’t have to suffer with it alone. Find professionals, friends, spouses and/ or family to lean on when you need them. Even if it’s just to chat through things to get them clearer in your own mind.

answered 3 days ago by phyllisk (4,400 points)
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Those are all excellent tips! Having a support network (friends, family, healthcare team, spouse) is a great tip. They may not fully understand what you are experiencing, but it helps to vent! I have learned over time that, "When in doubt, test blood sugar" is excellent advice. I can rule out blood sugar issues and move to something else as a cause for feeling weird. Also, being prepared is essential when you have diabetes, have extra snacks, extra supplies, extra batteries for pump, and extra patience for when things are not going as smoothly as you had hoped!
answered 2 days ago by Skoshi (200 points)
Ah, #20, #20, and #20
answered 14 hours ago by eklacoste (560 points)