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Tricks for Remembering your Medications

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Diabetes Forecast featured this article with tips from remembering medications.  


The one that spoke to me most was the first one - adding it to my routine.  I've found since I began taking my pills at night after brushing my teeth, I never miss a dose.

Which of these tips works best for you?  Do you have another trick to add?

posted Aug 17, 2017 in Conversation by KarenG (16,350 points)

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I found tip 2 (smart packaging) helpful. I organize meds in a weekly pill organizer with removable sections, one for each day of the week. The removable sections enable me to pop out the days I need when I go out of town for a weekend. I also use tip 1, making it a part of my routine - right before I go to bed.  If my short term memory fails me as it does more and more these days, I just look at the pill organizer. If its Monday, and the Monday section is empty, then I know I took them.
answered Aug 30, 2017 by janmosso (1,460 points)
I also use smart packaging.  I put my pills in a weekly organizer.  I made a larger case for my glucose monitor so I can put the removable section in my case each day.  Since I test my blood sugar at least 4 times a day I can make sure I have taken my medications.
answered Aug 30, 2017 by Pump1fun (1,770 points)