Share the (non-medical) tips and tricks that help you in the day-to-day management of diabetes. Tell us everything from clothing modifications, serving size/carb counting tricks to the tried and true Dexcom-in-a-glass trick or the “secret” to turning on a Medtronic pump’s backlight when not on the home-screen (scroll to the bottom of this post). Please remember to give non-medical advice only! (Thank you Rachel of Probably Rachel and Kelley of Below Seven for this topic suggestion.)
My trick – magic – whatever…
Read the d-blogs.
You will learn more than any endo, doctor, pcp, cde can ever teach you.
And the best part? Mostly, usually – d-people do not tell you what you need to do. They will tell you what they’ve done. They stress that it’s not medical advice. They are quick to advise that you need to call your medical provider when they feel you are in deep doo-doos.
Having a terrible (Alexander) day??? – post it on FB or your blog or Twitter (I still haven’t mastered tweeting…). Your d-friends will be there in minutes to console you. And sometimes, that is all you need, an understanding friend.
So – at 6pm on a Friday of the 5th Diabetes Blog Week, that’s my trick.
Go read some d-blogs!