Daily Little Life Bits That Help In Our Diabetes Lives

Basically, little things mean a lot in life and our lives with diabetes. Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t make you a bad person. It makes you a person with diabetes who has a faulty metabolic system/pancreas, or both!

Daily tactics that help with diabetes management

Keep a small amount of unused spare lancets in all your handbags, as well as your work, beach and knapsacks, zippered pockets or compartments…just in case and because YOU NEVER KNOW.

Eggs are a good source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is good for people with diabetes in all sorts of ways. Eggs are also cheap and can be prepared multiple ways and eggs are delicious.

Sometimes I don’t feel like taking the time to check my blood sugar for all sorts of reasons, mostly because I don’t feel like it. Then I remind myself that checking my blood sugar five times a day takes 25 seconds, and that checking my blood sugar seven times a day takes 35 seconds and all of a sudden checking doesn’t seem like a big deal and I break out my meter and do what needs to be done.

Reading the nutritional labels while food shopping not only tells us the carb, fat, protein, sodium etc, count of the food that we are considering buying and eventually eating – reading that label is also a great indicator and reminder for all of us, regarding all the chemicals some companies put in foods. Personally, I’m always thankful that I took the time to give a read before adding (or not) that food item to my grocery basket and body.

Fifteen to sixty minutes of dancing burns a boatload of calories, gets your heart rate going, and its just plain fun — so crank up the tunes and get your groove on!

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