Don’t change that!

By | 16 May, 2011

Change is a funny thing. It frightens some people, excites others. I quite like it. I like trying new things, taking on new projects, working in different ways. In my blinkered, biased self image of myself, I am very much a fan of change.

One of the hardest things about diabetes is its inability to play by the rules which means that things are always changing. Just because you needed 1 unit of insulin to deal with an apple today, doesn’t necessarily mean that will be the case tomorrow. It’s like one of those computer games where you have to delicately build a tower out of virtual match sticks and then halfway through a bomb shakes the whole foundation of your elaborate ;

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About Alison

Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four, Alison's been at this for a while now. She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less.

5 thoughts on “Don’t change that!

  1. Tim

    Tell you what – a computer game where you “build a tower out of virtual match sticks” sounds like pretty good fun to me! Where can I buy it?

  2. Mike

    and what about this fruit pastilles? I didn’t know they dished out smaller packets.. Not that I would be able to get them if they did still exist!! hehe

    As for the gamer, instead of sticks why not test strips?

  3. Lesley from

    I like a shiny new BG meter – it motivates me to test more often. Unfortunately, now that I have an otherwise very satisfactory Combo pump and meter, I can’t change to the latest, smallest, smartest or most discrete meter as it won’t talk to my pump.

    How about keeping fruit pastilles in a used GlucoTabs tube or ExtraMints tin? Keeps my jelly beans.soft, edible and fluff-free. Or even a BG test strip pot?

  4. Annette A

    @lesley1966 – yes, I like a new meter – more gadgets to play with 🙂 But alas, I too am now stuck in the Combo rut. It’s a very nice rut, but it is rather a large meter shaped rut.
    I keep Glucotabs in my used glucotabs tubes…Refills are available in bulk from Amazon cheaper than the official site (but come from the official site when you get them. huh?) But bg tubes for extra sweeties? I like that idea.


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