Diabetes advice in one sentence

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  • #5957

    Tim
    Keymaster

    If you were confronted with a newly-diagnosed diabetic (of any type) and you could, for some inexplicable reason, only give them one piece of advice that could be encapsulated in one sentence, what would your advice be?

  • #7204

    Anonymous

    Moderation of everything, but enjoy your life you only get one chance.

  • #7206

    Stephen
    Participant

    Don’t inject your insulin straight out of the fridge …

  • #7212

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Get a good pharmacist…

  • #7222

    Anonymous

    Life ain’t over. Not by a long shot. (ok, that’s two sentences… substitute a semicolon if it bothers you.)

  • #7223

    Annette A
    Participant

    Find your limits, and live your life up to them.

  • #7225

    Hairy Gnome
    Participant

    Never take anything for granted, test, test, test! (Pity I don’t practice what I preach… :))

  • #7226

    Anonymous

    Sometimes it won’t feel like it but this is something you can control, just count carbs, carry sweets, test lots and keep asking questions.

  • #7227

    Cecile
    Participant

    You’re not alone, thanks to OCPD*…

    *Online Community of People with Diabetes (euphemism for Shoot Up); though also having Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder should make things easier: all those strings of finicky details which you have to pull, daily chances of achieving that perfect 5, and you’re allowed to hoard a huge caboodle of crap/kit…welcome to paradise!

  • #7234

    Anonymous

    You’ll need some self discipline, but if you get it right your life shouldn’t have to change that much.

  • #7240

    Anonymous

    You could of course be really evil and say” Don’t believe what the docs say eat what you want, when you want and don’t worry about injecting/taking tablets every day, a b/s reading of 15+ is brilliant!”

  • #7242

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Try and meet other diabetics, you’ll pick up more useful tips in ten minutes than you will in an hour with a DSN or ten years with a GP

  • #7243

    Cecile
    Participant

    Stay right here for Great British comedy, go here for carb counting calculations, and here for a mobile carb-insulin calculator.

  • #7244

    Stephen
    Participant

    Or http://www.fridayforward.com/ for a really good iPhone app :)

  • #7264

    Anonymous

    @stephen – agreed! DiabetesDiary is tops

  • #7279

    Anonymous

    Don’t hide from it.

  • #7440

    Alison
    Keymaster

    You didn’t choose to get diabetes, but you can choose your attitude and how you’re going to deal with it.

  • #7479

    Anonymous

    *notes down responses*

    Anyone got any more? I have a friend who had a blood test today to see if he’s go diabetes, so I might be wanting lots more advice soon! D:

    Weird, trying not to be happy about it ;) Would be nice to have someone to chat to about it! lol…

  • #7485

    Anonymous

    But Rohan we are your friends. You can ask us anything and the answer’s will be sarcastic, exceedingly funny or down right lies! Best way to be really. Love to all my fellow SUorPU friends

  • #7625

    Anonymous

    Just say what I was asked by 40 year old woman at the local job centre after being rushed into hospital at 2am and released later that morning, when I was out of work years ago “WHEN ARE YOU GONNA GET BETTER THEN?” !!!!

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