Friday, 14 October 2011

DSMA October Blog Carnival - Do You 'Get It?'

This month's DSMA asks: What types of decisions and frequency of diabetes related decisions do you make in any given day?

I think pretty much every decision I make during the day is diabetes related, because at some point or another it WILL affect my finger pricker results:

How many carbs are in that?
Am I going to eat all of that?
Do I round up or down?
Am I coming down or going up?
To exercise or not?
What's the weather like outside?
Is my site not absorbing or is it my pen?
Is that packaing correct?
Will that jelly bean/glucotab bring me up enough?
Should I test?
Will this correction dose be too much?
Is it diet?
How much insulin do I have on board?
Have I touched something that could affect my reading?
Has something happened whilst I've been asleep?
To flu-jab or not?

Every day is filled with different decisions and whether or not you think they are diabetes related, they usually are.

You'd be surprised at the amount of things to take in to consideration before putting food in your mouth!

This post is my October entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at


Cherise said...

we make a lot of decision based on diabetes. I think we need a break. what about you?

Karen G said...

So true!!! Only another person with diabetes would understand why we need to think about what the weather is like. Great job as raising awareness!!

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