Good Habits / Bad Habits?

Amy Tenderich
By Amy Tenderich Latest Reply 2010-09-21 10:53:43 -0500
Started 2008-05-16 06:37:39 -0500

Little "bad habits" like noshing while cooking take on this HUGE meaning when you're living with diabetes, don't they?

What about any good diabetes habits you guys have developed?

See my post today on the subject at

and let me know your thoughts.

11 replies

CaliKo 2010-09-21 10:53:43 -0500 Report

I guess my best new habit is trying all sorts of new foods, and finding some I really, really like/am addicted to that I never ate before being diagnosed. Like roasted red bell peppers, blueberries, jicama, salmon, tuna steaks… I could go on and on.

GabbyPA 2008-11-16 15:31:12 -0600 Report

My good habits that I have devleoped are things like not testing until after I have prepared my meal...keeps me from sampling along the way. The other that I am very happy with is my exercise. I never used to do anything, now I walk every day and somedays I even do extra.

My bad habits that I have not overcome yet are not measuring my foods. I do sometimes, but more often than not, I don't and that means I am still eating too much. The other thing that I can't seem to get a grip on is my moods. I know why they swing so bad, I just can't seem to stop them.

CaliKo 2010-09-21 10:51:48 -0500 Report

The worst "mood" time for me is if I'm taking longer than usual getting dinner on the table in the evenings. So sometimes I do sample while I cook if I don't need to test before dinner that day, just to keep myself from snapping at someone I love.
I too, need to get back in the habit of measuring.

debbie 2008-11-15 21:11:52 -0600 Report

A good habit I have is talking with people about what they eat and exercise, eating more fruits, vegtables, fiber and watching their carbohydrates.
Bad habits: I have lots of them but one in particular, is eating what I know I shouldn't when I am home. My sisters have a really bad habit of bringing Ice Cream, cookies, and candy in the house. I do really good when I am at work. I can stay away from it or reject it when someone offers it, but at home I can't keep myself away from it when I know it's right there in front of me.

teddybearcub1960 2008-10-08 03:25:04 -0500 Report

good habit I am always looking for new information on diabetes and research on diabetes.

bad habit I give into cravings when I know I shouldn't

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-10-08 02:58:22 -0500 Report

I guess a good habit I have is looking for more Info on Diabetes, reading about it, talking about it and of course Living It!!

JP - 14811
JP - 14811 2008-05-17 04:34:43 -0500 Report

Bad habit - giving in to cravings when I know I shouldn't.
Good habit - I joined the YMCA and swim 5 days a week for an hour… I am addicted to it now. I also go for long walks when I can in addition to swimming. Exercise is very important in the control of Diabetes as we all know and I finally found something that I've never gotten bored with.. yay!!!

jupton1 2008-05-17 03:20:21 -0500 Report

Good Habits / Bad Habits..My bad habit is wanting to give up and eat sweets..My good habit is I honestly no now I cant do this..

azmisty 2008-05-16 12:58:30 -0500 Report


Great subject. I would say one of my best habits is that I am always searching for more info and trying to learn as much as possible about type II. My worst habit…getting sick of watching what I eat like a hawk and then consuming too much sugar.