By sugarrush18 Latest Reply 2013-10-25 22:38:31 -0500
Started 2013-10-14 00:06:26 -0500

I have had type one diabetes all my life but I still have trouble remembering when to test and inject. Any ideas?

7 replies

Stuart1966 2013-10-25 22:38:31 -0500 Report

We talking literally cannot remember to test or shoot? Or are we talking about consistantly doing so… those are different creatures…

Any pattern to the forgetting? A particular shot? All of them? A specific test? All of them? The easiest way to create a habit is to be entirely consistant. No random anywhere in the equasion, on any level…

Same (ONLY) place you put the insulin
Same (ONLY) place you put the meter, strips, etc.

Certainly could be genuine memory problem though unlikely, happen elsewhere beyond your diabetes???

ErinV 2013-10-23 19:31:40 -0500 Report

Last time I went home for break my mom put an automatic alert on my phone that reminds me to test every 4 hours. I can not, for the life of me, figure out how to get rid of it. It's effective though.

Young1s 2013-10-16 12:13:45 -0500 Report

I set alarms on my phone as well. My meter has the ability to sound off alarms but it is only effective if my meter is the same room as me. Whereas my phone is always somewhere on me, it just makes more sense to use that instead.

MoeGig 2013-10-14 12:41:39 -0500 Report

Been Type 1 almost forever, but my routine is to test and inject as necessary before each main meal, and before bed if necessary. Since I don't forget to eat, the test/inject routine is just part of it. I carry everything in a small leather pouch that contains syringes, both insulins (Lantus & Humalog), test strips, meter, puncture tool, etc. Maybe I didn't answer your question, but this is what works for me. Hope all is well.