Forgetting meds

karen7t2
By karen7t2 Latest Reply 2014-01-16 07:17:23 -0600
Started 2014-01-04 19:06:01 -0600

I am really struggling to remember to take my morning meds. (Metforin) I usually do take it and my other meds about mid morning and I may or may not have eaten breakfast. I always forget my 4pm meds and remember my night ones. I have trouble finding something easy to eat for meals and especially breakfast which is why I am late with the meds. Sometimes I hard boil a bunch of eggs and store them peeled in the frig which is an easy breakfast. For lunch or snacks on work days,I usually eat a Kelloggs bran bar because the fiber is more than the carbs. That is how I buy my foods. I am wondering if any of you could give me an example of what would be a good food label if there is not a lot of fiber in the food.


22 replies

Jan8
Jan8 2014-01-11 09:25:37 -0600 Report

L ist all meds in a vertical line on a paper. Write down the time next to it. Put a slash through it after taking it. (only after taking it). You might miss some times but the more you do it the more you will remember.

Laura592013
Laura592013 2014-01-09 20:57:37 -0600 Report

Get a crockpot you can loose wieght by using crockpot put it all together and let it do the cooking. I have found in my crockpot i can get it cooked in 2 hrs. on high or set it lower for more lenghth of time ham, cabbage , carrots, potatoes and onions cook 2hrs on high oh it is so good i love it!!!

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-01-05 12:20:51 -0600 Report

Karen, it seems like you have two issues: one that it's hard to remember to take medications, and two that you don't like to cook and aren't sure what to eat. You're getting some great suggestions for both of these! I encourage you to make an appointment with a registered dietitian/diabetes educator who can help you figure out how to eat a healthy, balanced diet in ways that work for you. I read the other day about eating a 'less packaged' diet, which means choosing more foods that don't come in boxes, bags or cans. I like that idea! ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-05 17:30:21 -0600 Report

Lynn I just saw a dietitian on the news this morning who said that for people who live in areas where fresh foods such as fruits and veggies are not readily available and you must by them packaged, to buy frozen. Make sure they are not in any kind of sauce or have seasonings on them.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-01-06 12:42:48 -0600 Report

That's good advice Joyce. For many parts of the country, frozen plain vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-05 11:57:50 -0600 Report

For the past week, I have been watching news items about health for the new year I payed close attention to the ones discussing diabetes and dieting for the new year. Three of them threw out all kinds of bars including protien and energy because all of the bars contain hidden sugars. They also said the worse thing diabetics can do is buy the protien shakes and replace them with meals. Everyone said the best thing for dieting is cooking your own meals and add exercise and to stay away from all the advertised products for quick or fast weight loss.

denipink57
denipink57 2014-01-05 05:08:07 -0600 Report

dear Karen, ask your Pharmacist to help you. they have good ways to teach you how to remember your meds. i bought a good diabetic book full of recipes and meal plans including snacks and this is how i plan my meals and grocery list. this is working well for me. good luck hon.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-01-04 21:26:21 -0600 Report

I set alarms on my cell to remind me when to test, take meds etc.
"Kelloggs bran bar because the fiber is more than the carbs"
what exactly is that?

karen7t2
karen7t2 2014-01-05 07:35:04 -0600 Report

The bran bar is a prepackaged cereal bar with high fibre. &% Carbs, 16% fiber, 2grams protein 4% salt, 10% saturated fat and lots of vitamins.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-01-05 02:20:36 -0600 Report

"Kelloggs bran bar because the fiber is more than the carbs" Karen is speaking about the "net carbs" take a look at this article which addresses the issue here ~ http://women.webmd.com/features/net-carb-debate , or Google "net carbs" and there will be several articles there.

karen7t2
karen7t2 2014-01-05 07:52:02 -0600 Report

Thanks jayabee52. The article is really informative. I shall certainly re-think my purchases, and also send the link on to my cousin who has diabetes too.
I am just finding this diabetes thing so difficult because I don't like to cook and most often food spoils in the refrigerator before it gets used. It would be nice to live next door to a grocery store.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-05 11:59:14 -0600 Report

Karen cooking our own meals is one of the best things for diabetics. You can control everything you put into the meal.

karen7t2
karen7t2 2014-01-05 15:51:02 -0600 Report

I agree fully, but must work on the planning meals part and shopping for what I plan to cook only.

kimfing
kimfing 2014-01-04 20:56:53 -0600 Report

I always have the alarms set on my phone for reminder. Breakfast is my toughest meal. I never used to eat breakfast. I do non instant oatmeal or cherrios. Whole gain waffle are good w sf syrup w strawberries n cinnamon. Snacks are handful of nuts or glucerna or any atkins bars or shakes. Lf cottage cheese n cinnamon. Apples

karen7t2
karen7t2 2014-01-05 15:54:13 -0600 Report

Is instant oatmeal allowed? That would be easy. The cooked kind is awful .I also like cherrios (whole grain). :)

Bekah Nikole
Bekah Nikole 2014-01-16 07:17:23 -0600 Report

I take my pill in the morning with a bowl of Kashi cereal and fruit. Take a look at some diabetic magazines, a lot of them include recipes that you can pre make. I love Diabetic Living, I make a batch of pancakes on the weekend and then all I have to do is pop them in the microwave through the week. Besides thaose recipes they have snack ideas, simple lunch recipes and yummy slow cooker meals. My Hubby even loves them, the french dip and both the sloppy joe recipes are his favorites. They use a test kitchen, so all the recipes have been tasted before and they list the nutrional info after each recipe.

kimfing
kimfing 2014-01-05 16:12:15 -0600 Report

No doubt instant tastes better n is quicker. My doc said when u see instant, think instant raise in bs and it happens to be true. Only instant product i use is sf pudding. With long cooking oats add cinnamon and vanilla and some fresh fruit and a packet of splenda

karen7t2
karen7t2 2014-01-05 07:36:06 -0600 Report

I use the Kelloggs breakfast shakes too if I am

travelling.

karen7t2
karen7t2 2014-01-05 08:32:55 -0600 Report

Oh yeah, quite often when on my days off, I make French toast in the sandwich maker. I always add flax seed which gives it a little more taste and if I put a little salt and pepper on it, can go without the syrup

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