testing my bblood sugar

chicagogirl
By chicagogirl Latest Reply 2009-03-30 06:51:27 -0500
Started 2009-03-22 22:12:50 -0500

Testing my blood sugar is so hard for me to remember, any suggestions on how I can reminded myself to do it everyday like I should.


10 replies

lipsie
lipsie 2009-03-30 06:50:33 -0500 Report

I still have this problem at times myself. BUT you have to do like a lot of the others here are saying, put it where you are most likely to see/go. Or, if there is something you ALWAYS get, like meds put it with that during that time frame, just work around your schedule really. But a really great idea is to make a log of what the reading are and even better if you really wanna get into it is log you food intake/drink which can be harder if you are not home. But in that case jusr take your logs w/ you. Well I really wish you luck hun. Sheila

JustGina
JustGina 2009-03-30 04:29:07 -0500 Report

My solution = cell phone.

Setting up daily alerts under the calendar option for medication & testing times. One unique tone 3x's per day.

Makes life sweet! ~G

2009-03-27 12:47:58 -0500 Report

I think you should leave your meter out in plan view, out of reach of the kids, of course, but somewhere where you know you will be sure to see it frequently. Or you could post a note to yourself on your bathroom mirror, bedroom door, refridgerator, etc.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-03-27 12:42:39 -0500 Report

I keep my meter on the counter and ready to test most of the time. But because I am so busy running around with the kids I am thinking about getting a watch with an alarm.

Sarguillo
Sarguillo 2009-03-27 12:08:57 -0500 Report

I keep all my ready supplies in a kit. You would find me without my pants on, before you found me without my kit nearby. First thing in the am, I take a reading, Do a shot, take a pill, Log it in my log book. I log what I did, how much and at what time. I then make sure I do that again at night or just before dinner. I again, take a reading, do a shot, take alot more pills this time, log. In my kit, I keep my meds along with my meter. If I am not taking reading, then I am not taking my meds. Just somthing you have to make up your mind to do and do it for a month. After that, it will be routine.

PAT L
PAT L 2009-03-27 11:44:20 -0500 Report

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CHART, THEN MAKE ONE STARTING WITH THE DATE, THEN MORNING, LUNCH,DINNER.BEDTIME, AN THE LAST ROW FOR BLOOD PRESSURE FOR THE DAY. THEN PLACE IT IN A PLACE THAT YOU ARE IN ALL THE TIME, WHEN YOU SEE IT YOU WILL CHECK TO SEE IF YOU ARE DUE OR NEED TO WAIT. I ALSO KEEP TRACK OF THE SHOTS I TAKE ON THE CHART AN WHEN I GO TO THE DOC. HE IS VERY HAPPY BECAUSE IT GIVES HIM A HISTORY OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING AN HOW WELL, HE CAN MAKE CHANGES TO HELP KEEP YOU IN BETTER SHAPE, THAT WAY YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT …

jsd2005
jsd2005 2009-03-23 07:07:35 -0500 Report

If you perform at least a fasting, you should be able to remember to check it upon rising each am. Otherwise it should be before each meal and two hours after and before bedtime.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-03-23 00:27:36 -0500 Report

How many times a day are you supposed to test? I'm sure a fasting one is one of the times, some meters have up to 4 alarms you can set that will beep several times in a row to remind you it is time to test. Does your meter have an alarm setting?
This may sound funny, but, back when I had a meter that didn't have the alarms, I would hang my meter case from the bathroom doorknob at night when I went to bed, that way, when I got up in the morning and headed to the bathroom it was right there to remind me to take a fasting, then I would put it in the cupboard on top of the plates so that when I needed to test before meals it was right there to remind me, or hang it off the fridge door handle, after I tested before dinner I would take it straight to the bedroom and hang it from the bedroom doorknob so I remembered to test before bed, from there back to the bathroom doorknob. Silly as it all sounds it did work for me so that I wouldn't forget a test. My problem times was forgetting to take it with me when I left home and wasn't going to be back for the next meal. Eventually you figure out little tricks that work for you personally, but if your meter has the alarms setting those is a big help.

~Robin

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