A Little Tip for Keeping Track of Injections...

By brazosbelle Latest Reply 2014-08-17 14:12:30 -0500
Started 2014-08-15 08:39:36 -0500

This is one of the most useful “props” in my diabetic tool chest. This little $7.50 item has saved me tons of worry time, even though I do not take any kind of medication.

Since I am a Type 1 diabetic, I need to inject insulin 4 times each day, and for the longest time (maybe age has a little to do with it), I had trouble remembering if I had taken my shot after each meal.

I had the brilliant idea, after visiting my Mother one weekend, to get a pill dispenser and load it up with my pen needles…one for each meal and then again, just like the little box says for “Bed” time. The little pen needles fit perfectly into the space and if I ever question myself, “Did I already do my shot?”, I simply go to my little pill dispenser and check. If the pen needle is still there, then I need to take a shot. If it is gone, then I know I have already done it!

There is also enough room for the supplements I take, so my schedule is very easy to keep…

Can you guys share any little tips that you have implemented to help in your daily life?

Have a great weekend,

5 replies

TLTanner 2014-08-17 14:12:30 -0500 Report

Using a labeling machine to put new labels on those pill dispensers has worked great for me. The "ink" they use wears off, but the labels last a lot longer. Also, for trips, since I take pills twice a day, we relabeled a monthly pill planner for AM and PM pills so I could take 2 weeks of pills with us. Also, for those who do use these and travel with them, put them in a plastic baggie so that if it opens during transport, all the pills are kept inside the baggie and not inside the tote or suitcase.

GabbyPA 2014-08-17 10:53:53 -0500 Report

That is a great idea! Keeping track like that helps me have peace of mind as well. I get messed up when I get out of sync. If it were not for my pill dispenser, I would loose track of what day of the week it is. LOL

Next Discussion: 28 days free meal plan »