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I need to crack down and get my blood sugars in control, once and for all. Any tips? I'm horrible about remembering to check before I shove food in my mouth.

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11 Answers
Plainfield, IN
Do you have reminders/alerts on your cell phone? I do that to remind me.

Set alarms. Put notes/sticky notes on the fridge and cabinets etc

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1985.
Carrollton, TX
I'm with you! I set an alert on my pump to remind me to test- hoping I don't begin to ignore it.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I got a pump. It helped me tremendously

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1985.
Carrollton, TX
A friend has a stash of snacks in her fridge with the carb counts for each- helps her!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1985.
Carrollton, TX
^^The carb counts are posted on the door of the fridge.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1977.
McDonough, GA
I did check my bg all the times, put alarm or sticker all over the place...!!!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1972.
Littleton, MA
If you can try to take your insulin 15-20 minutes before eating, it'll help your control a lot.

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Hattiesburg, MS
A continuous glucose monitor made a huge difference for me. It really helps me notice trends and saves time not having to test before every time I eat. Good luck!

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2014.
Carrollton, TX
Yes, try a continuous glucose monitor. That was a total eye-opener for us (my daughter is the T1). We were able to get her A1C down to 6.5 using a CGM hooked up to Nightscout (CGM in the Cloud).

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