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motivation
2 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2013 - 6:37PM #12
norm57
Posts: 312

firebrand: it all becomes a habit. as you know a bad habit is quick to get into, a good habit is long coming. It takes a little time till it becomes a lifestyle, once it does that's half the battle. It you life now. You'll get it. norm

2 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2013 - 4:37PM #11
firebrand
Posts: 2

My struggle is to remember to test every morning.  The biggest obstacle is that I'm either too groggy or too distracted to remember.  I kick my butt all the time over that.  I know there will be a point when it becomes more important as the disease progresses.

2 years ago  ::  Oct 25, 2012 - 7:35PM #10
panmat1
Posts: 660

I want to know what my numbers are. Having this information is knowledge. Say I ate 60 carbs,checked my blood sugar 2 hours later. I was 300. This tells me todecrease my carb intake. I do agree it is a tool for information. Nancy

2 years ago  ::  Oct 15, 2012 - 3:57PM #9
jennagrant
Posts: 1,283
type1

Testing seems pointless unless you're doing something with the information.  Why are you testing every day?  What do you do with the results?


It's important to see your meter as just a tool that gives information, not as a judge.

2 years ago  ::  Oct 11, 2012 - 3:20PM #8
LeadSinger
Posts: 924
type2

I've always figured  that living independently with all my limbs and eyesight was a pretty good motivation.

2 years ago  ::  Oct 07, 2012 - 7:29AM #7
mwaterfield
Posts: 3

thanks everyone for all the suggestions. ill try the sign on the (computer.. is where i spend most of my time) maybe thatll help.



thanks again.



mary

2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2012 - 9:37PM #6
type1skillset
Posts: 6
type1

I find that knowing the consequences for not doing it, are the most motivating for me.  Diabetes can feel like a burden at times, but if you know the reason why you are testing and what you are able to avoid in terms of damage to your body through keeping good sugars, then this is really motivating.  Likewise if the tests are telling you that something isn't working, then you can improve it sooner before there are any issues.  
Like anything habit is what you want to create.  Don't beat yourself up about yesterday, today is what matters! 

2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2012 - 9:24PM #5
copperhairpin
Posts: 861
type2

Think of it as something you need to do right away in the morning.  It comes before coffee and breakfast.  If you have to put up a sign on the refrigerator reminding you to do it.  I have divided my times in general times.  I test in the morning, around 3, around 6:30 and when I am ready for bed.  It is totally ingrained in me now to do it.  I guess the main thing you have to do is accept that this HAS TO BE DONE.  It is easy to go into denial and sneak around but deep down inside we know what we should be doing.  It just has to be set in our minds as important.  After that everything falls into place.


 


Sally

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 05, 2012 - 2:44PM #4
mwaterfield
Posts: 3

i think where iam lacking in movation is testing. every single day. iam not used to it. how do you remenber to test everyday? i forget. everything else is fine. i eat well. i take my meds well. its just testing i forget to test every single day. any ideas?

2 years ago  ::  Oct 05, 2012 - 12:26PM #3
jennagrant
Posts: 1,283
type1

You have to balance ideal diabetes management with what you are willing to do in real life. 


For example, I like to test and carb count because I dose my insulin based  on those numbers.  But I hate to log test results so I don't do it unless my blood sugars are unexpectedly off. 


What parts of D management are you struggling with?


-Jenna


 

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