As it turns out, figuring out how long I should wait before eating was the easy part. Actually putting that plan in motion can be a little trickier. At times, I’ve been guilty of being lazy and just bolusing right before eating. I’ve also been known to bolus and then get completely distracted by something else - and the next thing I know 45 minutes have gone by and I haven’t eaten. I’m not happy with either of these situations, so I set about trying to come up with a way to make things easier. And I came up with this . . .
A cheap little kitchen timer that I’m not even sure where, when or why I got. I keep it tucked in our coffee table drawer since I usually sit on the couch to test and bolus. I set it for 20 minutes and when it beeps I eat. Quick, easy and no huge after meal spikes! Who knew my little kitchen timer could be so important to my diabetes care?
Do you have any non-diabetes gadgets that you’ve turned into great diabetes tools? Please share your tips in the comments!!