Diabetes Blog Week
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

One Great Thing - DBlog Week Day 2

Welcome to Day Two of Diabetes Blog Week. If you are participating, don’t forget to link your One Great Thing post on this list.  (Please enter your Blog Name and the URL for your One Great Thing post.)

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Living with diabetes (or caring for someone who lives with it) sure does take a lot of work, and it’s easy to be hard on ourselves if we aren’t “perfect”.  But today it’s time to give ourselves some much deserved credit.  Tell us about just one diabetes thing you (or your loved one) does spectacularly!  Fasting blood sugar checks, oral meds sorted and ready, something always on hand to treat a low, or anything that you do for diabetes.  Nothing is too big or too small to celebrate doing well!

I have to admit, even if my whole day turns out to be a diabetes train wreck, I always get it started on the right foot.  Diabetes is probably one of the first things that crosses my mind when I wake up in the morning.  Okay, maybe COFFEE is the very first thing, but I’ve usually at least taken a look at my CGM before my feet hit the floor.

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I head downstairs and start the coffee brewing and feed that cat . . . . if Pete hasn’t taken care of those two things already.  And then my one great thing happens.  Every single morning while the coffee brews I change my lancet and do a fasting blood sugar reading.  Yes, that’s right, (for once) you aren’t seeing a typo.  I change my lancet every morning.  And that is my one great thing!

What diabetes thing are you consistently great at?

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21 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! That is truely awesome! I cannot actually remember when I changed my lancet. Could explain my fingertips though!

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  2. I should do that! I think I'll add the changing of the lancet to my routine.

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  3. Good for you! I only change my lancet when the previous stick leaves a bruised spot on my finger.

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  4. You mean you can CHAAAAANGE lancets?!? ;)

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  5. 1. Whoa on the lancet. 2. Cupakes and monkeys HAVE to help start the day out right, too! :)

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  6. I'm dreadful with lancets! Last time I was at the hospital my DSN was like: "you should really be changing your lancet after every test, at worst every other test = awkward silence...! It's just impossible to remember on top of everything else!

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  7. I love the stickers! I'm afraid I'm pretty sucky at changing lancets. Just recently I told myself that I'd change it every time I open a new box of test strips. We'll see if I actually remember. :) Well done Karen! (now pass me a cup of coffee please).

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  8. Oh my lord I change my lancet every 6 months so go you! Plus, I have a bad habit of forgetting to check first thing in the morning lately...it's reallyyy helpful to to handle things first thing in the morning-it's great that you do that well :)

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  9. I am horrible on changing lancets. And my cat doesn't get fed until after I drink my coffee (although she always does have dry food out but she likes her morning canned food).

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  10. This is a comment on today's topic choice -- this is such a great topic for DBW! Thanks for making all of us (even those who don't have a blog and just weren't together enough to start one for DBW this year) think about something we do well for a change.

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  11. love that pic! and congrats on your daily lancet change, you're well ahead of us on that one!

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  12. Is it time for a 2012 lancet already? There's still some poke left in my 2011... Way to go, Karen!

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  13. Wow, that's awesome! My son never changes it, and I only change it every week or so for him. His meter at school, I bet he hasn't changed it all year! My daughter's a little better only because she uses the muliclick lancet so it gets changed every day or so.

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  14. Now that's spectacular!! I can't remember the last time I changed my lancet!!!

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  15. Your lancing changing skills never cease to amaze!

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  16. Holy mother of pearl! You can change them every day??? For some reason my subconscious tells me once a month should suffice!

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  17. I never change lancets,however, my wife changes them for me twice each day. Lol!!!

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  18. I change my lancet after every test, but I'm sure I don't have to test as often as you do, (I'm a T2). I didn't know you could reuse them.
    blessings
    ~*~

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  19. That is a GREAT thing! My daughter's endo just questioned me for not noticing that her lancet perscription expired 6 months ago! Ummm...we haven't run out yet? Oops! You may have given us all a post idea for tomorrow :)

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  20. Hats off to you for changing your lancets daily! Judging from the other comments I am not the only one who does not change them daily. Maybe that should be on my list for post #3 because I could certainly improve.

    This is my first time participating in Diabetes Blog Week and I thank you for the inspiration and ease of participating. I am discovering all sorts of people to follow and hopefully interact with so I appreciate what you are providing here.

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  21. Change lancets? What is this task you speak of? Go Karen! :)

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