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Does Diabetes Regulate Your Life ?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by TTTE, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. TTTE

    TTTE Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed that they do things now on a more regular basis. I'm a type 2 diabetic so every 28 days I pick up my repeat prescription from my local chemist. On the same day I've also taken to:-
    Reformatting my memory card in my dash cam,
    Resetting the time on my watch (It loses a couple of seconds each day)
    Making up the books for my company
    Washing the car
    Paying the credit card
    And probably a load of other things that escape my memory just now, but lots of stuff is now much more organised that it used to be.

    Anyone else found their life like this?
     
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  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nope! Still chaotic :)
     
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  3. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Another chaotic person here. :) I just don't 'do' organised, I didn't inherit the tidy gene either. :)
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks for starting this thread @TTTE
    I was thinking about what you said and remembered I was meant to pick up a repeat prescription on Monday lol - so you can consider yourself to be a Really Useful Engine ;):)
     
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  5. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    I have no regularity to my prescription.
    The insulin usage depends on what I eat and what I am doing.
    The test strip usage depends on what I am doing and how I m feeling
    My pump supplies are reasonably regular but I order that on line and it is delivered to my home.
     
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  6. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Yup every 28 days I go to the pharmacist's and sit and wait for half a hour or so while they make up and bag my repeat prescription that should have been ready and waiting for me but never is even if I were to give it an extra day before going..
     
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  7. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Not chaotic, but always planning especially with everything that has to done and coping with type 1, as it has a lot of up's and down's and needs loads of organising, but that's life with diabetes and with nearly 3 decades of it I hope for many more too :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Plus I fit in all the mundane bits and pieces too :rolleyes:
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there is any regularity in any type 1's life. Its constant chaos most of the time.....Unless we are sleeping then the chaos resumes when we wake up :)
    My repeat prescriptions are ordered when I pick my last script up and the chemist holds it in the fridge. So they are there when I need them. Depending on what food I eat, what the weather is like, what colour socks I have on, you get the idea lol
     
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  10. rhubarb73

    rhubarb73 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I find it regulates my day more but not my month.
    My morning routine is more organised, I plan more where I will find T2 friendly meals, I even have more routine in loo trips so I can time them around tests (so I don’t need loads of extra hand wash visits).
    I’m still left wishing had more time in the day, a thought I balance against the fact that my healthier lifestyle is giving me more time in my life (I hope!).
     
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  11. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    diabetes has changed my life very much... I do count my grams of carbs every day and also my level of calories.. maybe for forever... I have been morbidly obese not as much now but I have to keep an eye on my foods forever... not to gain it all back.. at the moment I haven´t got the character to do 20 grams of carbs daily.. but in the fall I am going to go lower carb as low as I can while being a single mother also wanting to share some meals with my daugther who is a vegetarian.. and enjoys cooking too..which I don´t ...so untill she leaves home next year I will probably be in the level of around 100 grams of carbs daily..

    well yes I think diabetes rules my world also by dictating me to exercise a lot
     
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  12. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Life's what happens while your making plans.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Yes.
    I have a morning routine and a before bed routine which I never needed before my diagnosis.
    Inbetween varies... alot.
     
  14. Rachox

    Rachox Other · Type 2 - well controlled. Moderator.
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    My food shopping, meals and testing are organised, but can’t say the same about the rest of my life! :joyful:
    Why are your Drs only giving you one months supply of meds? I’m given two months worth each time, surely more cost effective for our poor old NHS?
     
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    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I take my basal insulin and asthma prevention inhaler at 1000 and 2200. The other 23 hours and 58 minutes of my days are abject chaos.
     
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    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    I must be an exception. Hopelessly organised down to finite detail. Too much instilled into me as a kid and T2 is just a part of that
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    The sun comes up and the sun goes down
    The hands on the clock keep a-goin' 'round
    I just get up and it's time to lay down
    Life gets tedious, don't it, hmm...

    Apologies to Walter Brennan.
     
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  18. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Or...gan...ised? What is thing thing you speak of?
     
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  19. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    If you saw my study, you'd know :)
     
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  20. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I go every 56 days, I think I'll blame that fact for me forgetting the credit card bill, The dash cam "wraps round", I'm not washing the car at the moment, water shortages and all that (possibly laziness LOL), watch is excellent time keeper, but I frequently don't wear a watch.

    Good question, unfortunately my life is slightly disorganised although I do use things like shopping bags by the door to remind me that I need a bag and not buy plastic bags from the shop. Letters by the door to remind me they have to be posted, basically things left in prominent positions to remind me they need doing.
     
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