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Type 1 Bad Habits

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by davidM1996, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. davidM1996

    davidM1996 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Let’s here what bad habits everyone’s got..
     
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    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bolusing after food or forgetting at all.
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a similar problem, though I almost always bolus before food. Halfway through my meal I suddenly think "Did I bolus?" and I'm not sure whether I have or not. At this point I'm pretty well stuck waiting for a couple hours to see if my blood sugar goes sky high....
     
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  4. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Mentally carb counting for people I don't like. Completely pointless but helps me get through awkward social events.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Viewing some threads on forums...................:p
     
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    jlarsson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Occasionally fantasising about giving someone you don't like an entire pen's worth of insulin.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Not changing needles or lancets, until recently not testing (for months at a time) and just flying by the seat of my pants!
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I do that, keep saying I'm going to change the lancet, but............ :oops:
     
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  9. jlarsson

    jlarsson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Think I've changed lancet like once in my life, utterly pointless when you (almost) never bother testing anyway. :p
     
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    davidM1996 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I’m the same I never change my needles or lancets, I tend to check about 5/6 times a day though
     
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  11. Jimberlands

    Jimberlands Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Also never change it. My mum changes my little sister's lancet all the time and they occasionally ask if I do and I'm just like... "yep." - I only ever do it if it seems like the needle's starting to become ineffective lol. 10 years and haven't had some sort of deathly infection from not changing the lancet, so...

    @Diakat that's amazing
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Since I got Freestyle Libre I've seriously started insulin stacking, only small amounts, but it's now an integral part of the management system.

    I used to be bad at changing lancets, and needles, but I do that every time now, just because I decided to, and I'm a bit of an all or nothing sort of person, and now I wouldn't dream of reusing them. I never got an infection either, though, but I just decided maybe I had been lucky for so long it might run out, so it was a risk reduction strategy.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I stack too - only half or a unit at a time, but it really helps.
     
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    Mine may be eeking out the pump-free time after a shower.
    I always remove mine when showering and then put it back on after I get dressed ... sometimes that may take a little longer than it should but I love the freedom of not being attached for 30 minutes a day.
     
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  15. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Post prandial bolus - yep though not eating carbs helps with this one.
    Too much black coffee and almond butter if that is a possible thing.
    Arguing with consultants if they won't give me a reasonable explanation as to why I should/should not do something.
    No lancet changing - yep. Why should we if we are still getting blood without bruises or infections?
    Being judgemental of carb loaders - yep though this is hypocritical (bought a lump of fudge whilst wearing the Diabetes UK tee shirt pretending to myself it was in case of hypo..)
    Otherwise almost angelic!-
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So get this! Went pump free for 3 days whilst mine broke down of a weekend. Terrible control but it was nice to be 'off the lead'!!
     
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    Jimberlands Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Also argue with the consultants lol

    Black coffee has an affect on us besides the caffeine?
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Haven't changed my lancet in over a month but doing it now. :angelic:
     
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    gwai84 Type 1 · Member

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    Once in a while, I take five times my usual amount of insulin and eat an entire packet of chocolate digestives in one go...
    I also didn't change my lancet for two years!
     
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    mountaintom Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not taking my overflowing sharps bin anywhere and leaving it to gather dust in the bathroom and disposing of my used needles in the wood burner instead.
     
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