T Minus Two Type Two Diabetes and Other Passions

16May/143

In Sight

This post (not a repost!) is my response for today's prompt for Diabetes Blog Week: "Diabetes Life Hacks -- Share the (non-medical) tips and tricks that help you in the day-to-day management of diabetes ... Please remember to give non-medical advice only!"

I have griped a time or two (okay, maybe closer to 300 times) about how much I hate sitting down to count out my medications each week, because doing so seems to be a real symbol of my diseases.

But, I really don't mind -taking- the medications. However, it took me several years to figure out how to take them as consistently as I need to. For way too long, I relied on trying to remember the three times a day I have pills to swallow. That just didn't work. Eventually, I had the insight that I needed to keep my meds in sight. (See what I did there?)

The morning meds live on the desk where I used to sit at my computer every morning. (The computer now lives elsewhere, but seeing the desk is reminder enough.)  I have a phone-and-computer calendar reminder for the mid-afternoon, when I'm usually at work. And there's a little stand in my bathroom - which I'm sure to visit before I go to bed - that holds the sorter with the things I take at night.

I still manage to forget once in a while, but I'm pretty consistent.

It's simple, but it works for me.

 

   

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