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What can I do to remember to use my diabetes supplies?

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You may want to:

• Connect diabetes blood glucose testing and taking medications to other daily hygiene habits. Do it when you take your morning shower, brush your teeth, or wash your face.

• Make it convenient. Kkeep your insulin and blood glucose monitor nearby and in the same place all the time.

• Create a daily habit to test your blood and take your medicine. 

• Set a timer to remind you.

• Make a chart or diabetes to-do list for the things you must do eery day. Check off the items as you do them.   

SOURCES:

FDA: "Glucose Meters and Diabetes Management."

American Diabetes Association: "Insulin Storage and Syringe Safety Information."

The Hormone Foundation: "Diabetes Lifestyle and Prevention."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA: "Glucose Meters and Diabetes Management."

American Diabetes Association: "Insulin Storage and Syringe Safety Information."

The Hormone Foundation: "Diabetes Lifestyle and Prevention."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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