We all lead busy lives. Add in the demands of diabetes, and you might start to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately there’s good news! By making one small change at a time, you can improve your blood glucose levels and overall life with diabetes.
Check out our tips and tricks to help you live and thrive every day with diabetes.
1. Make your smartphone work for you.
Use an app on your phone or device to help log your food, track blood glucose levels, and even connect with other people in the diabetes community. Many of these apps are free of charge. Apps can also be useful for hassle-free notifications, such as prescription pick-up times. They make it easy to quickly scan and order refills or shop for your diabetes supplies, including test strips, glucose tablets, and batteries for your meter.
2. Keep a travel-size bottle of hand cream in your purse, briefcase, or backpack.
Dry skin can be a side effect of diabetes, but moisturizing can help relieve the itch. Pack hand sanitizer or alcohol wipes for outdoor excursions or overnight trips. Having clean hands is important for accurately checking blood glucose, and you may not always have access to running water when you’re out exploring.
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