Diabetes Routine

November 11 Veteran’s Day – Veterans Day marks end of World War 1 in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Is there something you do every day at the same time to help with your diabetes routine?

Firstly, I would like to say Thank You to all the Veterans out there for all that you do! Your hard work is what is keeping us living as The Nation of The Free & The Brave.

Now onto diabetes — The best and biggest thing that I see myself doing every day on a  routine basis is checking my blood sugar levels. I have alarms set on my meter to make sure I check my blood sugar level before dinner each night. I have it set to vibrate, and I do tend to forget to bolus before dinner, so when I hear it, it is a great reminder before I go high.

I also have an alarm set on my cell phone to wake me up at 3:30am each night. I wake up, check my sugar level, get a glass of juice if needed and go back to bed. This is my most routine of routines, and I do it each and every night, at the same time. Since I have been eating dinner earlier than ever before, and I am on more of a lifetime schedule, my blood sugar levels tend to go lower in the middle of the night. I guess that’s what happens when you grow up and get engaged and all that fun stuff!

I can’t complain. Being on a routine is great. And my diabetes control and A1c are getting better because of it too. As Bret Michaels has said “It’s all about maintaining balance.” And he goes on to say, “That’s the weirdest thing for a rock star to say: ‘balance’. But as a diabetic rock star, it’s all about balance in my life.”

And in my life too.