Diabetes1 Forumss


Topic Title: Do you take any kind of break from your diabetes routine?
Created On: 04/12/2009 03:38 PM
 04/12/2009 04:19 PM

Author Icon

I guess I took a semi-vacation during my teen years - trying to act like I was "nOrMaL". That meant no testing of urine (we've come a long way since then with BG monitors) - and in those days - only one insulin was generally taken - NPH or Lente. I didn't give a care - I just took what had been prescribed which was probably the wrong amount for what I was eating and doing at the time. I did whatever I wanted to without a thought to the consequences. BIG MISTAKE. That of course meant after a year "semi-vacation" - being sick with "flu" (which it wasn't) - I went into a 3 day coma - losing childhood memories - having my head shaved (Sinead O'Connor look alike) due to too many knots in my hair - yuppers - as a diabetic to go on a "vacation" not really a good thing IMHO.

I think for me it's different for perhaps folks that may acquire the disease later on in life - as it's a new thing for them - and can be scary - and can get abit overwhelming with learning a new way of living and coping.

Diabetes is all I really know of in my life - having it since 6 - well - I think that pretty well explains in in a nut shell.
 04/12/2009 03:38 PM

Author Icon

A vacation of sorts. Anything. Maybe if you're a pumper you take a week off pump every so often and go back to MDIs. Or you might go from usually testing 15-20 times a day and once a month only test four times. Maybe you follow a strict diet but on your birthday you dig into the cake and ice cream with a shovel. Anything.

I actually don't really have an answer for this at this point. Up until I started pumping in January I spent most of my diabetic life on vacation. I was diagnosed almost four years ago and a lot of that time I either was in some sort of denial or would get so frustrated that I'd just give up. I'll have to see how my time on the pump goes to see if I ever change up the routine.

I will say that I never test the same number of times a day. It just all depends on how many times I eat, how I'm feeling, what I'm doing, etc.

From the BLOGS
Comment By ricvisa
more Blogs
By FatCatAnna

Posted: Mar 17, 2017
 Thanks for that Andre77 ... though in this area where you've posted "Type 1 Diabetes" - we already know we've got diabetes (50+ years for me).   DiabetesUK has a pretty good description of ...

more more Forums
Your Diabetes Treatment Plan: Nutrition (Part 1)
Making Healthy Food Choices-Treatment Plan: Nutrition
An introduction to the basics of nutrition for diabetics. Step One: Total ...
more more Featured Videos
Cost Savings Tool
Do you know the annual cost of managing your diabetes? Would you like to find ways to reduce your costs? Calculate your total budget and identify ways to save money. You can do this in just a few minutes by entering facts about the products you use. This quick analysis will provide you with a comprehensive overview of both spending and potential savings.

Cost Savings Tool
Monitor Comparison Tools
Blood glucose monitors offer an easy way to test your blood sugar at home or on the go. Use this comparison tool as a guide to learn more about the features and benefits of your current monitor or to find a new one.
Handheld Monitor Comparison
Continuous Glucose Monitor Comparison
Advanced BMI Calculator
Ever wonder if you are at a healthy weight? Then enter your height and weight in our advanced Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. This tool provides you with two important numbers reflecting the estimated impact of your present body weight and shape upon your overall health.
Advanced BMI Calculator
more Care Tools
Dr. Wayne Caputo

Dr. Wayne Caputo:

Simplifying Treatment of Diabetic Ulcers
  more Heroes
  nominate a Hero
  Hero policy
Home | About Us | Press | Make a Suggestion | Content Syndication | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy | Privacy Policy
Last updated: Oct 16, 2019  © 2019 Body1 All rights reserved.