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Diabetes and Routine

Posted by Jade Venhaus on

I never have imagined a world where I could not leave my home. Having diabetes for 20 years, I have an established diabetes routine that helps me manage my blood sugar, and the past few weeks of quarantine have certainly challenged that routine. With much of the world staying at home, I figured now was a good time to provide some tips on adjusting your diabetes routine during this difficult time:

 

1. Keep a Schedule

Use this time to develop an eating and blood sugar checking schedule for yourself. I like to have a consistent time I do things each day. For example, first thing in the morning I test my blood sugar and bolus for breakfast. I also make sure to have a balanced eating schedule. Such as, having 3 meals a day or 5-6 small meals a day. Having the same schedule everyday helps me keep my blood sugars on track. Since you are probably staying at home and every day feels the same, I recommend setting an alarm on your phone to remind you when to eat and check your blood sugar.

 

2. Adjust Your Insulin Dosage

You probably aren’t moving around as much as usual. Lack of movement may mean you need different insulin levels. If you are on an insulin pump, you may need to make some adjustments to your settings to accommodate for this reduced movement.

 

3. Keep Your Body Moving

Being indoors most of your day makes it difficult to move your body. Try to do one exercise each day (I know this is difficult if you have kids!). For example, I’ve been waking up every day and meditating for 20 minutes first thing in the morning. Then mid-day I take a quick walk around my apartment complex or do an at home workout. You can find a ton of Instagram Lives being posted during this time that encourage you to move your body. Check out @toneitup for some free Instagram Live workouts.

 

Keeping your diabetes managed during this wild time can be tough. The COVID-19 Coronavirus is impacting everyone in different ways, and I understand implementing any routine may be difficult right now. Just remember, we will get through this together. Find us on social media @myabetic if you want to connect with a community that understands.

 

Stay well ✌️❤️

 

Jade Venhaus @vibrantlybalanced

Living with Diabetes Since 2000

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