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One Size.

“Just bolus fifteen minutes before you eat, and you won’t see that post-prandial spike.”

“Just bolus thirty-five minutes before you eat, and you won’t see a post-prandial spike.”

“Have you thought about Levemir?”

“Have you tried Apridra?”

“Have you seen any difference between Humalog and Novolog?”

“If I use the Opsite tape, I can get a sensor to stay on for ten days.”

“I use a tubed pump.”

“I use a patch pump.”

“I use pens.”

“I need a dual-wave bolus for pizza.”

“I use a square-wave bolus for pizza.”

“I use my insulin pen like four times for pizza.”

“You eat pizza?!”

Even though we are living with the “same” disease, the way we manage is different for each one of us.  One size, or one management plan, does not fit all.  (And one size doesn’t even fit for the same person every day … see also “insanity.”)

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. EXACTLY!!

    10/16/13; 10:48 am
  2. Absolutely!!! I know we all know this . . . . . but I’ve noticed sometimes we seem to forget it.

    10/16/13; 11:28 am
  3. k2 #

    Nope, one size does not fit all – Especially when it comes to managing diabetes!

    10/16/13; 3:12 pm
  4. Amy Crandell #

    But knowing what others do gives you ideas for your own care. I love hearing what works for others — everyone needs more tricks in their bag when what they are doing no longer works. What better resource is there than others with diabetes?

    10/16/13; 5:09 pm
  5. Larry Here #

    And that, my friends is the beauty of the DOC – We can see all the ways people are doing it, and adopt what works for us. Great to continually have new options presented!

    10/16/13; 5:27 pm
  6. One size diabetes doesn’t fit all but can I at least try on the shoes?

    10/17/13; 1:24 am
  7. Even within the same family, it’s not one size fits all. My mom and I are both Type 2, but we react differently to various foods. I’m with Sara though – those shoes are cute!

    10/20/13; 6:25 pm

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