Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE -- Clinical Psychologist and Certified Diabetes Educator
When you are dining out, what do you say at the end of the meal when you want to pay? “Check, please!” And the waiter brings you your bill.
I have lived with type 1 diabetes for 40 years. When I am dining out, what do I do before ordering my meal? “Check, please.” I always check my blood glucose to help guide my decision of how much insulin I will need to take to cover the food I plan to eat. I can also check my blood glucose again two hours after the start of my meal to see whether I am within my target range. If my blood glucose is too high, I can take more insulin, if needed. Or I could go for a walk after my meal since exercise is a great way to lower blood glucose. If you are living with type 2 diabetes, your “check, please” moment might be two hours after the first bite of your meal, to see how your blood glucose is doing. If it’s within your target range, then you can feel proud of yourself for your successful self-care.
Read the full article “Check, Please!” at Liberty Medical.