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chronicallysassy

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Hi!! I was just recently diagnosed with ADHD and I was wondering how people remember to give themselves insulin???? That’s like the biggest thing I struggle with to the point where I truly believed I was giving myself more insulin than I should have but when I saw my endocrinologist she yelled at me for only giving myself insulin once a day 🥺. Any tips you have that will help me remember to give myself insulin more than once a day would be greatly appreciated!! I’m a college student whose schedule changes all the time so I can’t really stick to an eating schedule. Thanks in advance 😁

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    • nbwiththespinnerring

      776d

      I’m in the same boat, my mom always has to remind me. I was also just diagnosed with adhd

    • nbwiththespinnerring

      776d

      I’m in the same boat, my mom always has to remind me. I was also just diagnosed with adhd

    • vetgirl98

      782d

      I have type one and ADHD and I never thought about there being a link here! I always struggled to remember to do my injections and now it makes so much sense. For me, I downloaded a logging app and tracked my long acting insulin there (since that’s the one I always forgot), and it helped a bit! I just switched to the tslim x2 with dexcom and I still forget to bolus for meals sometimes 🙃

    • chronicallysassy

      782d

      im already on dexcom and tslim! i’ve been more on top of remembering but if it turns out i’m doing the same thing i’ll ask my endo about switching to faster insulin!

    • IvyGabrielle

      783d

      Dexcom sad tslim combo has been wonderful. I’d use to forget my long acting insulin a lot. Also being on a more faster acting sort term insulin like fiasp or lumjev has been A LIFESAVER. I can take my insulin up to twenty minutes into my meal or right at my meal, no more taking insulin then forgetting to eat or starting to eat then forgetting my shot.

    • JX

      783d

      My endocrinologist yells at me every time no matter what I do. I’ve been working on the same thing- I do like two fast acting shots if I remember if not I only do one and the long acting

    • Pinkhairdontcare

      783d

      I would set an alarm schedule on your phone, leave notes on the fridge, bathroom mirror, really anywhere that you're likely to look at/see multiple times a day. Same goes for checking blood sugar.

    • Atlantida

      783d

      I’m diabetic and have adhd I would suggest doing your insulin injections BEFORE the meals or snacks because after that you will get distracted and forget. Kind of try to make it a habit! Also alarms can help too but you don’t really want to blast those when you’re out in public at least for me I don’t like to.

    • jrall

      783d

      getting an omnipod and a dexcom helped me A LOT.

    • chronicallysassy

      784d

      omg thank you! I was literally just diagnosed with it today. I start adderall sometime next week. hoping that will help me focus!! Id love to get to know you more!! message me :)

    • kelsey

      784d

      hi!!! i’m also diabetic but undiagnosed for adhd. i know i have it. it’s hard to remember but i’ve recently set alarms on my phone every two to three hours. i’ve also done this for remembering pill times as well and it’s helped tremendously!! everyone is also different so this might not work for you. i’m a struggling college student as well and i’m finding it really hard to balance between health and school plus work. i hope this gives you faith and helps you as well!! all the love <3 keep your head up!

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