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Smart Mealtime Insulin Tips

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Just a little simple planning can help your mealtime insulin shots to be quick, discreet, and stress-free.
For starters, always carry your mealtime insulin with you. You might be planning on a quiet meal at home and then, BAM! A famous chef invites you to be her personal guest at the hottest restaurant in the city! Life happens! Be prepared.
Also, it's a good idea to always have a snack available. Fast-acting carbs can come in handy if, for example, your meal is delayed and you already took your insulin.
Figuring out your correct mealtime dose can be a bit tricky, because it's different for each person. So make sure to talk with your diabetes team about how to calculate your dosage. A correction dose may also be needed if you eat a meal with a lot of carbohydrates.
Finally, keep a journal of what you eat and your blood sugar levels. Having these records available when you meet with your diabetes team can help them create the best possible plan for meeting your mealtime insulin goals.

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