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Chad Carpenter

Chad's Wisdom

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"Keep it as simple as you want to."

"I don't Like it when people notice or comment on my Diabetes."

Why did you choose a meter and injections? 

It works great for me. It’s easy to use and change doses if necessary. I don’t have to have it on my body. Why fix something if it’s not broken?

What are the trade-offs of using a meter and injections? 

I’m not always sure what my blood sugar is. I do wish I could track it better without having to poke myself so much.

Diabetes devices can produce a lot of information and numbers. How do you feel about this? What do you do with all the data?

I learn from it and how my body changes throughout the day. I would use it to better my body and levels.

How do you respond to people when they notice or comment on your devices?

I just tell them what I have and they usually have questions. I have a tattoo on my wrist that says type 1 diabetic. People notice that and become aware.

How do you make the devices comfortable on your body? 

I usually have them in my pocket, wife’s purse, diaper bag, or in my cooler.

What helps you trust your devices?

I use it daily and I became comfortable with it and my body.

What would you tell someone considering this same combo? 

It’s the bare bones of managing blood sugar. Sometimes you don’t need fancy things to make things easier. Keep it as simple as you want to.

What challenges do you have and how have you overcome them? 

I always bring extra supplies when I go on vacation. I kinda do my own thing with my insulin different times of the day.

 


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