Go Ahead, Box Yourself In

Blue Pill Box

When I first started my battle to control Diabetes, the absolutely most difficult thing to do was to remember to take my meds.  During a month I would forget to take my meds several times.  Sound familiar?

Changing eating habits?  Not a problem.  I just did it.  Getting my rear out and walking.  No problem for me there.  But, taking my meds?  A problem that went on for a year.

I knew taking my meds was crucial to getting some sort of control.  Remember, I started kind of out of control with an A1c of 13.  I started with only two meds – it should not have been that difficult.  Eat breakfast – take meds.  Eat dinner – take meds.  Sounds like it should have been automatic.  How difficult could it possibly be?

VERY DIFFICULT, as it turned out.

Get the pill bottles down.  Take out my meds.  Take the meds.  Put the bottles away.  Easy, right?  So, what was the problem?  And, then, if I did take them, I’d forget, but did not want to take an extra dose – so I went without – if I did not take them.  Sound confusing?  Was Alzheimers (which some call Type 3 Diabetes) setting in?  That’s all I needed, right?

The solution?  A simple pill box.  Exactly like the one pictured above.   Once I started using it – taking meds became very easy for me.  No clue why that was – it just was and I was very willing to accept it at face value.

pill box new

Here’s a picture of a new pill box.  I used a set of two – one for the morning and one for the evening.  As soon as I started to use them, I never missed a dose.  There was never a doubt about taking the meds – whew!

If taking your meds is a challenge for you, get a couple of pill boxes.  They are cheap.  I found mine at a Container Store for a $1.00 in the travel section.  Some pharmacies or clinics give them away – free!  So, ask when you are getting your meds.  So little money and such a huge return.

This little box made a huge difference in my War On Diabetes.  Maybe a couple can help you fight your War?

As always, thank you for reading.


I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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2 comments on “Go Ahead, Box Yourself In
  1. margiekay says:

    Yes, it is quite a challenge to remember if the tabs are taken or not. Glad that you now have a box, it really makes it easier and get better results. Get into the rhythm of day to day needs.

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