I think a lot of us have little things we do/ways we look at things that set the bar for how we want the rest of our D-management to go- I'm throwing a couple of mine out here and really look forward to seeing what's working best for others. So the secrets to my success:
1. Testing OFTEN and if I'm not on a CGM - testing in pairs (about 15 minutes apart) - so i get some idea of direction
2. Trying to catch myself out of range - it's not a score and there's no losing and if I catch any excursions fast enough - i can seriously minimize the impact.
3. Keeping those around me informed that I'm a T1D - don't need help often but it doesn't pay to surprise people...
4. Find the fun/humor/absurdity in D-care and make sure I don't miss out on opportunities to amuse (at least) myself...
So those are a few of mine - what are yours?