Write about what’s in your bag / purse / backpack every day
Type 1 Diabetes = Stuff
Meters, lancing device, strips, low blood sugar supplies, back up supplies...
Figuring out how to tote all this jazz around remains a work in progress.
We've used various systems that have worked well over the years,
but it seems this is one area that is always evolving around here.
A couple years ago, I told you about our kit.
It worked great...until it didn't.
Sugar's tastes have evolved, preferences have emerged, and I'm
learning that things which used to work, don't always work now.
With the discount being offered, and not having to pay for shipping, we (*I*)
decided to invest in one and give it a whirl!
She loves it!
It keeps everything organized and easily accessible.
It slides nicely into her backpack, making it a great way to manage her supplies at school.
(FYI -- Her mind is subject to change without notice.)
In case you're wondering, here's some highlights of the stuff we keep in her bag:
- Glucolift Tablets
- Level Gels
- Quick Sticks
- Dex4 Glucose Liquid
- Keto-Diastix -- these are urine ketone strips that also detect glucose. I dip these in her drinks while we're away from home (especially fountain sodas). She was given a regular soda once, while we were at a movie...
N E V E R A G A I N!!!
- Yes...she's 9 and she has a cell phone. She keeps it in her bag at all times, so it's not something she's toting around like a teenager. It's been a great tool in helping us work towards greater independence. I'm not exactly sure what we used to do without cell phones.
So, anyway, that's our bag!
And PS (No one paid me to write this.)
Day 4 of National Health Blog Post Month 2012.