Saturday, May 15, 2010

Life in pictures

Day 6 of Diabetes Blog Week: Diabetes snapshots

My supply drawer. This is just the "easy access" drawer. There is a spot in a closet nearby for the rest of my "stash." ;-)

This is my work bag. Different than my other purses because it's big enough to carry all the must-haves to cover me at work. (I'm sure the ladies get it . . . and the peeps who work long shifts.) It is complete with my badge, key to the call room, my favorite pen and my fruit leather for quick treatment of those pesky lows. And my ugly blue supply bag for emergency refills, site changes, etc.

This is the afore-mentioned ugly blue supply bag. I probably got this pretty soon after my diagnosis, it's that old. It's held up pretty well but I didn't use it all that often. There was an ice pack designed to go in it that had slots for insulin. Now I use it because my pump supplies fit in it. I carry everything I need at work, "just in case." Extra batteries for meter and pump, strips, cartridges, wipes, Humalog, and insets.

I wasn't very hungry for lunch and I probably didn't eat as much as I thought I would (and bolused for). I got low afterwards (60-something). I treated and this is what I was 20 minutes later. Hmmm . . .

This is apparently where all my dead strips go to die. And btw, holy crap, I need to clean out my case!

But really it's not my fault, 'cause those suckers dig in and hide from me! I hate it when they get in there . . how do they do that?

My stash of insulin. All I use these days is Humalog in my pump. I used to use the butter compartment for storage but this method has proven more stable.

Instead, the butter compartment houses . . . well, butter for one. Plus all the insulin that I can't use anymore: Lantus (now that I'm back on the pump) and Symlin (not insulin, but I still can't use it while we are trying to knock me up).

This is the official Low Treatment Center in my fridge. Milk, if I'm being good and patient. And OJ if I'm too low to be accountable for my actions and must raise my blood sugar yesterday!



  1. Before my son Caleb was diagnosed, I carried a wallet and that was IT! Now I have this huge bag. Oh well - it's something fun to shop for. I like your low treatment center. It sounds like you know exactly where to go and what to do.

    PS - Nice to "meet" you via DBW :)

  2. Hi Layne, I wish I was as organized as you :) And yes, you're welcome to view my locked blog - please could you email me? diabeticmommy at Ta :)

  3. Haha! I'm laughing out loud! My test strips are everywhere in my case too! I thought I was the only one who did that! In addition, I use the butter compartment as well!