@dorkabetic Murphy's Law of Diabetes:The day you forget 2bring extra pump supplies 2work,something will cause you 2have pump issues. UGH.
She's right! Every single time I walkout the door I have a multitude of things I must bring with me. Like Hannah (and like all of us,) I've been in the situation where I've needed Diabetes/pump supplies at the most inopportune of times and have been without.
So because of Hannah's tweet, I started typing a Checklist of sorts.
On a typical workday the following items leave the house with me.
Extra Pump Supplies √
Tester & Test Strips √
Insulin - just because you never know when you might need it. √ FYI - I don't always carry insulin with me just to walk out the door for the day.
Extra Test Strips/lancets just in case √
Lara Bars √
Two 24 ounce Water Bottles, because girlfriend needs to hydrate! √
Spare pump battery √
Lunch and or lunch money √
Penny to unscrew lid on pump in order to change said "spare battery √
Emergency $$ just in case I really get hungry and need more food/batteries/shiny things √
Movie size box of SweeTarts in side pocket of driver side door for behind the wheel lows √
Extra infusion sets in consul of car - just in case √
Cell Phone √
Work Bag √
Work documentation in said work bag √
Reading glasses/regular glasses, extra contacts & contact case w/saline. Why? Because since the whole 1 in a million thing happened, I need to be able to switch up my vision options @ will. Sometimes my eyes get tired and I need to switch from my contacts to my glasses. √
Favorite Lipstick (s) √
Whether I like it or not, I'm a high maintenance kind of gal. Yes, a big part of the reason is diabetes related, and the other "BIG" reasons are Kelly/ "k2" related.
What's on your checklist? Have you ever been in a situation where you needed backup diabetes accoutrement /supplies and been without?