Pancreas courtesy of iheartguts.com
I’m going to San Diego for 3 days, but it might as well be a week, because when it comes to diabetes supplies, less is not more and there are always issues! I'm totally high maintenance - And I have no problem admitting it!
The travel questions my head are diabetes related indeed,
Diabetes and traveling are a challenge, and yet I still proceed.
1 box containing 10 pump infusion sets and are 6 insulin reservoirs enough?
Should I bring 1 full bottle of insulin or two?
Same question goes for the Symlin pens,
Will this diabetes travel madness ever end?
I’ve torn my office apart, looked all over but still can’t find, my Dr’s note explaining
All my issues endocrine!
Several hypodermics because you never know when that rare time will come around, that you might need to use them again.
An extra box of test-strips in my checked suitcase,
And another extra in my hand bag, and one in my carry-on... just in case.
And yes I'll admit that it's true, I’m starting to feel like a diabetes supply hoarder hag... Aren’t you??
A 4 pack of triple AA batteries on my person, kashi bars and gluco tabs too,
Have I missed anything on my “ Diabetes Travel To-Do?”
Carrying 7 days of meds just in case,
There’s no doubt my hotel will have diabetes supplies all over the place.
Such is life for the diabetes traveller you see,
Such is the life for the likes of you and me.
Diabetes won’t stop me from crossing time zones,
Diabetes won’t stop me from leaving my home.
I’ll board the plane with my pharmacy carry -on in hand,
All thanks to my faulty pancreas & Islet of Langerhans