My Diabetes Related OCD is once again rearing it's ugly (though very necessary head,) as I try to organize my things & prepare for some major life changes in the not to distant future.
I've been spending a lot of time as of late cleaning, organizing & pitching things, and in the process have noticed a few things regarding my Diabetes OCD.
1. I have a thing for Ziploc bags
I have a sandwich sized Ziploc bag filled with extra insulin pump tubing, from all the times I ran into a doorknob and or dead spot and had to replace my infusion set before my reservoir set.
I also save those tiny Ziploc bags that lancets come in and use them to cart around spare pump batteries. I also have 1 large size Ziploc bag in 3 different pieces of luggage, each containing a vile of unopened test strips; several infusion/reservoir sets, some spare lancets, and an unopened box of travel size toothpaste.
2. Speaking of lancets.....
I find unused lancets in almost every desk & bureau drawer.
Also, I just changed my lancet this morning - And it feels so much better than the previous burned out/ blunt lancet!
3. Since I mentioned batteries....
I need to invest in a battery tester. WHY? Because as I clean out old handbags I'm finding those tiny zip lock battery filled bags in almost every handbag, and I have no idea if they work or not.
4. Test strips
I know I've written this before, but I love seeing my test strip boxes all lined up by expiration date in my desk drawer - It makes me feel safe, and it makes me smile. ;)
5. Juice boxes
I'm back to buying juice boxes (I prefer Apple & Eve) and keeping a 3 and or 6 pack in my nightstand drawer and one juice box on my nightstand for middle of the night lows.
Personally, I like the Sesame Street Variety Pack, tasty flavors & 14 grams of carbs a serving!
6. Let's revisit the subject of test strips...... Again
I'm finding used test strips in drawers, closets, closet shelves and I even found one in the recyclable container. What the heck!!!
So, do have any Diabetes Related OCD issues that you'd care to share?