I'm not always neat - but I'm freakishly organized when it comes to diabetes supplies.
Ironical because I'm a self admitted diabetes hoarder - and I have no problem admitting that.
I have shelves in my hallway closet devoted to diabetes supplies.
Pump supplies needles, and lancets. Extra glucose meters that were sent to me that I’ve reviewed. I keep my own test strips boxes in my desk drawer, all lined according to their expiration date and always within reach.
I keep watch on my diabetes supplies - making sure I have enough to keep me safe - and then some -and I don’t throw anything out - I keep everything - Just in case life happens.
Just in case I get too many error readings on my glucose meter or have bronchitis and go through test strips like water.
Just case my new infusion site is a dead spot and sucks figuratively, but not literally.
Just in case I get all dolled up and wear a dress, which requires that I wear Spanx - for both my belly and as a place to secure my insulin pump. SPANX kill infusion sites - every woman who wears an insulin pump knows that.
Just in case the sticky part of my infusion site stops sticking, or I walk by doorknob that yanks me back two feet and rips out my infusion site quicker than you can say "what the fructose!”
Just in case I’m battling a nasty cold/flu/sinus infection or a cortisone shot that requires me to quadruple my hourly insulin requirements - depleting both my longevity of my infusion site and dwindling my insulin supply.
Just in case is a part of or lives... and our lives with diabetes.