Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Diabetes Blog Week 2012: One Great Thing

Tuesday 5/17 Living with diabetes (or caring for someone who lives with it) sure does take a lot of work, and it’s easy to be hard on ourselves if we aren’t “perfect”.  But today it’s time to give ourselves some much deserved credit.  Tell us about just one diabetes thing you (or your loved one) does spectacularly!  Fasting blood sugar checks, oral meds sorted and ready, something always on hand to treat a low, or anything that you do for diabetes.  Nothing is too big or too small to celebrate doing well! 

Alright, one thing I do well.  Hmmm...

One thing I am good at is keeping my pencil case organised and fully stocked:

This is my little diabetes on-the-go stash.  I posted about it in my picture post from last years blog week (though I've got a new pencil case since then!), and it's probably one of the most sensible things I do with regards to my diabetes.  In this little case, I have my meter, strips, finger pricker, ketone meter and strips, hypo treatment, a spare pen, insulin, a battery, a spare infusion set and a syringe.  It's quite amazing how much you can fit in one little case, and I love that pretty much everything I need to keep me going for a little while diabetes-wise is in there.  I started using it for work, and then realised that I can just stick it in a bag whenever I head out somewhere.  As I've found that this really helps with being spontaneous while being diabetic (no need to try and find everything if someone suggests heading out for a while), I've really made an effort to make sure that it's always keep up to date, and that I refill it whenever anything runs out.  It's just a little thing, but it's one thing I do well, and something that I find makes living with diabetes just that little bit easier. :)

1 comment:

  1. Diabetes gets an unfair blame when your routine is disrupted because of forgetting some particular supply. Stock 'em up and you'llbe ready for most anything.