Day 4- What do you carry in your purse?
I will definitely say that being diagnosed with diabetes has definitely changed my fashion sense. I HATE carrying a purse. Prior to diagnosis, I would most often tuck my driver’s license and debit card in my back pocket and head out the door. No longer. . .
Not only do I now carry a purse, I carry a LARGE purse, to include these items:
- A small pouch
- Glucose meter
- Test strips
- Lancet and extra needles
- Medical insurance card
- Letter of medical necessity
- A larger pouch
- A glucagon kit- a syringe filled with saline and a vial of powdered glucagon. This is an injection to be used if I should have a severely low blood sugar and be unconscious.
- Pump supplies
- An infusion set-this is the part that goes into my skin and includes the tubing.
- A cartridge set-this is the part that holds the insulin in my pump.
- A vial of insulin
- Some syringes, in case my pump fails
- An extra AA lithium battery
- My continuous glucose monitor
- Some sort of granola bar or an apple, or something.
- Glucose tablets-I’m currently using Glucolift tablets. Since I’ve changed my diet and am eating as organic and natural as I can, I also changed to these tablets. They have no artificial fillers or dyes and they’re quite TASTY!
Of course I also carry my credit cards and frequent shopper cards, my phone, lip balm and assorted other things that get lost in there. But, the list above is what I MUST ALWAYS have with me. Like it or not. . .I’m stuck with a really big bag. At least it’s quite fashionable!