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Re: [IP] what to carry with you
Susan, you need a suitcase on wheels! LOL
In my car, I have a sugar source (like gluose tabs and animal cookies) and a
syringe. In my purse, I have a syringe and some glucose tabs and I throw in
my meter when I'm going out of the house.
That's for around town. For general running around, I'm close enough to home
that I can run back -- or I can buy batteries at a store somewhere. I can
suck insulin out of my reservoir with the syringe if my set comes off. If
Elvis says he is out of insulin, I still have about 30 units in my tubing and
luer neck that I can suck back up into the reservoir.
If I go out of town for the day, I still just have a meter, sugar source and
emergency syringe. Only if I'm going out of town for a few days do I take
sets, insulin, back-up meter and such.
My inhaler is ALWAYS with me! OK, almost always. I have been known to go into
an out-of-town drugstore, wheezing and asking for them to access my
prescription for an inhaler because I had sucked mine dry. Breathing is very
important to me! lol Anything for diabetes, I can pretty much buy, including
Regular insulin in a real pinch.
Jan and Elvis
In a message dated 1/14/03 10:30:02 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< ust wondering what supplies most of you carry with you on a daily basis.
Here is what we usually have in a small thermal bag and it goes with us
everytime we get in the car:
Insulin, infusion set, reservoir, tegaderm patch, pump batteries, ketone
strips, juice, glucose tabs, pb crackers, water, back up test kit, syringes
and his inhaler for asthma.
In his pocket he carries:
Test kit and a source of sugar (Lifesavers, glucose tabs, etc), pump
batteries, ketone strips and small amount of money -- including change for a
phone. He also has phone numbers for home, endo and my cell phone.
In my purse I carry
Glucagon kit, glucose gel, sugar, reservoir and infusion set.
This is just to get us around town for shopping, etc.. If we are going to
gone longer, we have a thermal back pack that is filled with supplies.
The school nurse thinks this is too much when the school goes on field trips
but Cory's CDE says this is what he needs.
So how about you guys? Do you take this much stuff? >>
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