Wednesday, May 13, 2015

DBlog Week: Hoarders; Diabetes Edition

Wednesday - Clean it out

Yesterday we kept stuff in, so today let's clear stuff out. What is in your diabetic closet that needs to be cleaned out? This can be an actual physical belonging, or it can be something you're mentally or emotionally hanging on to. Why are you keeping it and why do you need to get rid of it?


My name is Joanne and I hoard diabetes supplies.  The above picture is our diabetes cupboard and it houses all the necessary supplies to keep Elise alive and living life as normally as possible. 

If you look up at the top left-hand shelf, that's where all the meters are.  Not spare meters, mind you, but meters we somehow have collected but don't use because we don't have the strips for them. I just counted and there are 6, brand new, never used meters.

And yet I still keep them.  Why?  I don't know.  Mostly because I don't know what to do with them.  It seems to be a waste to throw them away.  But I don't know anyone who needs them.  Or what else to do with them.

So there they sit.  Sad.  Alone. Unused.

Anyone need a meter?


  1. Haha. I glimpsed into my supply.....closet today and it is very similar. I wish I could tell you how many unopened boxes of lancets I have....but I would be home all day counting.

  2. Wow! Your cupboard is so neat! We used to use rolling totes. They were not neatly organized. Cleaning them out every few years was an amazing hunt of lost meter treasures :)

  3. Haha your cabinet looks very familiar to mine :)

  4. I am envious of how organized your supplies are!

  5. I completely relate to this! I look like a supply hoarder too! We can never have enough.


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