Tips and Tricks - Friday 5/20
Let's round out the week by sharing our best diabetes tips and diabetes tricks. From how you organize supplies to how you manage gear on the go/vacation (beach, or skiing, or whatever). From how you keep track of prescription numbers to how you remember to get your orders refilled. How about any “unconventional” diabetes practices, or ways to make diabetes work for YOU (not necessarily how the doctors say to do it!). There's always something we can learn from each other. (Remember though, please no medical advice or dangerous suggestions.)
My name is Joanne, and I horde diabetes supplies.
Remember this post from a few months ago, when I told the story of a co-worker of Fred's who lost his house in a tornado? I wrote about wanting to organize Elise's supplies in such a way that they would be easy to grab in case of an emergency.
Well, I am proud to say... I did it!
It tok a few days, but here are the pictures to prove it:
|The before... yikes|
|The carnage begins|
|I found these totes at Costco for about $10 each|
|Because the dex boxes take up too much space, I bought large ziploc bags and organized the sensors by date|
|The aforementioned ziploc bags. I'm entirely too lazy to flip the picture. Sorry|
|The totes now reside at the back of our tornado room|
|So shiny and organized! That paper taped to the door? Instructions on mixing U-20 insulin. I can't bring myself to take it down for some reason.|
Now I just need to keep on top of it as supplies come in.