I found a great way to carry my
insulin and needles when I’m
taking a trip, no matter how long or
short. They ;t perfectly into a hard
eyeglass case. I can walk through a
room with them in hand, and no
one’s the wiser. Also, if I have to
put them into a suitcase, they’re
protected from bouncing around.
Because I take numerous
It also will prove helpful should I
prescription meds daily, along with
some vitamins and supplements, I
maintain a current list of my
prescriptions on my computer and
print the list onto small, blank
address labels. I carry a few of the
labels with me to stick on new-
patient questionnaires at the
dentist, specialist, etc. This is
accurate, a time-saver, and easier
for the provider to read than a
hastily handwritten list would be.
need emergency health care.
I always try to be very careful when
loading my pump with insulin to
make sure all of the air bubbles are
gone. To help me do this, I keep a
pair of magnifying glasses with my
supplies. It makes it so much
easier to see those pesky bubbles!
A great tool to remember is
adhesive ;lm or tape, such as
Opsite Flexi;x: You can
conveniently cut out the middle,
leaving a hole for a continuous
glucose monitor sensor. It overlaps
perfectly, producing a watertight
bond. I use this to ensure that my
sensor makes it the full week it’s
My wife lays out my pills morning
and night and reminds me to take
them. We bought di;erent-colored ramekins to use for each
of my daily pills, which help keep
little pills from rolling away.
Clever ideas for a happy, healthy New Year
I re;ll glucose tablet tubes
and keep them in my purse.
I have a knitted cover on my
tube, so it’s easier to feel in
my purse in an emergency.
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