Saturday, May 14, 2011

Snapshots of the inner workings of the purse of a diabetic

Saturday snapshots - Saturday 5/14: Today is the only day I’ve brought back a fun topic from last year.  Inspired by the Diabetes 365 project, let’s snap a few more d-related pictures and share them again.  Post as many or as few as you’d like.  Be creative!  Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures.  Or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.

When I think about taking pictures of myself and putting them on my blog, I feel like this:
Me? Really? Yeah... About that...

So I'm going to show you guys what diabetic supplies and necessities I carry in my purse on a daily basis.

Clockwise from top left:

One Touch Ultramini (Pink meter in case with strips and poker thing)
In case there is also a couple of dollars for emergency low juice purchases or emergency high water purchases, extra lancet or two. Attached to case is a glucose tablet key chain. Sometimes I will just grab this and go with it for super quick trips. I've managed to be able to use this as a wallet in those cases. Also in this case are used test strips.

Prescription for new glasses.
My last eye visit was a couple of months ago and I still haven't found acceptable glasses worth me spending my money.

Emergency pump supplies
The white and pink bag usually contains what I'd need for an emergency insulin pump change. There is an infusion set, reservoir (not pictured), insulin and the thing that helps me insert the new site (the blue thing). I also have a sealed needle in there, just in case. Oh! And an unopened canister of test strips.

Rogue test strip.

Low savers
In the blue/purple and white bag (Target freebie... what what!), I keep glucose tabs (two tubes) and various snacks. It looks like, right now, I have a Clif Bar (White Chocolate Macadamia... Yum!), a granola bar and some fruit snacks. While the snacks may vary, I always have the tubes of glucose tablets.

Hand sanitizer.
I need it more than I think.

I just noticed that my extra batteries are missing from the picture. I need to double check if they are just loose in the purse or if I need to replace them.

Everything put away waiting to be put back in the purse.

Just imagine what I'd have to pack for a vacation that lasts more than a day or so in medical supplies alone! I miss being able to use a small purse.

Well, that's about it for my snapshot Saturday for D-Blog week! While this was fun, I doubt that I'd do it more than every so often. But, alas, I enjoyed showing you some of what I carry in my large purse. I also have a book at any given time! I love books.

This girl is such a nerd.



  1. You are so CUTE Beth!!! And dear LORD what we have to carry around for "D"... it is such a high maintenance beast!

  2. Great pics Beth! I would never dare show the insides of my ginormous wouldn't all fit in a pic! :) Thanks for sharing...we have the same meter!

  3. I miss being able to use a small purse too :( Better to be prepared though!

  4. Not a nerd at all - she is FABULOUS!!!! I always love looking at all of the d-supplies we lug around. I don't know how we managed to carry it all. :)