I've mentioned before that I am not a big fan of woman's purses. I know, I am a woman, but I hate the big ones that some people carry, that I swear one day will cause them back problems with what they haul around in them. I like to carry a bag, that just contains what I need, and with diabetes, we have to carry a few extra's that most people don't require. I never leave home without my blood meter, spare batteries (for meter and pump), pen needles, lancets, spare infusion set. You name it, we PWD's have to make sure we are prepared like a Girl Scout / Boy Scout.
Now, this is mainly aimed at the women, but I always wonder, what do hairy chested dudes use to carry all their diabetic crap we have to lug around with us? I'm hoping some of you may come up to the podum and fill us in on how you do it ... a "man bag"?
I've noticed lately, there are more and more companies coming up with various ways for carrying our supplies that don't look "medical". Unfortunately they are based in the USA, and sometimes don't ship outside of their country or if they do, shipping/customs is beyond my budget range. So, what do I do? Being the Frugal Fashionista (I think I own half of Salvation Army in clothing / furniture) - I use make up bags to bung my diabetic supplies into. I just recently picked up one (on sale), which I have to admit, I can't wait to show off next time I'm at a restaurant, getting ready to test my BG (blood glucose), or pull out my pen needle to inject. I'm so vogue !
Have you got any pictures of what you use to carry your diabetic gear around? Please post, we might find something new to try out!