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Have BIG bag will travel - not for this diabetic gal!

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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!

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Posted: Jun 5, 2010 15:37
  • Have BIG bag will travel - not for this diabetic gal!

    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!

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