my pump uses one AA battery. I keep 2 or 3 in my purse, rotate them out with batteries kept at home & when I go on a trip I take a few more.
I do the same. Only mine are AAA. I carry more than one and am glad I carry the extra when I had a new battery that did not work in my pump a time or two.
Similar to Marie, I keep spare batteries for both my pump and my meter in the meter case, which has a zippered mesh compartment.
I keep a spare in my diabetes cash for both my meter and pump. I wouldn't worry if I didn't have any on me though, I get 3 months out of each for a lithium battery AAA are sold all over the place..
Would never leave the house without a back up pen though, as I have been off the pump before a DKA starts to set in so quickly.
Yep, I got one each of the pump and the meter/remote battery in my meter case. Then I basically forget about it and when I'm down to one of each in my drawer (especially the pump batteries - I always have the regular AA batteries the meter takes) I buy more. I'm probably the least compulsive person about carrying extra supplies. I leave the house basically with just my meter remote and the glucose tabs that are always in my purse, but the batteries are easy to just keep in my meter case. I do occasionally switch them out with new ones when I remember.
Have you never found yourself away from home feeling awful with a BG of 400+ mg/dl for "no reason" (and therefore a bad/questionable site)? If not, you are really lucky! Not fun at all! Happened to me a few times and is why I always bring a backup insulin pen with me now.
I should clarify, Jen, that I don't work fulltime anymore so I'm not away from home for more than a few hours. Also, I now live in a tiny town where I could get home in 10 minutes. If I travel further away or for longer times I definitely take more.
Oh, yes, and I have a dime in my meter case too to open the battery cap (I guess I'm cheap!)
Might as well hold onto that dime. Can't make a phone call anymore :(
LOL - I remember when a dime was a fortune!
TEN penny candies (no sales tax) or a six-ounce bottle of soda for me and my brother - five cents each.
Of course, gas was three dimes a gallon by the time I got to high school. It seemed so expensive! Sigh.
Come to think of it, when's the last time you saw a phone booth?
Who needs a phone booth? We're all Dick Tracy now! LOL