Girls...what diabetes supplies do you carry in your purse for emergencies? Boys...feel free to respond on what you carry as well.

I feel like my purse weights 15lbs. I wonder if I'm too prepared or not???

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They are easy and effective. They also sort of helped me get to where I have like 5 jelly beans instead of 15 jelly beans and don't bounce high as often, which I look at as a big win?

It is generaly hotter than Hades here in SC so I got an, Ice Breaker Fr0st, container, which is easy to carry and at Wal-Mart or the dollar store you can get a bag of Caramels Creams very reasonable and you can carry 4 of these creams in this container. Serving size three pcs (34g). Under total carbs it says 23g ? I do know that 2 pieces will raise my bg from 30 to well over 100. They are yummy.

I also have a bottle of Coke in my bicycle basket as that will raise you quicker than anything.

That is fantastic, AR. What a well controlled D carries. Bravo!

For regular days:
Meter (with battery for pump and meter) plus a small gladware of Skittles.

For a weekend away
the same plus an extra infusion set. I never take insulin for overnight--I can get home before there is a problem.

For long trips (more than 1 night--sometimes 3 weeks for work)
Infusion kits, juice boxes, insulin, sensor equipment, test strips and required accessories, syringes for only long, long trips overseas (mine are 12 years old, but I carry them for an emergency. NEVER had to use them in 10 years of pumping)
plus the basic daily stuff.

I do keep juice boxes in my car and skittles in my purse at all times. (My grandmother was a T2 and always had Chuckles in her purse. I sooo remember that.) May try jelly beans (thanks AR for that reminder) as the skittles really stick to the teeth. I also have an emergency kit with everything at work.

Is stuff gonna happen? Rarely and I will survive with the basics and a plan. But after 50 years of this, I try to keep it simple.

In addition to my meter and Skittles, I used to carry this (circa 2008):

Then I got sick of carrying around giant purses with so much stuff, so now I've whittled it down to this (along with my meter and Skittles):

I live in an earthquake zone and, like BustedPancreas, rely on public transit and have long commutes, so I probably SHOULD go back to carrying the first pack. That had enough supplies that I would be fine getting stranded somewhere for a few days. The new pack has, essentially, enough so that I don't pass out/go DKA/die before getting to more substantial supplies and/or medical assistance.

I am really impressed with how much you have minimized things!

What's the yellow container/pen, if you don't mind me asking?
An epi pen?

Yep, an EpiPen ... which I thankfully have never had to use (though I've had some close calls).

What is a EpiPen? What do you do with this? thanks.

Bonjour, Brigitte. Ils sont pour des allergies graves.

Merci pour la réponse in French!!!!!!

De rien. ;0)

Fantastic downsizing!




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