Friday, September 7, 2012

September DSMA Blog carnival: My goodie bag formerly my dbag

I was calling my goodie bag my d-bag for awhile but uhm....well let's just say it dawned on me one day that it is a completely inappropriate term for something so valuable to me.

I love my goodie bag. I change it usually once every few months, usually when the blood stains and the sticky finger syndrome rubs off the pretty designs. I always use a make up bag that will fit in my purse. It's small, compact and it NEVER leaves my side. Wherever I am my goodies are with me.

Here is what I have with me at the bare minimum:



Back to front: cute pink make up bag (turned out since there are blood stains on the other side;)), anti bac for checking on the road, full vial of dex4 (says watermelon but is actually fruit punch, yum!), extra infusion set, finger poker, back up syringe, a few band aids, lancets (but who uses them anyway?), ibgstar meter, Novorapid backup, test strips, battery cap, reservoir cap, and an extra reservoir. Missing from photo: back up battery for my pump (I changed it last night and forgot to replace)

I also can be caught stealing little packs of peanut butter and honey from restaurants when my waitress/waiter isn't looking and stock piling them in my kit. I have been known to stock an extra vial of strips too.

And yeah, I like pink, ok?




This post is my September entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival.  If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetessocmed.com/2012/september-dsma-blog-carnival-2/

5 comments:

  1. Wow, you certainly are ready for anything!! I though I was well-prepared, but I was wrong!! Great idea about the packets of honey - I'll be trying to swipe those for restaurants now too. :)

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    1. Ha! It's funny you say that. Around this time last year, I went through a major burn out and barely carried my meter or glucose tabs. It's a pretty good improvement.

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  2. Haha! It's probably a good idea to not continue calling it your "dbg"! If only companies knew what we were carrying in their makeup bags...

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  3. Starbucks has little ketchup-like packs of honey for tea - which are promptly swiped into my kit too. I call it my kit. No clue why. -Terri

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    1. Oh this is definitely what I was referring to.

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