Diabetes Blog Week- Day 2
For me, there is only one thing I am really great at with my diabetes. And, I'm not being a downer. I am good at testing, but not great. I usually don't test before I go to bed and that's something I am working on improving. I'm good at carb counting, but not great. I could look things up more rather than guessing.
But... I am always great at managing my supplies. We travel a lot. My husband and I are renovating a mid-century (and I don't mean mid-century chic, either!) ski house in VT in our "spare time." So we are always in the car driving to and from. We also travel to visit our family who are located all across the country and we enjoy traveling for fun when we can.
All this on-the-go means I have to be ready with back up supplies in each house/location which is tricky because of insurance/supply regulations. I wish I could order duplicate orders of supplies but I'm sure as many of you experience, I encounter "I'm sorry, your prescription cannot be refilled for another 3 days due to the insurance company's schedule of when a refill is appropriate. Oh, you are going to VT and won't be home for four days? I'm sorry your prescription cannot be refilled for another 3 days due to the insurance company's schedule of when a refill is appropriate. Oh, your small town in VT doesn't have a CVS where you could refill this on the appropriate day? I'm sorry..."You get get the idea.
So, despite all of that, I have *knock on wood* never run out of any of my supplies (insulin, infusion sets, sensors, inserter, back up flex pen, glucagon, no matter where I am, and I'm proud of that. This makes me feel like I am in control of my d-life, and not the other way around.