Monday, February 4, 2013

A Case For Everything, and Everything In Its Case.

Now that I'm in the process of turning food into a tiny human, I've been told by my endo that I need to start entering all of my blood test results into my insulin pump. At first I was miffed about having to do an additional step (several times a day) on top of all the other steps I'm already doing, but when we had to print off separate charts for my Ping stuff, my iBGStar readings, and my Dexcom graphs and charts, I realized what a pain in the ass I was being if I didn't help her out just a little.

Besides, it's not like she's making me use the Ping remote meter for testing again - while I like my insulin pump, I can do without that chunky, clunky, fat snail of a meter. The iBGStar app provides a lot of meaningful information for me, and going back to life without it... well, I don't want to.

But what this does mean is that I now have one more thing to carry around everywhere; one more accessory sitting on my desk during my workday. They all have cases (because, hi, that's what I do), and while they don't match, it makes me feel slightly better about needing to have so many carry-on items.

Clockwise from top left: a Vera Bradley wallet (modified like so); Fossil cosmetic case that houses all of my
meter crap, an extra pump site, a Humalog pen and needles; Tallygear case for the Dexcom G4
(disclosure: I was sent one free to try out); the bottom of my iBGStar phone case.

13 comments:

  1. "Now that I'm in the process of turning food into a tiny human"


    uhm....that's.....not how babies are made.


    awwwwkward

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    1. HAHAHA! that's hilarious!

      Kim, you have a lot of cool looking cases, I'm jealous.

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  2. Wait can you put your number into your ping? without testing on it? teach me your ways master.

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    1. Indeed, my young Padawan. You have to go through the Bolus/ezBG screens and dial up to whatever. Do a 0.00 bolus. It'll remember the BG, according to my endo. Presto!

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  3. Why not do the same thing on your pump and skip the meter altogether?

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    1. Because most of the outfits I'm wearing right now render my pump not easily accessible. ::sad trombone::

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  4. You are the organized to my messy! I love that you have all these cases! It's inspiring and makes me want to dabble in the organized world. Putting bgs in the pump seems like a pain but maybe it'll just become routine?

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  5. So glad to see those two alcohol swabs in your arsenal! And here I thought I was the last remaining person who carries those things around (for set and sensor changes only -- not for regular fingersticks).

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    1. I have skin prep and skin tac swabs! You're not alone!

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  6. I love the cases, so organized :-)

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  7. I like the fingerstick kickstand. :)

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  8. Wow, that's a lot of stuff. I'm no longer feeling bad because I have to carry around a lot of crap in my pockets. You win.

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  9. My son uses a swiss army sling bag.. a pop and candy.. meter strips pen and poker... gluc in side pocket. Sometimes for short trips he just has his cgm in one jeans pocket and a couple fun size skittles in the other and maybe a pen

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