Friday, June 18, 2010

I'm Low in I'M low. Grace's supplies are low, not her number.

My cupboards are sparse. This is my kitchen cabinet where I keep all her stuff.

Top shelf: candy, glucagon (freshly replaced and no longer expired), spare meters, 4 boxes (4 BOXES!) of syringes from our MDI days, pump manuals

Middle shelf: ginormous binder holding all Grace's medical paperwork, insurance crap, prescriptions, flex spending, blah, blah, blah; insulin bottle travel cases, ketosticks (which we never use - I think they're from her diagnosis), glucose tabs

Bottom shelf: blood ketone strips (right now the only thing I'm flush with), test strips, alcohol swabs, pump cartridges, infusion sets, uni-solve

I haven't reordered yet - I'll probably wait till I have one box of cartridges and sets left. There's 10/box, I change her site every 2 days (her numbers start to go up when we try to stretch it any longer), so one box should get us about 20 days. Plenty of time for a new shipment to come in. We don't need insulin, but the test strips need to be called in now.

I like it better when the cabinet's full. It gives me a weird sense of satisfaction.

I don't have that now.

I feel low.


  1. Isn't it beyond fabulous to have full shelves, full of everything D related? Makes me comforted in some strange way. I am jealous of your cabinet space to devote to the D!

  2. hi pam I just found your blog through tracys and I must say I like it . yes supplies oh the supplies and the pharmacys . Pharmacys are a subject best left for another blog . LOL !!! come follow me if you would like I talk about my diabetes , my 25 yr old sons diabetes and my dogs diabetes yes you read that right .

  3. Hi Pam!!!
    I just found your blog through the comment you left on The older side of life blog... aka the phonelady.

    My son Justin(he's 9) was also dx'd a little more than a year and a half ago(10-21-08).
    It was almost a year before I started blogging, but it was the best thing I ever did :) The ladies(and a few dads)I have been blessed with "meeting" have become my greatest support.

    Can't wait to learn more about you guys.

  4. I'm jealous of all your cupboard space as well as how clean and organized it is... is that wrong? I just wandered over here via another blog, and I don't think we've "met" (if we have, I do apologize... I have pregnancy brain).

    My name is Joanne and my daughter Elise was dx almost two years ago when she was 12 months old. Do you mind if I add you to my blog list?

    Looking forward to reading more about you and your family!

  5. WOW! You are so organized...that binder idea!!!! I've been at this for almost 5 years and still haven't figured out how to organize all the D paperwork!!!!!

    I agree...opening the door and seeing a stockpile of stuff is very reassuring....hope you get back up to par soon!

    Nice to "meet" you :)

  6. Are you as organized as you look? I'm working on it, but there is so much room for improvement!

    I sure could use some should blog about how you keep track of everything. Hint.....hint..... : )

  7. I'm new here to your blog and wanted to say hi!

    My name is Connie, I have two daughters ages 2 and 4 years old and they were both diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 11 months apart from each other.

    I just looooove your cupboards!!! I could definately use some extra space for our D supplies, I never have enough room! I may have to start getting rid of some dishes :)

    So nice to meet you and I look forward to learning more about you and your family!

  8. Thanks for your comment. It is SO nice to meet another D Mom! I'm with you sistah! I HATE being low on supplies. For me it always means a trip to Mr. Attitude the Pharmacist.

    I look forward to getting to know you and your family better. The beginning of a beautiful friendship I am sure. :)