Justin's Story

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tips and Tricks-Diabetes Blog Week 2016

Todays Topic:
Let's round out the week by sharing our best diabetes tips and diabetes tricks. From how you organize supplies to how you manage gear on the go/vacation (beach, or skiing, or whatever). From how you keep track of prescription numbers to how you remember to get your orders refilled. How about any “unconventional” diabetes practices, or ways to make diabetes work for YOU (not necessarily how the doctors say to do it!). There's always something we can learn from each other. (Remember though, please no medical advice or dangerous suggestions.) 

Diabetes Blog Week

I get lots of my tips & tricks from other D-Moms, not sure how much of how we do things differently that others but I'll be happy to share some things with you.

I have a storage cabinet with all his supplies in it.  I organize everything according the expiration date.  So that I'll grab the soonest expiring first.  I keep a tupperware right next to the insets and dexcom sensors and empty a box into it.  I use those up and empty the next box in.  Kinda like a store rotating stock.

Justin's pump is waterproof so swimming and the beach isn't such a worry.  He wears his dexcom site on his arm, and when he's going in the ocean I wrap it with CoFlex.  I put the receiver in 2-3 baggies and in the "dry bag"  We've lost one to accidental swim in the pool so I'm over cautious with it now.  

My favorite trick is my pebble watch, I know lots of people are rocking them too. We have ours using the share, and it's been great!  It's awesome when were out and about, it's so convenient to just look at my wrist and know where he's at.  And I love that I can text Justin and he gets the notification on his.  Technology sure is a great tool!  

Thank you so much for checking out my blog this week, it's been fun sharing with you!

1 comment:

  1. I love the Pebble Watch idea, sometimes I wish we had this technology back when I was diagnosed...may have meant less questions from mom ;-)


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