Finding the right diabetic supply kit for your needs can be tricky. There are many options out there. From stylish wallets, backpacks, insulated bags, and more. With so many decisions it can be hard to decide. Have you ever been shopping for candy and the amount of different options was so overwhelming that eventually you just gave up and didn’t get anything? Yep. Been there. Just last week.
As of today, it is officially Autumn. Whether you’re excited about that or not, it’s here. To be honest, I can’t decide if I’m excited or not. I love watching the leaves turn into hues of yellow, orange, and red. Breathing in the crisp air as the sun still filters through, but it’s still cold enough to wear a sweater. All of that is great, except snow fall comes after fall here in Minnesota and that is what I’m not excited for.
When we think of diabetes, we typically think of humans. Unfortunately, a lot of people still think it’s due to lifestyle choices and a diabetic person must be overweight. That is incorrect and offending to many that battle diabetes daily. However, humans are not the only ones that can get diabetes. Animals can also get diabetes (shocking, right?!) Having to inject your furry friend with a needle everyday just seems unbearable—I know I would feel awful doing it to my pup. But, it keeps them alive, so what other choice do you have?
Can you believe it’s already the middle of July?! This summer is just flying by, which means you better start checking things off your summer bucket list that we talked about last week. Did you end up going to that drive-in movie?! Me neither. Being active and doing everything you want to can be hard when you need to inject medicine every so often. You can’t live without it, so you need to bring syringes with you. But, how do you keep them safe?
Have you ever left the house and realized that you forgot something super important? Last week I left my favorite scrunchy at home. My super soft, red one…. it’s velvet!! (okay, not super important, but I felt off all day). Everything ended up totally fine because after all, it’s just a hair tie. I’m being a little dramatic, but you get the point—leaving items behind on accident is no fun for anyone! However, diabetics cannot simply forget their supplies at home. Accidents happen, we are all human here. But, the consequences are much more serious for those that are insulin dependent. If you hit a high or low and don’t have proper supplies, what are you going to do? Or if your pump stops working and you didn’t pack another one? The list is truly endless. Some things you can handle and manage just fine. But, why stress out about it when you can plan ahead with a travel kit?
Last week we discussed how many people have diabetes worldwide. Can you tell me what that number was without cheating? Okay, fine I’ll tell you…. over 400 million people worldwide! With many more undiagnosed. This week we are talking about eye care in honor of Healthy Vision Month. Wahoo, tackling a health issue one week at a time!
According to WHO (World Health Organization) over 420 million people are living with diabetes worldwide. When living with diabetes there are multiple different medications and supplies that are needed to survive. The main one being insulin. But, it isn’t as easy as just having an insulin vial and calling it good.