Do you find it hard to keep track of your supplies? Make it easy by creating a diabetes toolkit. Find a small makeup or travel bag. Then fill it with what you need to care for your diabetes. The list of supplies below can help you get started.
Suggestions include the following:
Extra insulin, syringes, pens, or insulin pump supplies
Other medicines you take for diabetes-related problems
Copies of all prescriptions
The pharmacy label that came with your insulin (this is needed for air travel)
Fast-acting sugar, such as glucose tablets, for hypoglycemia
Glucagon for severe hypoglycemia, when you can't safely swallow
A blood glucose meter, lancing device, test strips, and a log book
Extra batteries for your meter
An ID card that says you have diabetes and lists emergency contact numbers
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