Every year, when I walk in JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes (I co-chair our local walk 😀 ) I raise enough money that they send me a catalog to choose a prize to thank me for my efforts. Sometimes I don’t choose a prize, and let the money go back to JDRF .. but other times I do pick a prize. 🙂
This year, I chose a Vera Bradley trio set. It had a really cute tote bag, with a matching insulated lunch bag, and a super cute wristlet –
My family and I were going to go to an event with our church at the local high school stadium the other night and I thought, “Ooh! I want to take my new wristlet so I don’t have to keep up with a purse. All I need is my phone – check, and my drivers license – check, and my debit card -check. And my … oh wait.” When I got all excited about using this cute little accessory, I somehow failed to consider this –
Oops. I tried taking the meter and lancet out and stuffing them into the wristlet, but it was a no go. I do wear the CGM, but I’m not someone that can 100% rely on that number since I’d never bolus off of the number showing. And we were going to be there for a couple of hours and although I
scarfed down ate dinner beforehand, I did not know what to expect with my numbers, and ended up not being comfortable enough to go meter-free for the evening.
One thing that did fit in there, though, was a QuickStick. I was glad to know this, because my tube of glucose tabs certainly would not have fit. Good to know.
I ended up not using the wristlet that night, but switched to a small purse I could wear draped across me instead of over my shoulder. I tell you this, tongue in cheek, because after all of this, I ended up leaving the house without either of those things – the QuickSticks or the glucose tabs (forgot to put them in the nurse purse.) At one point I started to get worried, and I texted my husband who was volunteering as an usher at the other end of the bleachers – told him I didn’t have any sugar on me and I was fine now but would like to have something “just in case”. So he hooked me up and brought me a Coke. 🙂 I ended up not needing it, but better to have it and not need it, than not to have it at all.
So the not so short point here .. is that diabetes takes up too much room sometimes and can even factor into being able to use (or not use, in this case) cute little accessories. 🙂