Living life with a condition like diabetes is never easy. One can expect an emergency at any time. It is important to have all the required diabetic supplies to be helpful during emergencies.
Here’s the list of diabetes accessories or supplies one needs to have.
- Insulin, insulin syringes, and insulin pens.
- Blood sugar meter.
- Insulin pumps.
- Blood lancets.
- Diabetic test strips.
- Ketone test strips.
- Glucose tablets.
- Diabetic medical alert bracelet.
- Pen needles.
- Alcohol swabs.
- Continuous glucose monitor supplies.
The list goes on. The huge list of supplies needs a proper organization. Keeping all the things organized helps a lot, especially in busy and tight schedules. Spend little time to organize all your diabetic supplies. Here are a few practical tips to manage and organize your diabetic supplies well.
Create an inventory list
Prepare a list of all the supplies required. This list includes all the above-mentioned supplies and many other items. Make sure you do not miss any of the essential supplies. You can create different checklists like daily supply checklist, workplace checklist, and holiday checklist. Place a written checklist in the kitchen or any frequently visited place.
Organize your supplies
Categorize all your diabetic supplies. Organizing the supplies helps in reducing stress and saves time. Keep all the diabetic test kits like ketone test strips, blood sugar meter, diabetic test strips, etc. in one place. Likewise, organize all other supplies.
Dedicate sufficient space
Choose a suitable place to keep all your diabetic supplies. Some best examples are:
- One drawer from your kitchen.
- Cabinet spaces.
- Deep shelves.
- Behind closed doors.
- Shelves on walls of kitchen, living room, or a laundry room.
Make sure the space you are selecting is sufficient to organize all your diabetic supplies. Avoid small drawers or storage.
Arrange them well
Use clear and transparent plastic containers to store things like tablets, needles, test strips, etc. The use of plastic storage bags is also recommended. Containers that have tight sealing are recommended for sterile supplies. Divide the drawers and keep one in each compartment.
Label all of them
Labeling the items helps you identify items easily. Label the containers. Include the expiration date in the label to know when and what to replace or use. One last tip is to set reminders to keep proper track of inventory.