I wanted to make a list with all the different tools and kits I am using at this point to manage my diabetes as I did not really go through this in the about me section. This is just a basic enumeration to give you an insight into my life with T1D and I am not going to take you through most of these in detail now but later on if you will follow in my future videos, insta posts and blogs; for now will add some hyperlinks to each of these if you do not know what they are and what to find out straight away. I am aware these will change and I will keep you up to date to all the tech and gadgets that come my way.
I realised I use a lot of stuff ! I have to say that I am so greatful for all these tools and more that I used in the past and probably forgot about as they keep me alive and make my life so much better! Essential in my diabetes journey and many of the things I am excited to tell you all about in my videos!
Novorapid Penfill - NovoPen5 grey (1:5 ratio)
Lantus Solostar - Disposable Pens (28 units at 11 PM)
BD 5mm needles for both
2 xFrio Bags - 1 large for travel and 1 individual size which fits both my daily pens.
Yellow Sharps Bins
BD Needle Cutter
BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING
Continuous glucose monitoring system includes:
Freestyle Libre Sensor + MiaoMiao Smart Reader
Iphone X + Apple Watch 3 Series
Software : Freestyle Libre Link + Spike + Diabetes M
Blood testing kit:
Meter : Freestyle Optimum Neo
Tests: Freestyle Optimum Glucose / Ketone Strips
Lancing Device: Accu-Check FastClix ( best finger-pricker ever) - favourite spot left little finger left side
Mostly backup things that I rarely use anymore:
Tegaderm/FlexiOppsite (I use loads of it actually )
Blucon Ambrosia Nightrider first generation ( used for 6 months before the MiaoMiao now as a backup)
Freestyle Libre Reader ( I rarely use it now as my battery no longer lasts very long )
Freestyle Optimum Meter + Pricker (Back up used a couple times)
MySugr ( loved this app but didnt use it since upgrade ignores my cgm readings)
Carbs and Cals (I dont use it as much as I used to)
Electronic scale (I actually use this a lot)and ask google mini all about the carbs )
Paper Diabetes Diaries - never liked them much
Insulin Syringes ..( used once )..
8mm needles ..(rarely use them)
Lucozade (always hated the taste but did the job well ..still have some leftover bottles ...)
GlucoGel ( I tried it once and vomited ... I still keep it around but don't think Ill ever use it again ..)
Metformin (leftover pills I used to take for a short period )
Urine Cups (for the many doctor ketone and protein trace checkups)
Last but not least STICKERS !!
Soo many things ... ! Do you also use any of these ? Do you think I missed something that I should have ASAP? let me know on my facebook and instagram comments !