Everyday life.

The anatomy of a refrigerator.

In a normal refrigerator, you have the produce drawers full of fruits & veggies that rarely get eaten, the deli drawer full of meats & cheeses, the tall shelves that hold milk & 2-liters, the squatty short shelves for all the pickle jars you buy bc you can’t remember if you have any pickles, and an insulin compartment.

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What!? You don’t have an insulin compartment? We have two! We actually reserve our butter compartment for butter. However, we have two shelves of insulin in our fridge- one of which is our egg container. I have lined them up in order of the expiration date. Right now we’re using up our pens because they expire first. Then we’ll continue using the vials of insulin.

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But wait! There’s more! We also have an entire cabinet filled with non-refrigerated supplies. This cabinet has surprisingly remained pretty neat and tidy! We’ve got a bin for adhesives, insulin pump cartridges, syringes & needles, pump insets, test strips, and Dexcom sensors.

Some days I feel a bit like a hoarder of diabetic supplies, but we’re constantly told that some day soon Luke will be flying through these products. (Teenage boy = a lot more insulin) So we will continue to add to our supply.

What are your tips and tricks to organizing your supplies? Please share! I’m always up for new ideas!


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