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.
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.
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!