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Today’s topic is Clean it Out. Yesterday we kept stuff in, so today let's clear stuff out. What is in your diabetic closet that needs to be cleaned out? This can be an actual physical belonging, or it can be something you're mentally or emotionally hanging on to. Why are you keeping it and why do you need to get rid of it? (Thank you Rick of RA Diabetes for this topic suggestion.)
There are a lot of things I could clean out of my emotional diabetes closet. I am inclined to say that getting some therapy wouldn’t be a bad idea, but I’ve never quite gotten around to it. (A therapist could probably tell me why I keep putting it off.) But anyway, I feel like my first two posts of the week were kind of heavy, so I’m not going to delve into my emotional diabetes closet today. Instead, I’m going to take a look at my physical diabetes closet and all of the stuff I’m holding on to that should just be cleaned out.
This is some of the stuff I’ve stashed in a couple of boxes in my diabetes closet. It’s stuff I haven’t used in years. Old meters, old lancing devices, and tons and tons of lancets. There are a bunch of instruction booklets and empty boxes from my pump and my current meter. There is a bag of pen needle tips, a glucose tablet keychain, a thigh pouch for my pump (that no longer fits my thigh) and a box of Tegaderm which I haven’t used since switching to the Enlite sensor. There is also a photo-bombing cat, but she can definitely stay!!
Why am I keeping all of this stuff? I have no idea. I mean, it’s not like I couldn’t use some extra closet space to fill with . . . um . . . something. (Okay, it’s shoes!! I always could use more shoes!!) And come on, do I really need to be a lancet hoarder? Is there ever really going to be a lancet shortage than I need to prepare for? I don’t think so. It might just be time for a Spring Diabetes Supply Purge!! (And then maybe some shoe shopping.)
Here are more Clean it Out - Wednesday 5/13 posts.
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