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Diabetic Bag Checklist ~ 11 “Don’t Leave Home Without It” Items

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Today we have a diabetic bag checklist.

It’s a short little post with 11 “don’t leave home without it” items.

I wanted to give you a little reminder of things you should be carrying with you at all times.

Now, most of them are obvious, but it can’t hurt to give it a little look.

This list is for Type 1 Diabetics.

Some things on this list will not apply to anyone else.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of diabetes, I recommend reading Understanding Type 1 Diabetes.

I am also making a diabetic must-have list.

You will find that these items are listed there as well.

But, that’s where I go into a little more detail about each one.

These are all items that I recommend you carry with you at all times.

They all play an important role in keeping you safe.

For those of you who don’t already know, my daughter is a Type 1 Diabetic.

She was diagnosed 5 years ago.

And you can find Our Diagnosis Story here.

Every item listed are things that she keeps in her diabetic bag to this day.

diabetic bag

It’s just a quick little diabetic bag checklist to run through and make sure you have as well.

  1. Carry bag – she uses an insulated lunchbox
  2. Meter
  3. Test Strips
  4. Lancing Device – I recommend Genteel
  5. Extra lancets
  6. Alcohol wipes
  7. Insulin
  8. Needles and/or pump w/ extra supplies
  9. Emergency Kit – We both carry one
  10. Fast-acting sugar such as a fruit roll-up
  11. Long-acting sugar like chocolate or a granola bar

I understand that most of these items are pretty much a given.

But, it’s good to have a little reminder sometimes.

You never know what you may have forgotten.

It’s a pretty serious “don’t leave home without it” list!

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