My daughter’s nightstand was becoming overrun with new and used diabetes supplies. I usually check her blood sugar around 10:00 pm or so, before I go to bed, and of course any time that the DexCom alarms in the night.
I wanted to tidy it up a little and found this Sterilite three-drawer organizer at target for around $6-7.
All the supplies fit in nicely and are now off the surface of her nightstand. I did leave the Phineas and Ferb cup next to it for the “trash.”
Q picked out some puffy heart stickers to fancy it up a little.
Our bedroom supply drawer includes:
- Lancing device and lancets
- Blood glucose test strips
- Glucagon emergency kit
- Alcohol swabs
- Extra pod
- Opsite Flexifix (read the tutorial on cutting it to fit the DexCom)
- Juice boxes and Smarties
- Will likely add a back up blood glucose meter as well as a blood ketone meter and strips
We use her OmniPod PDM to check her blood sugar and she brings that up at bedtime.
What do you keep on your child’s nightstand for testing and treating overnight? How do you keep it organized?
More posts about treating low blood sugars
Forbidden Fruit or Good Hypo Treatment? (Why we sometimes reach for Smarties instead of glucose tablets)
How Low Can You Go? (Cost comparison of several low blood sugar treatments)
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