I’m on a quest to find the perfect way to efficiently carry all the d-stuff that we schlep everywhere we go. In my quest to find the right bag and the best way to pack it, I’m asking readers to share how they carry all their d-supplies.
We had been using the same exact purse for a couple of years and after several washings, I decided it was just a little too grimey. What we liked about the bag was that it was a cross-body, small purse with a strap that could easily be adjusted so that Q, my husband, or myself could wear it. Q picked it out at Target right when we started the insulin pump in October of 2009 because we knew we would be keeping the PDM in the bag. At school Q keeps her d-supply bag in a designated spot during the day and it’s grabbed by Q, the nurse, or the staff as needed. At home it hangs on the doorknob to our pantry at all times.
I looked at Target and at Kohl’s for a new bag, but just didn’t like any of them. I’m really incredibly picky because I want everything to have a designated spot. We went to a local shoe store and noticed that they had Vera Bradley bags. A friend had just told me the day before that she loves VB because they are quality and washable. I stood at the counter shuffling the contents of our d-supply bag into and out of just about every style of VB they had. I thought the Mini Hipster might be a good style, but the strap wasn’t really adjustable for the three of us, all different heights and sizes.
The one we picked out had a zippered compartment in back and two pockets on the front. It had an adjustable strap. And on the inside there were three little open pockets to hold supplies plus a large area to keep her PDM.
The bag is not 100% perfect, but Q likes it. Luckily for me it was on the 50% off shelf! I’m not sure that I would have spent that much on a bag for my seven-year-old. Then again, it’s something she uses everyday and holds very important items.
And what cracks me up is how many women compliment her on her bag. And now Q is obsessed with VB and wants a backpack and other little bags. I created a fashionista!
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Here are some of the supplies you see in her bag:
Vera Bradley purse
GlucoLift glucose tablets (read my review)
Bands 4 Life arm band (read my review)
Stick Me Designs BioFlip test strip holder
Sugar Medical supply pouch (read my review)
Insulet OmniPod insulin pump (more posts about the OmniPod insulin pump)
Glucagon emergency kit (watch the video of how to use glucagon)
*The title of this series is in reference to Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, probably one of the best comedies ever.
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