Running theme Bigfoot life is not sure how serious some D-thing is.
Usually answer is: pretty serious or very serious. But have learned some things less serious than initially thought. Example:
- no longer bring complete site change set with us into Target /walking the dog/etc.
- don’t weigh glass of milk
- don’t test 2h PP (could be bc Dexcom)
- advance lancet approx. 1x/month
- probably a lot of other things
Travel back August 2011: family reach out-of-pocket maximum bc hospital stay. So September, October, November, December 2011 auto-refill glucagon kits. 2 per month=8 kits.
Extravagant number! Kits everywhere: bedside (each parent), kitchen drawer, kitchen first aid cabinet, bathroom medicine cabinet, wicker creel for to-go times, also in purse, + @school.
Now these 2011-minted kits expiring. Notice one beside bed expire 3/2013. Oops. Find current supply = only 2 freshies. Where keep precious commodity? On person (or in purse/coat pocket during day, bedside while sleep?) or in perma-location? Need more than 2 so can have more set locations, or 2 is plenty?
One hand, hard take glucagon seriously, because never need/never know of person actually use. Wonder if eventually D-families stop refill glucagon Rx bc seems like overkill? Other hand, someday could need this lifesaving harpoon. How make sure life-saving harpoon is nearby when needed when only have two? But last time refill CVS, high enough co-pay Bigfoot reconsider necessity of >2 kits. Maybe was $100: irrelevant for save life, exorbitant for junk up kitchen drawer w. unneeded equipment.
If only have two: probably best keep one @school nurse and one in kitchen first aid cabinet; try remember take K.F.A.C. one along in car/purse when leave home & up to bed each night. Maybe tape kit to Verio IQ case?
Need help figure out:
1. How many kits do we need?
2. Where should they be stored?
3. If I’m going to have to remember to take it along/put it back, how will I remember?