You guys have inspired me to rethink how I’ve been doing this. I had been using one small zipper case with a couple spare pods and related supplies hidden away in my purse, plus another zipper pouch with my pdm, testing stuff, fruit snacks, etc. It was all taking up too much space, and digging through all that was getting on my nerves. I’m not a big purse/bag kinda gal (although you ladies have the cutest backpacks! I love backpacks for travel and airports and adventures, just can’t do it for every day!)
New plan! Leave a couple pods and a spare insulin pen at work, but stop carrying them all the time. If I know I’m going to be gone all day somewhere other than work, I can stuff one in my bag as backup. Also, purse shopping! Just because.
I’ve had an unopened insulin pen in my purse “just in case” since like July. I know you guys have used frozen and cooked and expired and whatever else without trouble, but, at some point a pen’s gotta get tired of being carried around with me, right? How long do you think I can go with it before I should swap it out?
If I wanted to get syringes to have a couple on hand to get the insulin out of a pod if needed, what would I be asking for at the pharmacy? I’ve only used pens and Omnipod and have no clue about the world of syringes.