If you have found this blog, saying Welcome does not really seem appropriate. I know you wish you weren't surfing the internet for diabetes. I felt the same.

A big part of me wishes I were not writing about diabetes, nor did I anticipate to become so opinionated or informed on the subject, but it happened. In 2010, my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

It wasn't really part of the plan… Correction - it was not part of the plan, but it happened. It is not always easy, but I think we are all doing okay, and I hope we continue to do so.

Why the Middle East? I happen to live in Dubai. I don't think that living in the Middle East makes mine or my son's diabetic experience any more unique or challenging than it does elsewhere in the developed world.

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Please note: This blog does not give medical advice. I am opinionated, and I share my experiences, but the first rule of diabetes is to follow up with your doctor and/or nurse educator about your care, diagnosis or medication. If you do not have a medical practitioner that is helping you find your way through this crazy world, then do not give up until you find the right one.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Supply Closet

Here is another image from the series Diabetes Every Day.

This is The Supply Closet. I would say these are just 50% of the supplies we use. 

In a closet that used to be covered with pre-school art before we passed that age, hidden behind one of those doors is a mini pharmacy. We have other supplies in the bathroom, a slew of fast acting sugar in the kitchen and traces of diabetes in almost every room of our home. And don't forget our life line, insulin, in the refrigerator. 

This does not include the emergency bags in cars and the backpack we never leave home without. There is also a larger emergency backpack behind the door if we ever needed to evacuate. 

Overkill?  I don't think so.

With the exception of our big survival backpack we use every single supply we have and have to restock often.... This is Type 1.

The Type 1 Diabetic Supply Closet


  1. Diabetes makes supply hoarders out of all of us. I know I have been hoarding supplies for 42 years. My wife says half the house was built to house my hoard. I am willing to give it up the first minute I give up diabetes. I just need a taker.

    This item has been referred to the TUDiabetes Blog page for the week of October 31, 2016

  2. Rick, we should have a contest among all diabetics who is hoarding the most! Or who has organized their stock the best! And as always, thank you for the referral.