Yesterday we kept stuff in, so today let’s clear stuff out. What is in your diabetic closet that needs to be cleaned out? This can be an actual physical belonging, or it can be something you’re mentally or emotionally hanging on to. Why are you keeping it and why do you need to get rid of it? (Thank you Rick of RA Diabetes for this topic suggestion.)
Every closet in my house needs cleaning! I’m not a pack rat, but I am a bit… cluttered.
My diabetes cabinet is in pretty good shape right now (for me). Although, if everything fits it’s probably time to order more supplies.
I cleaned it out last year, can’t you tell?
Somehow, all this used to fit in there too:
I even found these old brochures from when we were looking at pumps in 2007!
Spoiler alert: we went with the Animas 2020. Now we use the Ping. This summer we’ll decide to either stay with the Ping or switch to the Vibe. Eight years pumping already!
Hidden in that cabinet above are a few things I know I’ll never clean out. My 13-year-old daughter made that orange mug when she was 6. The handle broke, but I’m keeping it. And Benny’s first, tiny medical ID bracelet is on the top shelf. He was three when we put it on and he’s only taken it off to switch to a bigger size.
Going through this cabinet is usually just about grabbing some supplies and going on with the business of diabetes. But as I look more closely I realize, as diabetes is also linked with my kids’ earliest childhoods, some mementos are hard to let go.