1. I remember freaking out when I saw you emptying the contents of your test strip tub out of the corner of my eye. I thought ‘WHY IS FRANK EATING TEST STRIPS!’ before I realised your clever hack. haha!

    I love that you have a jacket that doubles as your ‘man-bag’. This is why women always have giant handbags! Even then, I’m still guilty of not carrying around a spare site. Although now I have one in the drawer at work.

  2. I carry a BroSac. i figure a coat that doubles as a bag is way to practical or something like that?

    I referred your blog to the TUDiabetes blog page for the week of May 16, 2016.

  3. What a great tip for the Skittles!! I love treating lows with Skittles, usually I stock up at Halloween when they have the small packs but your way makes it so I can eat them year round 🙂

  4. Love the test strip hack!

    and coats with pockets. In Europe I carried everything in the oversized pockets of my jacket – including bottles of soft drink for hypos.

  5. I always carry a massive purse filled to the brim with supplies I “might” need–I usually don’t, but I feel better being prepared! The skittles trick is a great idea, and a good way to reuse old test strip bottles. 🙂

  6. Women definitely have it easier with diabetes because of purses.

    I like the test strip vial trick and will give it a try. I’ll have to decorate them so I don’t find myself low with a vial of real test strips in my pocket…

  7. Great idea for your containers. My son has confiscated several of mine to hold quarters and his collections in general. Too funny about your friend seeing you out of the corner of her eye trying to “eat” test strips. I used to abhor idea of carrying a purse too but over the years (expecially after having to carry a diaper bag) the purse has been something I’ve just had to surrender to.

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