Alyssa's Journey with Type 1 Diabetes

An outlet, a diary of sorts, a place for thoughts, a place to connect,
an expression of feelings about Juvenile Diabetes......

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Packing for Grandma's

Since Alyssa's diagnosis, the only people she has been left with are her two older brothers and her grandmothers.  On Thursday, my hubby and I will be leaving for the Florida Keys to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary.  Ahhhh.....4 sun-filled days in paradise!!

Before Lu's DX, all I had to pack were her clothes when she'd spend the night away from home.  Now, packing takes much more preparation.

Alyssa's Packing List

*Diabetes supplies (meter, strips, lancets, alcohol swabs, syringes, & insulin)
*Emergency Kit for lows (Glucagon, smartie candies, and juice boxes)
*4 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, and 24 snacks
 (I pack snacks and meals that I prepare ahead of time that have the exact amount of carbs that she needs for each meal)
*sugar free drinks & water bottles to mix sugar free Kool Aid in
(I type up her schedule and instructions for what to do in the event of highs or lows and add the emergency endocrinologist's number)
*favorite pillow & stuffed animal

Our car will be loaded down on the way to the airport until we drop her off.  What's funny is that everything that I am taking can fit into 1 rolling carry on bag!

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