A Brand-new Bag

A while ago, I posted pictures of my diabetes kit. And by “kit” I mean a bunch of stuff thrown into a gallon-sized Ziplock bag. I need everything in it, but that gallon bag! I can’t tell you how much I’ve wanted something different, something that doesn’t need to have the air squeezed out of it before I put it in my bag, something a bit less hobo, a bit more chic.

Well, I can stop searching. Yesterday at REI, I found this: a medium-sized “Pack-It System” travel bag from Eagle Creek.

Diabetes kit using a medium-sized Eagle Creek Pack-It System sac
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It’s great! It packs flat without needing to have the air squeezed out of it. It comfortably holds 5-7 days of insulin pump supplies, a spare pump, glucagon, “just in case” syringes, prescriptions, etc. It looks nice. It fits well into my bag. And it seems pretty sturdy, so I shouldn’t have to replace it every few months like that Ziplock bag.

Oh, and that little blue thing in the upper left? That’s a pancreas pin from I Heart Guts. Lisa — who can be as geeky as I can — gave it to me as a Christmas gift. The T-shirt is pretty sweet, too.

Meanwhile, the weather has turned lovely here. Over the last few weeks, spring arrived all at once. Torrential rains, sunshine, a couple 85-90ºF days, and flowering trees and gardens. I’ve been out on the bike a lot, too. (Today I put in more than 65 hilly miles around Worcester and Middlesex counties.) Here are a few pictures from the flower bed.

Crocuses
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Daffodils
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3 Responses to A Brand-new Bag

  1. Leslie M-B says:

    OMG I’m totally ordering a bunch of thyroid pins for my endocrine-challenged family members. I also like the I Heart Guts thyroidectomy e-card!

  2. Jeff Mather says:

    Yeah, I totally love that site. Medicine is more fun with plush toys and T-shirts.

  3. iheartguts says:

    we are so honored to have made it onto your diabetes kit, you are awesome!

    heart,
    the guts

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