AN eNd tO stICky
there are times when you need to do a blood test but you know your hands aren’t
clean enough. if contaminated by some foods, your blood test will read higher than it
should leading to a false result, which could lead to the wrong treatment, like an extra
dose of insulin. these individually wrapped sterile cleansing Wipes from accu-chek
come in packs of ten. Packs cost under £1.50 and are available from boots.
kirsty Pryer was diagnosed with t1 only a year ago and she says,
“it was certainly a big change to have to watch what i was eating
and drinking, and to inject insulin up to 4 times daily. one of my
concerns after diagnosis was the risk of being unwell and people not
being aware of my condition. i had a look at the available medical
iD jewellery but i wanted something that was more feminine and
discreet, but that would be functional in a time of need.”
so she made some bracelets and phone charms for myself then
turned it into an online business. all of her bracelets are unique,
handcrafted and fun, fashionable and funky as well as affordable.
sometimes we do have to take measures to keep our insulin
cool. maybe not in our daily lives, but if you’re planning a trip
to the australian outback, then you need to think about getting
some serious kit to make sure your insulin does not overheat and
become inactive, risking your trip ending up with you in serious
need of replacement insulin and wrecking all your other plans.
be prepared with this excellent little cool box. it can plug into an
electricity socket or a car charger.