Diabetic Supplies: Make Sure You Travel With All The Necessary Supplies

Diabetes is a serious disease. It tends to cause a lot of discomfort to the patient and can even fatal in nature if not taken special care. Since diabetes is a chronic disease, it does not have any permanent cure. However, with proper care and treatment, one can expect to live a long and happy life with this disease.

People with diabetes are advised to take some special diets, medicines and other important things that can keep their sugar levels in control. This is really easy when it comes to day to day activities.

It can really be difficult to follow certain regime when they travel. This results in a lot of complications in their health. If taken special care, one can easily stay away from any kind of complications and keep the disease in control.

A) If you are a diabetic and planning to travel out of city, follow the tips mentioned below in order to ensure safe health:

a)Use a small lunch bag with icepacks. Make sure that the bag is insulated.

b)Take your glucose meter.

c)Meet your health care practitioner before you set out for the trip. This will provide you an idea of your overall health. You would also come to know about the type of medications you need to carry in case of emergency.

d)Purchase all your medicines and supplies required for the trip beforehand. It is not necessary that you get the medicine prescribed by your doctor at a foreign place easily. Make a list of supplies you would actually require.

e)Keep a record of phone number you can call up in case of an emergency. You should also keep the phone number of your doctor handy.

f)Ask your doctor to plan a diet for you. Make sure that your doctor knows where you are heading to. He will plan the diet accordingly.

There are also certain restrictions on people to take medicines and medical supplies abroad.

Hence, you need to inform your screener that you have diabetes and are carrying certain supplies along with you.

B) Here is a list of some of the supplies and equipments related to diabetes that are allowed via the checkpoint as soon as these have been screened:

a)Urine keton test strips

b)Insulin; Insulin loaded dispensing products identified by a prescriptions label. The label should contain a name that matches the name of the passenger as on the ticket.

c)Insulin pump: Insulin pump supplies

d)Liquid prescription medicines

e)Emergency kit with a prescription label clearly mentioned the name of the patient.

f)Liquid and gel containers for treating hypoglycemia

g)Blood glucose meters; Blood glucose meters test strips

h)Continuous blood glucose monitors

i)Alcohol swabs; Lancets

j)Meter testing solutions; Monitor supplies

k)Unused syringes with insulin or any other medicine that is injectable (Unlimited number)

l)Essential non-prescription liquid medication with label clearly mentioning the name of the patient

m)Used syringes transported in disposal container or any other hard surface container.

You need to be really careful when carrying diabetic supplies while on the trip. Don’t forget anything that’s essential and you can’t do without.

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Tips On Organizing The Medicine Cabinet In Your Home

When you think of clearing clutter does a closet, drawer or room come to mind? How about getting rid of the clutter in your medicine cabinet? This could be as important as getting rid of clutter in other parts of the home; it could actually be a health issue.

The bathroom is not the best place to store medicine because high humidity can affect the potency of certain drugs. (Besides who wants to take a pill using ‘bathroom’ water? I know the water comes from the same pipes, but drinking bathroom water makes me cringe). Medicines are to be stored in a cool/dry place.

Separate medicines from first aid supplies and vitamins. A bin, basket or other adequate container works well to store medicines in. To begin; round up all medicines from every place in the home. (Bathrooms, kitchen, closets, bedrooms)

Separate medicines into like categories. Pain relief, antiseptics, cold and flu, fever reducer, ointments, antacids and all other over the counter medicines you have.

Within the medicine bin smaller containers work well to keep like meds together. Or small containers can be labeled and kept next to the larger container. Vitamins can be in a smaller container within the larger one or next to it. First aid supplies can also be in a bin and kept near the medicine bin.

For prescription medicines place bottles in separate zip lock bags with the person’s name and Rx printed on the outside. This is especially helpful in the middle of the night when looking for a specific medicine for a family member.

ALWAYS check the expiration dates. Medicines can become toxic or lose their effectiveness past the expiration date. Check expiration dates twice a year. A good time to remember to do this is when changing to and from daylight saving time. (And smoke detector batteries are being checked then too).

By organizing and checking the medicines in your home you can be prepared by having items you think your family will need before illness or other problems strikes.

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Feng Shui Life Recycling Begins At Home

As you may already know a feng shui life begins with clearing the clutter from your home. Recycling is a great way to stay on top of your clutter and get rid of it before it bogs you down.

Every year recyclable material ends up clogging our already inundated landfills, waterways and roadsides. Many people think it is a difficult undertaking to organize a recycling center at home. However, with some creativity and commitment, it can be easily done. You’ll feel better for doing your part to care for the environment too.

Find a convenient place in your home or apartment for the center. It doesn’t take much room for your recyclables. The garage, a storage closet, corner of the kitchen, or under your kitchen sink all make great locations. Find and clearly label containers in which to store your recycled materials. Plastic buckets, storage containers or even trash cans work great depending on the amount of room you have available.

Get your family actively involved in the recycling process. Make sure they all are aware of what products can be recycled. Teach them the difference between the aluminum can bin and the tin can bin. While doing their weekly chores, teach them to be on the lookout for recyclable material lying around the house, and encourage them to place them in the proper storage bins.

Encourage them to come up with ideas for reducing the amount of recycled material that’s consumed by your household. Take them along with you to the recycling center in your neighborhood so they can witness the process firsthand. Show them how they can reuse recyclable materials in their own organizational efforts at home. Perhaps a large cardboard box can double as a bin for all their shoes, or a coffee can be repurposed as a penny bank.

When they see the money that can be both saved and earned from recycling and reusing products, they will have developed an environmentally healthy and thrifty habit for life.

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