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Friday is here! And it’s been quite a week. A good chunk of my week was spent on the phone with Omnipod, my insurance company,  pharmacy, and endo’s office trying to coordinate new scripts for the year and prior auths so that I can get everything I need to hit the ground running come February 1st (which is when my coverage starts).

 

I don’t know about you, but in terms of diabetes scripts, I have bulk years and restrictive years.

 

Bulk years are when I go HAM with my scripts and refill them the as often as possible – even if I don’t need them yet. Doing this gets me a massive supply that I can stretch into the next year without having to buy a thing! This is a big money saver because during my bulk years I usually hit my deductible by May, making everything I buy from then on FREE.

 

Restrictive years are when I live off all the extras I got the year before. I may have to get a couple vials of insulin, or a box of pods, but thats really it.

 

I was thinking of making a post about how I do this in detail, so let me know in the comments if you’d like to see something like that.

 

Day in the Life #3

Our day started off a little different than normal because of an oil change I had schedule for the morning. Which means we walked Jett around the property as soon as we woke up.

 

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The roads by our house are so messy this time of year with salt, sand, and melting snow, that it just doesn’t make sense to walk ON them. Also, it’s a nice change of pace from leashed walks.

 

After our walk we came back inside and made our favorite breakfast; egg sandwich, sausage, and chocolate peanut butter smoothies.

 

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After I dropped Miles off at daycare I got my oil changed and then headed back home for a quick lunch before work.

 

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On my way into work I listened to a great podcast on the topic of education and schools. Kindergarten in NH is optional so we still have time before Miles starts any kind of schooling, but I really resonated with this model of education.

 

While at work my CGM expired so I had to go cave-man-style and use finger sticks for the rest of the day.

 

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Towards the end of the day I got in a quick 20 minute workout. Yes it was in the storage room. Yes it was with a kettle bell I keep at work. Yes it was a Madfit workout.

 

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When I got home I took inventory of all my diabetes supplies and made sure everything was organized FIFO style. Because once February 1st hits I’m going on a diabetes supplies bender for the next 12 months.

 

Dinner was seasoned sirloin steaks with bone broth quinoa and asparagus.

 

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My blood sugars were great yesterday; very stable. I had a couple minor lows (60’s) which came up fast and my blood sugar was very responsive to the insulin and workouts. I am also in my follicular phase this week which makes blood sugar management easier.

 

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  1. Rick Phillips January 28, 2022 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I call the stuff in my closet – DIacrap. I enjoy that term Diacrap seems like a wonderful description.

    • T1D Living February 10, 2022 at 11:03 am - Reply

      love it!

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