You know you're a diabetic moving into a new place when:
- You pack extra glucose meter test strips, baby diapers, and toilet paper into the same box because you know you will need both on the first day.
- You're watching at the window for the cable guy so you can get yourself back online and immersed in the diabetes blogosphere.
- You don't care that there's an ice maker in the new fridge, but more than there's a handy compartment that's PERFECT for insulin storage.
- There's a whole box labeled "Diabetes Supplies."
- You're grateful that the hardwoods are being installed because it will be easier to find rogue test strips.
- The washer dryer combo looks like a spaceship command unit and you have no idea how to work it. (Wait, that's just me? Domestic goddess I am not.)
- Even though the fridge is almost entirely empty, there's still a bottle of grape juice at the ready. (And a pitcher of iced coffee. Priorities!!)
- You buy a smaller garbage can for the kitchen to leave room under the sink for a massive, red sharps container.
- There's a space in the walk-in closet that's dedicated solely to stacking insets, insulin reservoirs, and test strip bottles. Not to mention lancets, which I've had the same seven boxes for the last four years and I never manage to use them up. (Something tells me I should change my lancet today.)
- And: You test the wall outlets by plugging the Dexcom receiver in to charge.
Diabetes plus moving totally equals fun. :p