From Abby: Brrrrring on Winter!
Pockets: So many more pockets to store all my diabetes stuff in. I also found a tube of glucose gel and a four pack of Dex4 glucose tabs in my winter coat. It's like a free treat from last year!
Sticky-ness: Nothing gets slimy and sweaty in the winter. My Dexcom sensors stay on like glue for a full five days before I need OptSite FlexiFix. Except when they fall off in yoga. (But that doesn't fit in my list.)
Thin Air: I can hear my Dexcom beeps so much better in this thin freezing air. In the parking lot of my building it actually echoes when I'm outside now. Borderline creepy, but extra extra safe!
Refrigerator Nature: I use mail order for my insulin, and now that it's sub-zero out there I'm not worried about it boiling if the mail man can't figure out how to get inside my building. "But insulin can freeze," you might say - and I know. I like to go with, "Not if you just don't acknowledge that as a possibility it won't." [Editor's note: If you see crystals or a discoloration in your insulin, it might be time to acknowledge the possibility.]
Lack-o-Dia-Tan-Lines: This is self explanatory. Now that my skin is sufficiently winter- see-through white, I have no Dexcom or pump site tan lines. Or any tan lines at all for that matter. Hmpph.
That's it. I want summer back.
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Having boiled a bottle of insulin in my car once during the summer, I do like the refrigeration factor in the winter. Do you have any diabetes positives found in the freezing cold of winter?