Although a small thing, buying an Xpress Wallet from Myabetic was one of the best decisions I’ve made about how to manage my diabetes. I didn’t realize how burdened I felt by the need to constantly carry a purse until the day my new case came in and I walked out the door to a meeting with just my meter case, id card, and keys. I also realized that I mainly carried my purse so I could tuck my meter case out of sight, something I no longer felt compelled to do. I left my new case out on the table beside me when I ate in the dining common, like my other friends left out their little zippy pouches for their cell phones. My diabetes didn’t need to be something ugly that I hid without even thinking about it.
But that subtle feeling of irritation at needing to carry “all this junk” crept back in shortly afterwords. My first action was counter-intuitive, but necessary: I bought a bigger bag.
I had been making due all last semester with medium-sized unstructured purse, and as a result I carried my computer and a stack of books in my arms and toted a purse. What I needed was a school bag. Buying the school bag, believe it or not, relieved a significant amount of stress and crankiness. But I still wanted a smaller bag that carried just the stuff I needed, something that fit a little more than my meter case.
And then Myabetic released its new Marie wallet.
It’s a little longer than my Xpress wallet so it fits a tad bit more inside, allowing me to stick a tube of glucose tablets and my lipgloss in my case with my testing supplies.
The front of the bag is a built in wallet.
And there’s a back pocket big enough for my cell phone. I clip my keys on the outside, attach the detachable strap, and go.
When I showed the bag to my friend L for the first time, she told me that her parents had recently asked her how I was doing. Her response? “Nel’s styling her diabetes.”
Why yes, yes I am.