Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Storing Insulin (Or How to Cuteify a Mini Fridge)

A little dark, but you get the idea.. and who knew you could find these babies in stainless?

When we bought this house, we had no idea that in less than a year, our youngest daughter would be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Not that the house really matters.

Well, unless your home has multiple flights of stairs. 

And lots of windows.

Which makes nighttime both a hazard and a wee bit scary.  O.K.  A whole lot scary for some people who do not want to be named.  I, I mean we, do not like hiking up and down said treacherous stairs in front of windows to a kitchen in the freezing cold of night, while lurking killers wait.

Yes, I know that is not a probability but something happened to me during the babysitting scene of Halloween and I have never been the same since.


A few years after diagnosis, the realization occurred that all of the above could be solved (and prevented - seriously, doesn't that picture make you remember????)  with a simple invention... the mini-refrigerator!

One of the nicest features of having a mini-fridge nearby is that there is literally no time wasted when needing insulin, medications or cold water bottles.  Everything is at the tip of our fingertips.  This is especially handy when one of our children is on "multiple times per day liquid" antibiotics.  Simply grab and go.

Another nice feature is the ability to store cold milk or cold juice.  I know that many times, our children prefer a cold beverage, especially if they are having a sleepover.  Yes, because we are a real family, sometimes the kids have snacks in their rooms.  Popcorn vacuums easily!

So there you have it!  The fun of having a mini-fridge near your children's bedrooms.  Anything that allows us parents to save a bit of time and energy, especially in the middle of the night is very worth it!


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