It was a typical morning as I got ready to head to work. I ran through the checklist for the day:
Gym bag. Do I have my change of clothes? Shoes, socks? Water bottle.
Lunch box. Do I have my breakfast, lunch food, and snacks? Silverware?
Do I have my glucose monitor? Enough strips? Do I have my CGM? Is it charged? Do I need the cord?
Do I have extra supplies? Insulin, infusion set, inserter, reservoir, extra syringes?
Do I have enough fruit snacks if I go low? Maybe grab a couple more.
Phone. And charger.
I need my work badge.
Do I have my hat? And my gloves. Where’s the other glove?
Car keys. And apartment keys.
I think I’m ready.
Twenty minutes later I walk into work, ready to take on the day. I reached into my pocket. Empty. The other? Empty as well.
Insulin pump?? Where’s my pump? Shit.
Back home I go. I’m so forgetful sometimes.