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Insane urge to stockpile!!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by LaineyK, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Flowerpot

    Flowerpot Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The 'netties' -just had to check what this meant! - aren't just inside round these parts, they're even en suite ;)
     
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  2. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ye gods !:eek: What luxury and decadence be this ? :eek: You'll be telling me you don't have to filter the water for newts next !:D

    Signy
     
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  3. bellabella

    bellabella Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I love stockpiling too! There's nothing that makes me happier than having a huge supply of test strips at hand- sad I know but they're so precious and run out so quickly!
     
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  4. brottonmoores

    brottonmoores Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I stockpile especially test strips for my meter, painkillers and amitriptyline I can't persuade the nurse to give me more than a month of my metaformin and Gliclazide or my blood pressure tablets my favourite phrase is "just incase"
    Jan
     
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  5. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When the bombs drop, the market crashes, or the dead rise, I'm heading to your place Signy. :-D
     
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  6. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll be round shortly to replace your newt filter.
     
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  7. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    While trusting the government in most routine situations may be a good idea, I draw the line for those special situations where if the government screws up, [medical consequences of having no insulin removed by moderator]. Such as if they fail to provide insulin for more than 6 weeks.
     
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  8. LaineyK

    LaineyK Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes Spiker..I think that sums it up really
     
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  9. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    My fridge typically has a minimum of three months of insulin in it. I've generally got three months of pen needles and varieties of lancets that honestly could last till the other side of nuclear winter, and of course the emergency syringes. Blood testing strips are probably my biggest shortfall, but even then, with managing food carefully, you could manage with testing 2 or 3 times a day max, in which case what I've got would easily last 3 months.

    I wouldn't call it stockpiling, I'd simply call it being prepared. :borg::watching:
     
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  10. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Know what you mean, cousin kept getting her water pipes blocked by migrating eels!
     
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  11. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You know, I was accusing myself of being a sad case that needs to get out more, because of that warm, fuzzy feeling of glee when picking up a pharmacy bag of strips !:rolleyes:

    It caused me huge anxiety when the practice introduced a blanket script of a pot of 25 each time along with their **** meters. I fought to retain my strips and up the quantity to 200 each time , but over winter there was always that fear of running out and being unable to get any . Me and the practice now have an agreement ;) ( insert axe wielding Viking smiley here )

    Signy
     
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  12. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There's room for plenty, it's safe - nothing strategic to bomb , and fortified against Border Rievers, so Zombies have no chance :D Just bring spare newt filters - the water comes from an underground spring, and though it does have filtration, the odd critter can get through !

    Signy
     
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  13. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    there are those that have called me a critter before , though i did protest i was more of a houndog ;)
     
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  14. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    But....do you worry sheep ? :D

    Signy
     
  15. Nuthead

    Nuthead Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Got a cupboard full of supplies and around three months worth of insulin in the fridge. It drives the family crazy ! :sour:.
     
  16. Tracieo

    Tracieo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I stock pile everything from food, diabetes supplies and knitting wool - maybe I should get some help?????
     
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  17. LucySW

    LucySW LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I keep trying to stockpile insulin, but until I've replaced my ****** fridge I regularly have to throw supplies out.
     
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  18. LucySW

    LucySW LADA · Well-Known Member

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    We were still in Cairo when Bird Flu Panic hit, and then we stockpiled. But it was so bulky we just started using things up.
     
  19. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You don't need help, you are entirely normal, in my world at least !:D

    ( I didn't mention my wool stash, that threatens to engulf anyone who opens a huge upstairs cupboard ! :eek:)

    Signy
     
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  20. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Hmm. Does stockpiling Cricket Bats make me odd?
     
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