Since Kacey's glucose meter is connected to her pump, she has the freedom to test her sugar anywhere and anytime she wants in school. I found this adorable little purse for her that holds a complete set change, cartridge change, battery & quarter, syringe, bottle of insulin, test strips, lancet, extra meter and glucose tabs. She also has about $10 stashed in it along with the Medical Alert card with her name and all the emergency numbers. She takes this purse all over school with her and she has everything she needs to care for herself. When she was on shots, she used to have to go to the classroom to test and dose herself. She missed out on classtime and had to spend even more time figuring out her dose and then doing her shot.
I'd love to be able to find some cute purses with straps long enough to do this yet compact enough for Kacey to wear and not feel an inconvenience. Most of the little purses are made for adults and the strap is much longer and when you tie a knot in the top of the strap to shorten it then it distorts the look of the purse. She just loves having everything right there incase she needs it!