I'm so thankful for the blessing of insulin. It's still difficult to believe that Matthew would die without it.
Truthfully, that's one of my biggest fears: What if he doesn't have access to the supplies that keep him alive?
It's a scary thought and a constant prayer of mine.
So should you stockpile medical supplies?
Creating a stockpile of medical supplies should be a top priority.
I'm not saying you need to have 12 spare bottles of insulin, but you should always have at least one month of supplies in reserve. Always.
TWO REASONS TO STOCKPILE
1. One Day You'll Need Extra Supplies
I had trouble ordering test strips in April. It took about 2 weeks to get it straightened out. The only reason we made it through that period was because I had a few boxes of test strips in reserve.
We've used this mail order company for years and I've never had a problem, but guess what? I had problems ordering again this month! Thankfully, we still had a couple boxes of strips.
You never know when problems will arise. Be prepared!
2. You Can Bless Someone Else
We know a family who has a daughter with Type 1. Last year they had trouble with their insurance company (it happens all too often!) and I was able to give them a few supplies until everything was worked out.
It was a blessing to have spare supplies to share!
If you don't have a stockpile of supplies, it's time to make a game plan.
My next post will have some tips to help you get started.
How To Stockpile Medical Supplies Part 1