Today’s prompt is to talk about cleaning out your closet. I’m going to stick pretty close to the theme that Rick over at RadDiabetes talked about. And that is developing a rational and manageable approach in our lives to “What if?” Many of us have very real dangers and fears in our lives, that our doctors and insurance companies will conspire to deny us vital treatments, medications and insulin. That Snowmageddon will hit and our ability to get out and get vital supplies will be gone. So we start to act like little survivalists. We keep hoards of supplies. And we want them convenient. So it seems I must show my own distressing hoard to the right. And I admit, I don’t just do this with diabetes supplies, I do this with food. I have a large fridge inside, a second large fridge in the garage (I used to have two in the garage) and a large chest freezer. I have enough food to feed an army for six months. And that brings me to key issue in my blog today which is actually exemplified by my behavior with food. I admit it, I buy food that is expiring and I hoard it and then actually have to throw a bunch out when it get’s really “bad.” This behavior is notable in my purchasing of expiring meat which I buy at discounted prices, then vacuum seal and freeze. Have you seen a piece of meat in the bottom of the freezer that has an unknown date (I now date my meat, but it can still be scary). And so we come back round to diabetes supplies (and medical supplies in general). I am terrible about throwing expired stuff out.