Blood glucose meters, that is. The other day, I picked Ally up from school. As we were driving to her after school activity, I realized that we had 4 meters with us in the car!
3) In Her D Bag that she takes with her to the after school activity. Her diabetes bag that she carries with her when I am not along contains: meter, test strips, alcohol wipes, glucose tablets, glucagon, extra battery, cell phone, emergency card with T1 information and our phone numbers. (But don't worry, other than when she is at school, she is never away from us for more than an hour or two at a time. And even on those occasions, I don't go very far!)
4) A Backup Meter that I Keep in the Car (for the same reasons as #1). Who knows if it would actually work if we needed it. The different temperatures that it is subjected to in the car (extreme cold in the winter and heat in the summer) must not be good for it. But it is a backup to a backup (the one in my purse) after all!
Are we over-prepared? Maybe. Now, I don't intentionally carry 4 meters with us everywhere we go. But I guess it's better to be over-prepared than to find ourselves in a pickle with no meter at all.