If you have Type 1 diabetes, your entire day can be spent treating your condition. Over the past few decades, technology has advanced significantly, making life as a Type 1 diabetic easier than ever before. The FDA approval of a new medical device called the artificial pancreas in September 2016 will continue this trend. Derek Rapp, President and CEO for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) says that the artificial pancreas “is a historical achievement for JDRF and the entire T1D community. After years of laying the ground work, this life-changing breakthrough is a true testament to the reason JDRF exists, which is to accelerate ways to cure, prevent, and treat this disease.”
Brian Parrish, a representative for Southwest Airlines told me it’s best if items are contained in a bag or proper casing for protection. But you don’t necessarily need a bag as long as you package it right. For the beer example, you would be best off using a leak-proof bag of some sort, then placing that bag into a corrugated box filled with packing material that can prevent any breakage during transit. Once you’ve got the box all sealed up with tape, mark the contents clearly, and you’ll be ready to check it (just be sure to check your airline’s size and weight restrictions first). Parrish also noted that some airlines, including Southwest, offer liquor and wine packaging at their ticket counters. So for around $5 you could have someone pack your booze properly for you.
Before bringing a dog into your family it is important to know how to take care of it. You need to provide for its needs, both physical and emotional. This means providing nutritious food, clean drinking water, shelter, and the opportunity to live in a safe home. It also means ensuring that the dog is happy by providing ample play time, plenty of exercise, and stimulation for its mind. Caring for a dog is a big responsibility, and dog ownership is not something to enter into lightly, however this work will help you to successfully build a bond of love and trust with an important new member of your family.