Quite a number of years ago, we've helped another diabetic family--whom we didn't know at the time--because they were in a crisis.
Long story short, their son's insulin pump broke and Medtronics was overnighting a pump to them. In the meantime, they had to inject insulin the old-fashioned way (at least for us who happen to rely on pumps to do everything): with a syringe. They were also out of town, far from home, and didn't know anyone nearby to help out.
Luckily, the EMT worker who assisted them was a friend of ours and called us up. We had extra supplies we were able to provide for them, to get them through their crisis.
As a father who deals with diabetic children all the time, the amount of supplies we have on hand can be daunting. There are times when you wonder why in the world you even have it all. Once again, the events this past Saturday proved why we do.
We were able to pay it forward.
Because so many people have helped us out in a pinch along the way.