It made me think of a couple things that I find a little funny, in a weird diabetes kind of way (we do have a different sense of humor don’t we?).
1) I have a “diabetes drawer”. Actually, I have a few of them, but this drawer in particular is where I keep my meter that I use when at home. The test strips never quite make it into the trash, but rather pile up by the thousands in the drawer itself. Every now and again I’ll clean it out, but it’s usually very full of used test strips. This is usually not a very big deal – but one day I accidentally dropped my unused test strip into the pile of used strips. I looked at the pile of strips for a minute, and pretty much wrote off the unused strip as being lost, thinking “how in the hell am I going to figure out which of the thousand strips was the one I just dropped?!”
2) Have you ever been out and about, and seen a discarded test strip somewhere? Did you get a small kick out of just recognizing what it is? Did you send a little silent “shout out” to that anonymous fellow diabetic out there somewhere?
Those are a couple of test strip things that make me grin or chuckle. I’m quite sure you all have some very good stories to share! Consider the comments section officially open! Grand prize for the best story is one used test strip… (your choice – accu-chek, one touch or freestyle).
“Imagine having to pump your own heart because it didn’t do it by itself. And when you want to sleep you have to pump it slower. For exercise you would have to speed it up. You would have to know the rate of pumping for every activity. Do you think you could do it? Do you think it would be easy?”— George Simmons, Facebook
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