The Test Strip Contest!

This picture was taken with the highest quality camera phone (note the heavy sarcasm) available.

We are looking at a very common scene that exists almost anywhere I spend a bit of time. This photo in particular is my desk at work. It is my little test kit pouch that lays open on my desk, and just happens to be where all my used test strips land. We won’t mention the fact that the actual garbage can is not but a mere inch or two farther in the opposite direction… so why don’t I just get them into the garbage? I do not know.


my testing kit with a bunch of test strips in it

The contest has two parts, and each will win a real life prize that has yet to be determined.

Part 1: How many test strips are there?

First comment with the closest guess wins first (and only) prize. One guess per person. Contest ends on Friday March 24, 2006. And yes, I do know it’s a crappy picture.

Part 2: What meter are these strips from?

First person to make a comment with the correct meter wins. One guess per person. Contest ends on Friday March 24, 2006. And yes, you already told me it is a crappy picture.

For each part of the contest, I must have some way to contact you. Entries must be made as a comment to this post, but if you don’t have your e-mail address available in your profile, or don’t want it out in the public, you can drop me an e-mail with the name used in the comment and the e-mail address that goes along with it.

Prizes (one for each part) will be rewarded sometime after I get my tax refund. 🙂 I mean, whenever I get what’s left over after my wife gets my (our) tax refund.

I’m having a bit of fun with this, and will do some other contest related things in the future. I’ll try to get better pictures next time too.

Yes, I did hear you when you said the picture is pretty bad…

Okay! – I understand the picture sucks! Get over it!


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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate, and Senior Community Manager at Blue Circle Health. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent my employer’s position. Read more…

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