Where do my test strips go?

29 06 2007

I have read many other diabetic bloggers tell their tales about how the find test strips in the oddest places: on their significant other, in their computer keyboard, in their car/bathroom/purse, in shoes, outside, even in a sandbox. Maybe it’s just me, but I do not understand how they get there. I didn’t think I was a clean-freak or anything like that, but I do not find my test strips laying around the house. To demonstrate, I will now present

The Journey of a Test Strip

Step 1: Test strips are located in the official test strip tube.

Step 2: I put the test strip into the meter to test my blood sugar.

Step 3: I put the test strip into a little pouch in the meter case. This used to be just a pocket, but I added some sticky-backed velcro so it would close.

Step 4: When that pouch gets full, I empty it into a biohazard container.

See people?!?!? It’s not that hard! Clean up after yourself! I have never ever found a test strip randomly laying around my house. Yeesh.