Junk In My Trunk

13 May

Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no

Junk

Day 3 – Clean it out.

Ok. So I guess the first thing that needs cleaning up is my filthy mind. No way is that happening! Without innuendo, I am nothing…….

I don’t think that I have any emotional junk when it comes to my Diabetes, so nothing to clear out there. As I said yesterday  I have no secrets, nothing I worry about when it comes to my Diabetes.

That only leaves something physical. I could do with clearing out my “meter cupboard” as I have a few that I will never use. In the UK we are lucky enough to get BG meters for free if you are Type1 or Type2 on insulin. So as soon as I see a new meter I just HAVE to try it #MeterGeek

Thing is I hardly ever end up moving to use the new one. Let’s face it, you are never going to be able to check out a new meter enough with just 10 test strips!

Why the hell do they send just 10 test strips and 10 lancets for the new “pain free, comfortable, soft, and delicate” thing that sticks a bloody hole in your finger! After all, that’s less than 2 days BG checks and at least 10 years of lancets for me. Kind of the wrong way round to what I need o evaluate a bit of kit!

So not a huge amount of physical stuff to clear out either……

Instead I will go through and check all of my back-up kit. I keep spare stuff in the car, at home, in my work bag and in a locker at work. Thinking about it, some of it has been there for a long time and never used as it’s there “Just in Case”. I bet some of it is out of date, meter batteries flat or worse corroded in the meter. I would be pretty crap to have my back up kit fail when I needed it. Now that would make me Grumpy!!

Live Long and Bolus

Grumps.

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2 Responses to “Junk In My Trunk”

  1. type1diabeater May 13, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    ‘Live Long and Bolus’ – amazing!!!!

  2. Kelley May 13, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

    Minus the recent meter I got (about a year ago now) I don’t think I had gotten a new meter in about 10 years! You are lucky you are able to try new ones so often. I’m also envious that you don’t have a huge collection of expired supplies, I need to be more like you!

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