We use the Breeze 2 glucose meter by Bayer. I love it because I never have to handle a strip. We just put that discl in the back and pull a trigger at the bottom, push it backin and a strip pops out. When we are finished, we hold the meter over the trash, push a button and it falls in. We literally never have to touch a strip. But these strips are very small, as compared to the Contour strips in the picture to the right (by the way, the meter is purple because it was free . . . who can complain about a free meter? He does have a blue one too!).
Ryan is old enough and aware enough to take his own sugar. Often he does it without me watching. So I am learning that sometimes he holds the meter like a gun and shoots that strip like its a bullet. I’m not okay with it, but I don’t fight it too much because I have bigger battles to fight. After all, he is a boy and he is a boy who has D . . . so let’s just laugh about it a little.
Today, I’m shopping at Target alone because all my boys are in school now . . . WOO HOO! (Oh, did I say that out loud?!?) I’m standing in line and feel something in my summer beach mules (because it’s still 90 degrees down here in TEXAS). I wiggle my toes a bit but it’s still sticking me. So I put my stuff on the belt, lean over and take my shoe off and turn it over to remove whatever is stuck inside (thinking a pebble, lint of some sort, or something like that) and out falls a USED mini test strip. The lady in front of me looked at me really weird, like, “What the heck is that?” I just smiled and bent over, picked in up, stuck it in the pocket of my purse and went about my business.
I remember Wendy taking a picture of a strip in the toilet once with the caption something like, “I find these everywhere!” Yep, even in my shoe at Target.