Will (Test) Strip for Money



Ode to a Test Strip

Finally my test strips came in today. It was touch and go for a bit there, but after continually refreshing Amazon for half the day I saw the “It’s been delivered!” message. Not a moment too soon, either. I had to skip checking my bedtime numbers last night so I could save myself a strip. When I counted this morning, I had just enough to get me until before dinner tonight.

I called nearly every medical supply company in town today and none of them stock the strips for my stupid meter. Typical. I should probably break down and just get the Wal-Mart version of the meter, but I’ve already invested in a second GE meter and frankly the thing is a lot easier to use than others I’ve tried.

Regardless, now I have a nice, 200 count of strips sitting in my living room with 50 as a backup for work being delivered tomorrow. Given how long it took to get these strips, I should probably place a new order today so I can get it by Christmas.

Daily Summary

My numbers were fairly high today, which I’m guessing is a result of my lower Tresiba dosing. That and I’ve been a bit more stressed today than I have in a while, which certainly has raised my blood sugar. Thankfully there’s a light at the end of the stress tunnel; retirement is a mere 20 – 30 years away.

In other news, my evening was once again spent with a tight, nausea feeling in my stomach after I ate tonight. Granted I didn’t eat as well as I should have tonight because we had to get to a school function for my son. That didn’t help, either. We were stuck in a cramped room with seats made for a six year old, so I spent half the time standing. My feet were killing me in the end. It was very hot in that room and I’m sure that it helped my stomach feel like crap.

Being back home in the air conditioning is definitely helping. Along with the bubbles in a Diet Coke.

Today’s Numbers

Fasting After Breakfast Before Lunch After Lunch Before Dinner After Dinner
109 142 99 149 96 123
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