I am so happy to say that the sun is shining this morning. It honestly puts me in such a good mood having had weeks and weeks of depressing cloud and rain and snow - It is definitely looking a bit more like Spring this morning. Gee, I hope I don't jinx the nice weather. Haha, woops.
Do you know what I hate?
The annoying fact that my test strips only come in little pots of 25. The strips that came with my old meter came with 50 so they lasted way longer than these ones do. I literally only changed the pot for my blood glucose meter last week, and they are all finished. This morning I had just woken up and then I went to have as shower etc. and I came back in to test my blood glucose levels again and I had one precious strip left...so I put it in, handling it with great care and then I pricked and sucked up the blood. 5,4,3,2,1 E-4
UGH?! what?! The stupid thing is is that my meter doesn't tell me straight away if there is not enough blood on the test strip. It just goes ahead and counts down giving me false hope, and THEN tells me. Gosh, we don't have time to waste here, mister meter.
I suppose I should go downstairs now and open a new pot. The pots that are all individually wrapped...two pots of 25 come in one box, sealed rather tight. Then once you finally get into the box made from what seems to be extra-tough cardboard, you are then greeted by two pots almost vacuum packed into some plastic- which takes a day and an age to get off. I hope I never have to attempt to open one of those when I'm low because it would not be happening!
Anyway, there was my little rant about the test strips. They do irritate me.
Here, I will leave you with a picture of my blood glucose meter and the funny test strips. They are so weird. Look at the way they fit into the meter! The good part is is that they are actually so much better in terms of not touching the little "blood-sucker" part and giving yourself a false reading, the huge white part makes it so much easier to get it out of the pot and those strips are quite thick too so, there is the good side to those strips.
Oh also, the other day I was in science and I went to test my blood sugar and the meter came back telling me I was 2.9 mmol. I was like "what? noo" I mean clearly there was some sort of conspiracy going on there. My friend was like "no test again, if you were 2.9 you wouldn't be so alert" I was like yeah exactly! So I tested again and they were actually 5.6 mmol I think c: I haven't been that low in ages and I didn't feel low so my meter was obviously very confused that day.