The Kit

By on October 23rd, 2007 in General

The Kit, originally uploaded by Khürt.

I am a tech geek and like most geeks I have a lot of crap ... I mean stuff. So what do you get when a tech geek with stuff also has diabetes? A lot more crap.

Do I really need all this stuff? Let me see ... I want a meter to test my blood glucose. But wait.... I want test strips for the meter. Well... I want a lancet for poking holes in my finger tips.... I want alcohol wipes for cleaning the finger before and after pricking.After taking my before meal blood glucose, I'll want to take some insulin... I'll use my insulin pen.... I'll use a needle for the pen.... then if I get a blood stain on my clothes I'll need something to fix that.....if something goes wrong I might need a glucose tablet.Later, I'll want to dump my meter data and record the nutritional info and insulin data for graphing/reporting and trend tracking....No. I don't have to do all this but I'm glad that I do so I can find a reason for the low I am now having.... which I only noticed because of the slight tingling sensation in my tongue... this would be followed by shaking hands, hot flashes, and light headiness around the low!.... all this one day...