Have you ever been curious about how much you use of something? I was, so I decided to find out.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005. Since then I have poked my finger to check my blood sugar countless times (at least 4 times a day, which adds up in a hurry!). Last year I started to wonder how many test strips I go through in a year. So, I got a jar and started saving them. (Yes, I know, it is a little gross, but I'm diabetic and blood is a part of my life.)
Here is my full jar. Using a dry erase marker I keep count on the top. Any guesses?
After one year, my grand total was 1,980. That is a lot of testing!