Thursday, April 25, 2013

Meter Madness

We have 600 blood sugar monitors in our house.

Alright.  Maybe I'm exaggerating.  We only have about 200...

Although they come in different shapes and sizes...almost all of them are One Touch meters.  Because that's what our insurance says we can use.

One would think.  "Meri has 200 meters.  She is set."
But nope...

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It is never that easy.
Because guess what.  Meters run on batteries.  Fancy, round, pain in the bahookie expensive batteries.

And right now at this very moment, our family...the family with three  children with Type 1 Diabetes...THIS family...we only have TWO meters in the house that are functioning.

My purse meter...

And the station meter...

And both of their life spans are iffy right now.

One has the battery light blinking, and the other is so close to death it is phantoming in and out. 

Each reading is a victory. 

But battery death in eminent.
With any luck we'll successfully continue to run on 1% capacity until the weekend when I can hunt down these batteries and buy the store out.

Until then I'll keep holding my breath. 

Or not.


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