Do as I say, not as I do
One of the inherent dangers of an online community talking about health management is that there is no oversight by anyone with real, certifiable knowledge. Some of the stuff that I talk about or that I do (or talk about doing), are directly contrary to medically accepted practices. Remember, just because I do it, don’t try this at home. For instance:
Don’t combine test strips from different vials. If you’re leaving the house with two strips left, take an extra vial so you can enjoy the bulk and the “sounds like Tic-Tacs” sound. Don’t put the two remaining strips with the next 25.