Why Do Diabetic Test Strips Expire?

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Test Strips in the Sandbox

Reprinted with permission of Amy Tenderich of www.diabetesmine.com.

 

 

FOUND at the Tenderich household on a typical day (this was last Tuesday):

test strips in the washing machine - 3
on the stairs - 2
on the bathroom counter - 4
in jeans pockets, front and back - 6 (admittedly, those jeans hadn't been washed for a while)
on floor in kids' rooms - 1
on floor of MiniVan - 2
in MiniVan cupholders - 3
in microwave oven - 1 (the stench of burnt chemicals still lingers)
in the backyard sandbox - 1...

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