What 1000 Glucose Strips Buy You


My husband is a man of few words.  So when he does speak up, my reaction is often “genius!” or “that’s hysterical!”  And sometimes I’m just bewildered.  Anyway, out of the blue the other day, Alex said, “You know, for what they cost, 1000 strips easily buy you a cow”.


I should mention that Alex grew up in the country.  Not Tim McGraw’s country, I mean, use candles for light, eventually eat your pet goat, play in the cornfields, walk a few miles to school, no indoor water or plumbing, country.

Thanks to his comment, I thought it would be fun to make a list of things that 1000 strips can buy.  I use 1000 strips every 4 months.  I have insurance but many people with diabetes don’t and that’s worth noting when you realize what that money could be used for.  Let’s cure diabetes so we can all go shopping!  Just kidding!  Or not…

What 1000 Glucose Strips Buy You:

200 fast food lunches

A new TV and a Blue Ray/DVD player

A Blackberry for you and all your friends (and not the edible kind)

A weekend vacation

A nice set of golf clubs

A small used fishing boat and fishing gear

A nice pay down on credit card debt

A box full of Oprah’s favorite things

A Garmin Navigator GPS system for each of your two vehicles

Not one, but two good sized Dooney and Bourke bags

A few cans of excellent caviar (yeah…not worth it…)

A long and steep fall into the Gap

Five months of food for a homeless person

A super nifty digital camera

Two or three Dyson Vacuums (all you’d need in a lifetime!)

One troy ounce of 24k gold

Really sharp and fancy kitchen knives

A beautiful watch

A used clunker that can still get you from point A to point B (there’s a value in that!)

A kick start for an entrepreneur


Taking care of one’s diabetes doesn’t come cheap.  Tell everyone about it.

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