|"This insulin pump's user manual|
can double as a doorstop!"
It got me to thinking about all of the diabetes things that could have "new uses". Here's my list*.
- Logbooks make excellent beverage coasters, as well as kindling for the fireplace. Shoving them under an uneven table leg gives new meaning to the phrase "finding a balance between highs and lows".
- In the middle of wrapping a birthday gift and can't find the scotch tape? Try Tegaderm.
- Used CGM needles can find new life as letter openers. Hemming pants? Use one as a sewing pin, in a pinch.
- Happy Laundry Day! Empty glucose tab sleeves can provide a home for a roll of quarters.
- Used test strips make excellent bookmarks. (Tip of the hat to Jacquie for that one.)
- Discarded insulin pump tubing can be braided and find new life as a snazzy bracelet.
- Pump clip? Or really huge hair clip???
- Have a small village of old, outdated meters? Find some glue and try your hand at an abstract sculpture.
- Meter cases can double as wallets. (Or, you can actually buy a real one that does both.)
- You say alcohol swab; I say miniature cleaning wipe. (It might take a while to do your kitchen counters with those - but hey, are Clorox wipes FSA-reimburseable? Didn't think so.)
*This is completely facetious. Don't actually do number three. Or any of it, really.