Dear Army of Test Strip Zombies

This is the second post of Diabetes Blog Week. The topic for today is “Letter Writing Day,” which is explained as follows:

In February the Wego Blog Carnival asked participants to write letters to their condition Denotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement.. You can write a letter to diabetes if you’d like, but we can also take it one step further. How about writing a letter to a fictional (or not so fictional) endocrinologist telling the doctor what you love (or not) about them. How about a letter to a pretend (or again, not so pretend) meter or pump company telling them of the device of your dreams? Maybe you’d like to write a letter to your child with diabetes. Or a letter from your adult self to the d-child you were. Whomever you choose as a recipient, today is the day to tell them what you are feeling.


Dear Army of Used Test Strips,

I am on to you. You’ve been stalking me for years now, as evidenced by the trail of test strips left behind you. I have found proof of your pursuit in every corner of my apartment, in my designated parking spot, on the floors of restaurants and bookstores (after rummaging through my purse or bag), in my cubicle, on my car’s dashboard, in my refrigerator, and – oh yes – even in my bed. And on top of all that, I think you’re trying to overthrow the governing regime of my purse.

It would be one thing if you were fresh, new, ready-to-use test strips, but you are not. Instead, you are used – yet not discarded. You’re not alive, but you’re still hanging around, following me constantly. You are Zombies! An entire army of Zombie Test Strips.

I’d like to remind you that I could put a restraining order on you. Of course, that might take a little bit of explaining, but I’m certain law enforcement would be on my side as you are pestering me unnecessarily. If not, then perhaps we’ll make a Zombie Test Strip movie – no special effects fake blood necessary!

I have no problem threatening you. If you don’t stop, I WILL use a trashcan – or invent the Test Strip Target Vacuum Cleaner, so watch out!



P.S. Maybe my 2012 New Year’s Resolution will be to dispose of you more regularly. Maybe…

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6 Responses to Dear Army of Test Strip Zombies

  1. Mike Hoskins says:

    Very creative and fun, Dayle! Thanks for the laughs from this, something we ALL can relate to and so get. There’s so an army of these Used Test Strips and they must have group upon group. Must be a training camp somewhere where this stalking is taught… THAT’S what we need to infiltrate and put a stop to! Oh, and if they ever invent that vacuum, I’m so buying one!

  2. Vivian says:

    Thanks for the laugh. That would be an awesome movie and I love the special vacuum idea.

  3. Becca says:

    It is insane all the places I find those little buggers! Now I shall call them my stockers!

  4. Katie says:

    Haha, I love this letter! Used test strips never seem to end up in the trash.

  5. Jess says:

    ha! i am cracking up because my test strip piles drive my husband CRAZY! he calls the pile on my nightstand a test strip village! 🙂

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