Dear Gandalf: An Open Letter to My Accu-Chek Meter


Dear Gandalf,
I know things must have been difficult for you lately. I imagine you must feel hurt at my decision to switch from Accu-

A Glucose Meter (Accu-Chek Aviva) with test st...

A Glucose Meter (Accu-Chek Aviva) with test strips, lancet drum and lancing device (MultiClix) (made by Roche Diagnostics) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chek to OneTouch with my next shipment of test strips. You felt neglected by my decision to use my old Freestyle meter Fortuna so I could use up those last few Freestyle strips. We’ve both been a little unsure of what your place is during this time of transition and we’ve both been confused by the number of black meter cases in my diabetes drawer.
I know this is a tough time for you emotionally. But I still need you. Running away twice hasn’t helped either of us. When you’re gone, I have this ache in the general area of my pancreas, as if a necessary internal organ is missing. The last time you ran away, I was so worried that I woke up my parents so they could help me look for you. Not fun at all.

Stay home, Gandalf. I need you.



About Nel

As a graduate education student, I've come to the conclusion that teaching requires an addiction to caffeine. My favorite caffeinated beverages are coffee, tea, and diet Coke. And when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in January 2012, I also came to the conclusion that living requires insulin. I blog about my busy life juggling graduate education courses, a teaching assistantship in my University's English department, and my recent type 1 diabetes diagnosis the The Clumsy Juggler. I do not live in New York City.

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