Diabetes is one of the major chronic condition people around the world are suffering from. Anyone managing the metabolic condition will need test strips for daily blood sugar monitoring. You may find yourself with a surplus and if you are wondering what to do with the strips, you can make money off them. It is not illegal given that they are yours. Instead of waiting for the expiration dates of the strips, you can sell them to get money for new ones. You will raise enough money to buy a fresh batch. It is much better than having to throw them away and digging deeper into your pockets to buy new strips. The strips are in constant demand and there a lot of people who will find them useful before they expire. You will be helping preserve the earth’s resources because there will be no need for utilization of more resources in making and packaging the resources. Environmentalists are preaching on the benefits of recycling and when you have a chance you should do it.
Diabetes supplies are expensive and not everyone can afford them even if they are essential. However, second-hand strips are cheaper which means the low-income earners will be able to get them. It will mean you will be helping someone keep up with diabetes management which is something to be proud of. If you are precise about your budget, you will feel a great loss to toss away your diabetes strips and have to use more money to get new ones which is why selling is the better option. Do not expect to sell at the original buying price but the money you will generate from the sale will be considerable and you only have to add a few more dollars to afford a fresh purchase.
Expired strips will not give you accurate readings which is why they are not fit for use. The dose of insulin or diabetes tablets you take is determined by the results you get. Getting wrong reading means the wrong dose and this will have a huge effect on your health. You cannot use the same strips on different meters because of specificity which means you will have to buy fresh strips in the event that you are not using the same meter brands. Not having a use for the old strips is not a reason to discard them when there are a lot of people waiting to buy them.In addition, sometimes you might order more than you require but you can sell the extra. Therefore, this is an option you should keep at the back of your head.