There is a huge number of people living with diabetes. This figure is also increasing as the days go. For those who have lived with it for long, as well as the newly diagnosed, there is a need to have access to the test strips. It is common for those with diabetes to stock up on these test strips. But it may get to a point where you have more strips than you will ever need. The best thing to do at that point is to sell the extra ones. There are many reasons why that is a good idea.
You will manage to sell them while they are still usable. There is no need to keep these test strips past their expiration date. You can dispose of them before that date, so that they are used in time. There are enzymes in these strips responsible for the test that make them expire. They shall thus be useless after some time. You need them to be used before that time comes.
This shall also positively impact the environment. When you have to throw them away, you will be adding unnecessary waste. The same applies to other people. Adding to that waste only means adding to the problems we face when it comes to waste.
This is also how people who are financially challenged get to access the strips. There is a lot that goes into managing diabetes. The cost of new strips further worsens this. But when you allow them access to this cheap alternative, you make things much easier for them.
This also allows you to make some money off what you had already spent on. By keeping them, you will incur a loss you do not need. Selling allows you to make returns on it you had no hope of doing.
This shall also be how you will always get accurate readings. Using expired strips is a waste of time and a deadly act to perform. By selling the surplus, you minimize the chances of making such an accidental reading. This shall also be how you make money for buying fresher strips for use in future. Accurate readings help you prepare for your situation much better. An inaccurate reading is the fastest way back to the hospital, and thus more medical bills to deal with, not mentioning the threat on your life.
There is a need for you to make sure you are always getting better readings. You should make sure you have all the strips you need. You should make sure you never keep any extra ones. It is the best way to ensure others also get accurate readings, you make some money, and you do not add to the waste.