Footnote: I just did another test. It's 12.1. Not good, and there's me thinking I have done so well to change my diet so far!
Sunday, February 03, 2008
The Wonders of Globalisation
As regular readers will know, a couple of weeks ago I was diagnosd with diabetes. Each day I have to measure my blood-sugar levels through a nifty little device called TRUE TRACK. I have to prick my finger (no jokes please) and this device tells me the level. It should be 4 to 6. Unfortunately I haven't managed to get it down to single figures yet, so there's a long path to tread ahead of me. My doctor was supposed to have given me a supply of the strips which go into the machine to test the sugar levels, but when I got here I realised she hadn't done so. Anyway, I went to a local pharmacy this afternoon and hey presto, there they were on the shelf. In Britain I'd get them free. Here, 100 of the little blighters cost me $57! However, the fact of the matter is that I managed to get them. Isn't gloablisation a wonderful thing? :) ... albeit the manufacturers are based in Florida!