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sparkyfry
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: diabetic test strip containers? Reply with quote

So I know that micro caches resembling film canisters are not actually film canisters, but diabetic test strip containers? Where do people acquire these? Enquiring minds want to know. E-bay seems to have none.
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JJnTJ
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a whole bunch; the guy who sits next to me at work is diabetic and I could get one a week if I kept asking.

How have you found their quality in the field? Of the 4-5 I've found, only one had a wet log, which beats the tar out of film canisters.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thease are not test strip containers, BUT they are good ask The Collector I gave him a few some months back.
They are what the health clinics use to send samples in the mail. The are the same dimiter as a film canster but twice as long.

If you need some I will be in town the last weekend of this month and i cand have at least 100 or more if you want.

But again the collector ahs some.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject: Diabetic test strip containers? Reply with quote

Trust me, there are many of us Diabetics around that you can obtain some from for free if you just ask. Most of us use the one touch tester that uses these and I go through about one a week. I try to bring a bag or two to events to hand out to those that want them. They are definately better than 35 mm containers for keeping out water. I've used them and have never had one produce a wet log.
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Captain and Mate
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We get ours from Commander & Chief and they work great! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like using them INSIDE of caches instead of a Ziploc bag. I tell the better half that it is the silver lining to her diabetes. Though she isn't convinced, she will always give me her empty containers.
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sparkyfry
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain and Mate wrote:
We get ours from Commander & Chief and they work great! Smile


Where is that? What is that?
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparkyfry wrote:
Captain and Mate wrote:
We get ours from Commander & Chief and they work great! Smile


Where is that? What is that?


It's a who, not a where or what!
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a bunch too. My Dad keeps them for me. They are way better than film containers since they are designed to be water/moisture resistant and the white inner lining is a moisture adsorbent.
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meralgia
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bunganator wrote:
I tell the better half that it is the silver lining to her diabetes.


"silver lining"... I like that!! Razz

I meant to bring a bunch of those containers to the event tonight but forgot. If you need some, tell me what event to attend, and I'll do my best to hand 'em to you there!
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

meralgia wrote:
Bunganator wrote:
I tell the better half that it is the silver lining to her diabetes.


"silver lining"... I like that!! Razz

I meant to bring a bunch of those containers to the event tonight but forgot. If you need some, tell me what event to attend, and I'll do my best to hand 'em to you there!


Meralgia made it to the only event I didn't go to yesterday? Crying or Very sad
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sparkyfry
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Meralgia made it to the only event I didn't go to yesterday? Crying or Very sad


Yeah, my thinking too. If I'd known she was there, I would have made extra effort to go!
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: diabetic test strip containers? Reply with quote

sparkyfry wrote:
So I know that micro caches resembling film canisters are not actually film canisters, but diabetic test strip containers? Where do people acquire these? Enquiring minds want to know. E-bay seems to have none.


I have a bunch, too. My dad is diabetic. If you want some just let my know. You have my number. I could even drop some in a cache for you to pick up.
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