Extreme temperature swings can affect the accuracy of meters and test strips. Avoid stowing your meter and supplies in your car in cold or hot weather, and don't leave your equipment outside in direct sunlight or extreme cold. You must even consider the temperature within your own home.
Because of excessive heat and moisture, the bathroom is also a poor choice for storage, as humidity can affect strip accuracy. Storing your strips inside of your meter case in their original package will ensure that they stay clean.
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...