My 11 year old has become "lazy" (for lack of a better word) when it comes to disposing of his old strips. In his old case there was a velcro pocket that he stashed his old strips in (which was fine because they didn't fall all over the place). It was gross, but understandable. There might be 100 in there at once. But I could open the case and dump them out without having to touch them. Now we switched to a different meter that has no pocket. So instead of walking 3 steps to the garbage, he drops his strips loose in the case and zips it up. Well, that works until he needs to use his meter again, then they all fall out. He doesn't think used strips are gross. Maybe because they are HIS used strips? The other thing that drives me nuts is when he's done testing he wipes the extra blood on his meter case. It's better than wiping on his clothes, but how do I convince him that it's disgusting? I know this is a dumb thing to be irritated by (at least he's testing, right?) but.......sheesh! Please tell me he'll grow out of it.