This should be interesting. Many of us with diabetes also have allergies. The problem we face is that the treatment for the allergies often will send our BG #'s whacko. Another problem is that most of us who have allergies do not have a clue as to what we are allergic to. So what are we to do? One thing is to be a stickler on keeping things clean. Not my strong point, but am always working on it. When you dust always use a cloth (never a feather duster) and have the cloth moist with an appropriate liquid. If dusting wood, use a furniture polish. If doing a general dusting use water. The moist rag will collect and keep the dust. You can then dispose of the rag or add it to your wash. So, where the heck does the toilet brush come in? I was cleaning the inside of my truck to remove enough dog hair to create a few more puppies and I found some area that i had not cleaned well in the past and they were beginning to show it. In particular, the area between the console and the seat and the side pockets on the doors. How could I get in there to clean them? A toilet brush! In this case, I had a new one! I dipped it in a cleaner solution and forced it down in. Again and again it pulled stuff out. It is flexible enough to go in, then it expands to fill the space. Worked great on those door pockets too. Not one to let a good idea go to waste, I used it on the carpet under the mats. Again, lots of hair. The mats, by the way, were washed in the washing machine. So, as you clean remember you are not only cleaning, but you are also collecting those allergens and helping to decrease the spread of cold and flu germs. We tend to spend more time in our homes and vehicles then outdoors, so keeping them clean will help not only our general health, but also our diabetes.
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