So I returned to California on Saturday after living for two years in Guatemala. I was very much looking forward to the increased convenience of living as well as diabetic ingredients, etc. So I had a hell of a time figuring out the process for sharps disposal in California. I had heard that Walgreen’s gave you free containers and then took them for disposal. When I went to Walgreen’s they looked at me like I was nuts and directed me to the $26 containers for mail in and said I should call waste management. I looked online and none of the waste management places were nearby (I don’t have a car). When I went to my doctor’s today and asked an acupuncturist in the office said "that’s nonsense, I take my sharps to Walgreen’s for disposal all the time and there is no charge. She lives across the bay in San Francisco, but I figured Walgreens is Walgreens. I went back and asked to speak to the pharmacist. She explained that San Francisco has different laws than Berkeley and so the Walgreen’s there accepts sharps but the one in Berkeley does not. She handed me a flyer. When I read the flyer it said that disposal of sharps generated at home is not regulated by waste laws in California and suggested you use a heavy plastic with secure top and put it in the regular garbage. I guessed that the “rules” are not easily accessable because basically there ARE no rules! Do you have any idea how similar that is to Guatemala…lol
Ok, Dreamfields. I felt sure I would find it in Berkeley Bowl or Whole Foods our local healthy-oriented stores, but nope!! Lots of products that are low fat or gluten free, but very little low carb! So do you all get Dreamfields sent to you from their website?
I guess I’ve returned to the land of opportunity, but not necessarily for diabetics! Btw I was reading the magazine “diabetic living” in the doctor’s office and there were cakes on the cover…yikes!