True2Go: It’s sooo cuuuttteeee!!!
The meter is tiny and snaps right on the cap of the test strip vial. A tiny piece of fabric similar to a beer koozie surrounds the vial, and as another little band for the tiny lancer device. It is, by far, the most compact meter system I’ve ever seen.
You’ll never see me bragging about for a cute pouch for a CGM receiver, or a pump holder, or an infusion-site concealer. I never expected to write a blog about cuteness. “Cute” just isn’t my thing. But I just can’t help myself with this one.
I accidentally left my meter at home when I left for work this morning, and by the time I realized it, it was too late to turn back. But I needed one. The CGM sensor I’d been wearing had been tracking remarkably accurate, but I knew once I had to METER BG NOW at 11:18 am, it would stop (Dexcom’s work differently, by the way). So I walked into the drug store and asked for the cheapest meter – which included strips and lancets – that they had. The pharmacist handed me this little thing, and it set me back $11.49.
It’s bright nail-polish red. I guess that makes it good for hiding blood-stains. But it works, and that’s what matters. It also fits neatly in my pocket.
The only problem, I discovered, is that I have nowhere to put the used test strips….