I’m trying to find the smallest possible meter kit: the meter, the strips, the pain stick (lancing device), and the carrying case.
I use a CGM so I only need a meter for calibration and CGM failures. I’ll be able to use my existing meter, which has nice features and strips that are covered by insurance, at work and at home. I’m just looking for something super small for when I’m out and about.
What I’m looking for:
the whole kit needs to be as small as possible
What I don’t care about
cost of strips
ease of use
an easy to read display
large strip container
somewhere to store a log book
somewhere to store lancets
Any suggestions? What do you all do when you want to go out without carrying a bag with you?
True metrix go. Meter sits on top of the tube of strips and pokie attaches to side with an elastic band. Whole thing goes right in pocket, no case needed. Impossible to find online, have to get them at CVS or Walgreens. Strips on amazon.
Cool let us know how you like it… it’s not the best meter by a long shot but convenience makes up for a lot and the strips are dirt cheap on amazon (about $45 for 300 including shipping usually) so i put it to good use
The difference between the CGM and the meters shows why we don’t want to calibrate when our BG is moving. If the Dex says 86 rising and we calibrate it to 142 or 139, after the interstitial glucose concentration eventually catches up with the bloodstream, the Dex will now be reading maybe 30 points too high.
I’d definitely wait. Although the Dex is asking for a calibration, it will continue to work quite well for a long time. I’ve had wild days where I’ve waited 24 hours between calibrations, and the late calibration was within 10 points of the CGM reading. I think calibrating twice a day is good practice, but only when everything is calm and steady. For me, that’s about a half-hour to an hour after waking (which gives time for the feet-on-the-floor spike to level out) and just before going to bed, long after the meal bolus and digestion has calmed down. Just try to find two good times in your day, and it doesn’t have to be the same time every day or 12 hours apart or anything.