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  1. Brett
    Brett February 4, 2009 at 7:42 am | | Reply

    Why don’t all of these manufacturers of testing strips license other companies to make meters? For instance, if the company mentioned above made a meter that used One-Touch strips, I would buy one in a minute. It seems that the business model is to give away the meters and make money on the strips, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I would be willing to actually pay for a meter like the one mentioned above. I am still waiting for a meter/strip/lancing device package that I can fit in my pants pocket comfortably…I am tired of having meters strewn around my world–home, office, 2 cars, etc. I want something that I can comfortably carry with me, like my pump.

  2. AmyT
    AmyT February 4, 2009 at 8:05 am | | Reply

    Haha, Brett… that’s just what I said when I saw it!

  3. riva
    riva February 4, 2009 at 9:08 am | | Reply

    The test strip case for the Glucocard meter does look space-age tre-cool, but the strips have a hard time sliding out: They all clump together and block the opening.

    The best thing I’ve found in the past ten years when my neighbor, also a type 1, gave me one is the Extend Bar. It’s a protein bar designed to keep your blood sugar level for 7-9 hours. I eat a few bites before I go to sleep whenever my bs is at all low (because I drop overnight) and it keeps me level till the morning. It’s the slow, slow digesting carb (corn starch) in the bar that does it. And, yes, it tastes just fine. Chocolate/Peanut Butter being my, and almost everyone else’s favorite. Just google: Extend Bar.


  4. tmana
    tmana February 4, 2009 at 9:32 am | | Reply

    Regarding the small packed package: my Other Half routinely sticks his Freestyle Flash (the newer Freestyle Lite case has the same profile) in his front pants pocket. He’s a BBW, though, so his pants pockets are larger than the norm. The Wavesense Keynote and Presto monitors have very compact cases, and at my current size (borderline between misses and women’s) fits into a back jeans pocket — which means it should fit reasonably into a man’s pants pocket (front or back) or jacket pocket. The Wavesense case is pretty compact — no place for a logbook — but if you’re logging somewhere else (the unaffiliated pump, a PalmPilot, a phone-based app), it may not be an issue.

  5. Andrea
    Andrea February 4, 2009 at 11:08 am | | Reply

    There are plenty of meters on the market. What we need is an ACCURATE meter. When I get a reading of 100, it could be anywhere from 85 to 115. That is a heck of a range! Who would put up with any other instrument with that much variability?

  6. AmyT
    AmyT February 4, 2009 at 11:17 am | | Reply

    To Riva et al, on Extend Bars:

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  7. riva
    riva February 4, 2009 at 4:33 pm | | Reply

    Amy, just so you know, I have your book. And everyone else should have it too! And getting your book and an Extend Bar! Too good to beat!

  8. Mirelle
    Mirelle February 4, 2009 at 7:25 pm | | Reply

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  9. Lauren
    Lauren February 5, 2009 at 4:22 pm | | Reply

    I second the call for accuracy in meters. I wouldn’t care if it were the size of an iPhone if it were accurate.

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  12. Stacey
    Stacey March 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm | | Reply

    There are some wonderful diet guidelines and great recipes for diabetics at They list carb amount, calories, fat, fiber content, etc. for all meals and snacks.

  13. Dr. Robert Backstein
    Dr. Robert Backstein January 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm | | Reply

    Small is nice, accuracy is a must.

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