One more meter for the road is a lot better than another drink. Home Diagnostics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, just came out with the smallest blood glucose meter ever. People with diabetes now have at least three tiny meters to take along in the car, on the trail, or anywhere we go.
If you are old enough to remember Frank Sinatra’s moving rendition of “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” you will catch my comparison between meters and alcohol for the road. The new meter for anyone who travels is the True2go.
This unbelievably small meter is little bigger than a stack of a dozen quarters. But it weighs a lot less — 0.7 ounces, while the 12 quarters weigh 2.4 ounces.
“Fructose is a strange sugar.” That’s what I wrote here in July 2006, and I still think that it’s strange.
But I didn’t know the half of it when I wrote my earlier article about fructose. I didn’t know why it was so strange. And in this case the “why” is crucial.
At first glance, I liked the new Clever Chek meter. It’s aesthetically pleasing and presented (packaged) very well.
Simple Diagnostics in Williston Park, New York, the sole North American distributor of Clever Chek brand products, launched the Clever Check here in August. TaiDoc Technology Corporation in Taipei, Taiwan, is the manufacturer.
When we discuss with others what we’re learning, we retain that new knowledge much better than when we just passively engage with the new information. Now, a diabetes organization is partnering with company that is determined to show health care professionals how to actively communicate with those of us who have diabetes.
Wearing my new Guardian REAL-Time continuous glucose monitor continues to give me a lot more help in controlling my glucose levels than I ever expected. Few people who don’t have type 1 diabetes have used continuous monitors until recently. Most of the people with type 2 who have been using them take insulin, which makes glucose control critical.
At the Children with Diabetes convention at DisneyWorld in July Dr. Irl Hirsch announced that a new Accu-Chek device is the first good way that we have to measure glycemic variability, because it incorporates new low and high blood glucose indices. It’s a big step forward, but the product’s developer tells me that what it offers is something else.