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.
This weekend I happened to sit down for breakfast at our local farmers’ market with a couple of young women. I noticed that one of them was checking her blood glucose with the original FreeStyle meter and couldn’t resist striking up a conversation with her.
The brand new dHealth Network really does make health management easy, as it claims. I know because I have been helping them to test it for the past two months.
It seems like I get a new blood glucose meter just about every week. The latest is the GlucoLab, which HMD BioMedical LLC in Titusville, Florida, has started to distribute in the U.S.
My recent review of the Duo-Care for testing both blood pressure and blood glucose got me thinking.
I wasn’t thrilled with that combination. But many of us with diabetes have high cholesterol. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a meter that tests both blood glucose and cholesterol?
The blood glucose meter battle is heating up. And we are winning.
Coincidentally or not, two of the biggest diabetes companies say that they have new meters. And industry scuttlebutt says that the other major meter company has one coming soon.