For those of you who own more than one meter (or just want to chat about your one meter):
I just bought a Walmart Relion Micro meter because it has the cheapest strips. Before this I was using a True2Go which I like - or maybe I am just partial to it because it is my first meter and all.:)
But since I have no insurance - $20 for 50 strips is a lot better than $40 for 50 strips. So I need to save bucks here since I test six times I day.
So the Relion comes with the extras that the True2Go came with to - lancing device, carrying case etc. I tried my Relion and it is neato but not as cute and small as my True2Go - plus I like my Walgreens lancer that came with my True2Go better than the Relion one. Weird as I had it on the same medium setting but could hardly feel it (you are thinking - isn't that good?) but it seems weird to me. I guess maybe I used to some pain or something. haha! Anyone, I don't like the way you are supposed to load it, But than I noticed that the free lancets it came with were the 30 gage and I was using 26. It is a little awkward getting the lancet in the Relion- the Walgreens one is easier to me. :)
Even though the Relion comes with those different color faceplaces and my favorite color is red - it is the wrong red (bummer!) so I am going with the blue. My True2Go is my favorite color - dark red. It is the same color as blood - like a teeny vampire. hehe.
So, even though I will be using the Relion meter for the cheaper strips - I think I still prefer my cute True2Go. They both have nice features - although I never really set up my 'features' on my True2Go - the Relion beeps which is cool. The Relion reminds me of my MP3 player which is shaped like a cigarette lighter! :0
I still like the Walgreens lancer better than the Relion so I think I will be mixing and matching my devices. I like the carrying case that came with the True2Go better than the Relion one.
On the other hand too, I have a free Breeze 2 that got sent to me in the mail from a diabetic recipe site- has case and lancer too (no data port for the tech part though). It is WAY too big - it is like little tv remote or something - but it is techy which I like but I could NEVER afford those discs so I haven't even tried it yet. I don't think I will never want one of those biggie ones - no matter how many features they have. I am still debating whether or not to give it away or not or save it for a day when I have insurance and could afford to try it out. It did come with one disc though.
But I like the small and tiny. Compact and Convenient.I guess I want to still try to be a simple girl even though this disease is high maintenance:)