I’m a loyal user of the One Touch brand of glucose monitoring and, throughout the day, I use my One Touch Mini and Ultra Smart at least 10 times total. Usually, it’s only a minor annoyance. At the gym, though, it’s awful! Having to fish out a test strip from the stupid vial, poke and apply the sample, all while running = not fun and wasted test strips that didn’t fill the whole way.
Since it’s really the fishing out of the test strip that makes my blood boil, I’m on the lookout for a new meter that includes the test strips inside the meter. I know there are a few on the market, so if anyone has any experience with them, I’d love to hear it!
In a fit of self-righteous indignation, I designed my own little contribution to the diabetes care world - a lancet, tester, and strip holder all in one. I don’t know how it would actually work, but I like the idea of it. I can’t figure out how to post the picture, but here’s a link -