I think I’ve been using the same brand of meter for more than nine years. I loved my Accu-Chek Compact Plus for its convenience. Strips come in a drum of 17 that gets preloaded into the meter and the lancet attaches right to the meters side. It makes testing easy. However, there are some drawbacks too. The meter seems HUGE compared to other brands and it makes quite a racket when the drum advances for a test. Lately I started eying OneTouch, which is the other brand my insurance will cover. The UltraLink pings my readings straight to my pump. And the cute little UltraMini adds very little bulk when tucked into my purse. So I decided to make the switch. I’m finding the main thing I miss about my old meter is the back lit screen, but other than that I’m very happy.
I decided that new smaller meters called for cute new cases, so I turned to etsy to see what I could find. I struck gold at RKEMdesigns and ordered two small sized pouches (on sale!!!).
So adorable!! The cupcake pouch was a no-brainer given the DOCs cupcake obsession. I knew my UltraMini would fit in the case just fine, along with my strips and lancet and a tissue in case of gushers. And the key ring on the side of each pouch is perfect to attach the travel pill container that I use to stash my used test strips!
The second pouch I ordered just because I’ve always had a thing for matryoshka dolls and it was too cute to pass up. (I actually have a thing for almost anything Russian, but I digress.) I didn’t really think the small pouch would be large enough to hold my UltraLink and supplies. But I’m glad to say I was wrong - everything fits quite nicely.
No more big bulky meter and no basic black meter cases? I’m one happy D-Gal!!