True2Go Meter - It's THAT Small.
It's kind of like Review Week here at SUM, because I have a lot of diabetes-related products and goodies that I've received over the past few weeks and wanted to talk about here.
One of the items I received was this teeny True2Go meter. Pictured heeyah:
I am usually very good about making sure I have my on me at all times, successful mainly because I always carry a purse (even in the woods) and I am usually the group "pack mule" for any event. Very rarely do I forget my meter, but it has happened.
(I realize I've just tempted fate to have me leave my meter behind sometime in the near future. Fate, please forget I said that.)
This little True2Go meter is super small, and with the meter attached to the actual bottle of strips, it's very easy to stash anywhere. Glove compartment, desk drawer at work, mother-in-law's house, shoved into that extremely small beaded purse that your license barely fits into - teeny meter may do the job.
It seems to be reasonably accurate, and by "accurate," I mean it was just a few points off from my OneTouch UltraLink and in tune with my Dexcom graph. For a meter the size of a silver dollar, the display is decent. It took longer to show my result than I'm used to, but it eventually popped up on the screen after 15 seconds or so, I think.
For true travel convenience, I could just throw a lancet into the strip bottle and be emergency-ready. I used my OneTouch lancing device for most of my tests, though.
Having different meters is nice, for convenience, but the main drawback is that most insurance companies only cover one kind of test strip. For me, my insurance covers my Lifescan strips, but they aren't hip to covering a second brand. I have used a Lifescan meter for several years now, but I wonder how much of that is due to the fact that I have a stash of strips already, whereas I don't have any more of these little True2Go strips.
Points to ponder. But this meter definitely gets high marks on size and portability, and I daresay it's a bit cute.