Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Speaking of meters

Every few weeks I go through my diabetes shelves to clear out the empty boxes. It’s been a while since I sorted through the supplies that have built up.

There were a few empty meter cases (note that of the entire collection there were only three that were not black – two gray and one blue).


A few lancet devices that are neglected for the Multiclix/FastClix sibling pair. There’s a storage bag of lancets and control solutions that goes with this set. I may change a lancet once or twice, but I can’t remember the last time I used the control solution.


And meters. Lots and lots of meters. I have great (read $0 copay) insurance on one particular brand of strips, so as of now, the rest of the options sit neglected in the storage bin.

Speaking of meters, a few weeks ago, I tried to win a contest from the Students with Diabetes conference for an iBGStar meter. Cherise helped me make the video after midnight during our sleepover. We had fun, and I think the video was a good mix of marketing and my brand of humor (read: sarcasm). Hope you laugh watching it even half as much as we did while we were making it.

“i” want the iBGStar (click the link to watch the video)

Late breaking meter news. Apparently, Sanofi was so “entertained” by my video (even though I didn’t win) that they dropped an iBGStar meter off for the Students with Diabetes folks to send to me. Woot!

  • Stacey D. says:

    So I’m not the only one who has tons of spare meters lying around?? That makes me feel better lol. My hubby asked me recently if I had an extra meter to spare for a co-worker of his. I said “are you serious, ASKING if I have extra”! 😉

    June 25, 2012 at 11:49 am
  • Jollymon says:

    I see some treasure in your trash! I might need to come to the garage sale! Please donate all of it quick so this is not an option.

    June 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm
  • Scott E says:

    I see your ContourUSB has never had the “93 mg/dl” decal removed. Neither has mine! (I’ve often wondered why it says 93 rather than the often-depicted 104).

    I keep most of my extra meters in their original boxes. I wonder why; it just takes up a lot of space.

    June 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm
  • Jess says:

    woohoo! iBGstar! super cool!

    and i really wish i’d taken a picture of all the diabetes crap we got rid of when i moved out of my parents’ house. it was pretty epic. 🙂

    June 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm
  • Karen says:

    YAY, YOU WON-ish!!! Congrats – I pine over that meter but can’t bring myself to shell out $80 for it when other companies give meters for free. Speaking of which, I went through my d-supply stash recently too, and had a big pile similar to yours. Funny how quickly all that stuff accumulates, huh?

    June 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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