Wednesday, March 22, 2006

SideKick Meter

Carrying around a lot of stuff at Disney can be a pain. We are trying to get our hands on Sidekick meters and strips from Home Diagnostics in Fort Lauderdale. It looks like an active D family's dream; a small easy to tote around meter. OK you still need a lancing device but this would make it a lot easier to do on the go testing.

Right now the insurance co. is balking, nothing new there (dudes these things are cheaper then the strips we normally use, hello? save a buck!)

On the down side it doesn't store data for downloading to the PC but I think that is a fair trade off for small and easy to carry. The issue is BG and avoinding a low with increased activity.

We walk miles and miles at WDW. As a result we tend to back off insulin so frequent testing is needed to make sure we are in the right basal ranges for the level of activity. Your mileage may vary, literally test and adjust based on your insulin to activity sensitivity, if that is a real measure.

We will let you know how it goes.

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