Hello to all, as we move toward late night on the East Coast; for others in different time zones, hey… you'll get there. Or, you're ahead of us… what a world, huh? [:)]
I now have two meters… a One Touch UltraMini, and, as of today - a Bayer Contour. Personally, I like the 'Mini' - it is simple, quick, and easy to use (and, it saves the time and date for each 'sugar check').
The Contour is more for the 'picky people' - you can go into its advanced mode - set it up for all that you need, with alarms to let you know when you've gone beyond the low and high parameters that you set (mine are 79, and 130 bgl); and, as far as sugar readings are concerned before testing, you can pick pre-meal, or post meal settings (for regular folks, that means testing before you eat, or after - forgive my lofty tone… it is purely unintentional).
As I'm negotiating this road that all of us here travel on within our lives, I'm finding that there are meters out there that are even more sophisticated. I can't wait to find a meter that can automatically throw away my medical waste… or, to contact the President of The United States, and tell him that diabetics are people, too (!!). Oh, well… holding my breath won't help in that last observation (haha).
As a disabled person, I already suffer from back problems and MDD. Then, along came diabetes. Now, it turns out that I also have problems with my neck (dammit!). So, to head off the neurosurgeon once again, I'm doing neck traction at home. Wow. You have to try it, to believe it.
Just after a few times doing the neck traction at 22 pounds of pressure, I felt like I was going to die! Then, after everything settled down for a bit, I felt TEN TIMES BETTER. It is amazing. So, for you 'diabeats' out there like myself, here's a good word:
If you have similar problems (like myself), try this out. It is amazing. Surgeries for C3 and C4 vertebrae aren't good - they now go in through your throat, and since I like to sing, THAT"S OUT.
If you also recently switched to a Bayer Contour meter, this is what I have to say:
It is great. It will help me be more organized in my maintenance plan for Type 1. Especially since I don't have to pay for any testing strips (ohhh, yeah, baby!). Be well, everyone! ;)
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