Where do you keep your meters?

(Phoenix) #1

I was wondering what all of you do with your meters?  Girls have the convenience of keeping them in their purses, but we don't have that option.  

My pump came with a one touch, but I thought that was just way to bulky to be carrying around.  I currently use a freestyle lite, it fits in my pocket, however, it still makes a nice sized bulge.  I was just wondering if there's a smaller meter out there?  Or do you have a different meter stashed at home, in your car, and at work?   I'm just curious what other guys are doing.

(brian in oxford) #2

One on my desk at work

One on my nightstand

One (actually, two of different brands) on a kitchen counter


I will tell you this, though -- being diabetic means wearing cargo pants a lot, even cargo shorts to have an extra pocket....

(Rich De Vries) #3

I have a 'European Carryall" (a man purse!?!)  that I use to carry supplies like a meter (a One-Touch Mini), insulin, juice, etc.  I also have a meter by my bedside, one in the car (another Mini), and by our kitchen table.

(Koen2704) #4

I only have one meter and I carry it with me in my black Puma shoulder bag. There is also an emergency coca-cola, cook and battery in it. As long as the man who carries the bag is manly enough, the bag looks manly too ;-)

(plaidjack) #5

I stuff put everything in that little black case that came with my meter.  2 bottles of insulin, 2 syringes, test strips, meter.  It just fits perfect.  I carry it with me or sometimes I'll leave at home or in the car if I know my blood sugar in level.  Usually when I have a girlfriend, I'll make them put it in their purse.

(ricalar123) #6

You guys are going to find this crazy but I kind of made my own kit. I purchased a camera case. One with a belt loop, its for a small camera, black very inconspicuous, durable. I then went to Radioshack and I got a AA battery case for small hobby parts. It comes with a sliding top. I took out the components and wiring and was left with a small plastic box, to carry my test strips instead of that inconvenient bottle they sell them in. It fits quite a few. I have had two meters a true2Go and a one touch. Both of them fit in there. (Obviously not at the same time!). Lastly all of the lancet devices are small so all three items fit. Since I use FlexPens, I keep two extra needles. It all fits into the case and you can wear it on your belt or in your pocket not bigger than a moneyballers wallet. FlexPens go in my pocket with my cellphone or keys and Im good to go!

(ScottT) #7

Disconnect it and leave it in your pants.