Diabetes survival gear

Shortly after I was diagnosed I was given a free meter by the hospital. It was a big bulky thing that required a bucket of blood and a day to register a reading. Since them I have purchased the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter (one for home and one for travel) from Abbott Laboratories. It take readings in about 7 second and require but a tiny drop of blood for a reading. My endocrinologist has software into which he can download the data and graph my blood glucose over time ( albeit snapshots in time ).

Novolog FlexPenI also purchased a backpack in which I carry my Apple MacBook, FreeStyle test strips, FreeStyle Sterile Lancets, a Novolog Flexpen insulin pen, and NovoFine needles for the FlexPen. I use the OS-X version of the Calorie King Exercise and Nutrition Manager to track and chart my daily food intake and also lookup the occasional restaurant meal. My kids thinks it’s cool that I have a backpack just like theirs.

2 thoughts on “Diabetes survival gear

  1. Yay for Mac people. Yay especially for Mac people who are trying different software apps that I’ve looked at recently. Are you liking the Calorie King exercise and nutrition manager?


  2. I love the CalorieKing Exercise and Nutrition Manager. This software has enabled me to log and chart my meals and progress. It even warns me that I may be losing weight ( because I have not been eating enough ) and when I eaten to much fat ( usually pizza is the culprit ). I recommend this software.

    Because I take the MacBook with me everywhere I go ( fanatic ? ) I can always lookup an unfamiliar meal and even log the small snacks we often forget about.


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