Saturday, June 11, 2011

My New Gadgets

I wish I could say my new gadget was craft related. Or computer related. In a way, it is computer related as it must have a microcomputer in it to do what it does. 

Yep, it's a glucose meter or glucometer. I discovered this week that I am a diabetic. It is bringing big changes to the lifestyle including these two gadgets. Yes, that is two gadgets.

The other gadget is the lancing gadget. Not so much fun. Mostly because I have not discovered how to get a decent blood sample on the first try. Can we say human pin-cushion?

So we have some diet changes going on here along with twice daily finger-sticking and testing.

I'm sure there are many more gadgets I'd rather have than these two!

Copyright 2011, ACK, for Generational


  1. Hold lancet firmly to finger, don't jerk away, don't look, pull trigger when other hand is not expecting it.


  2. Yes, firmly! Some devices have a knob to adjust depth of the poke. Be sure to rotate sites. Running warm water over your fingers first sometimes helps to to get the blood flowing.
    Good luck with your new gadgets and lifestyle changes...

  3. That's a good idea with the warm water. I know about the dial.