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Any new SMALL meters available (or, coming soon)?
2 years ago  ::  Nov 13, 2012 - 10:09AM #11
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Ron, welcome back. Hope you post more. Sorry I didn't answer you earlier.  Have had a bad cold, feeling better.Nancy

2 years ago  ::  Nov 13, 2012 - 10:08AM #10
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I love my Bayer USB meter. When I hike I use a little pack for water and such fits right in. it is easy to read, bright and bold. a new version is coming out next year. he case is usual size, but I think it can be made smaller to customize a new one.  Like the issue of Daibetes Forcast either Dec. or Jan. that goes over all the equipment and medication available a great resource of checking out meters,pumps, and other stuff. Nancy

2 years ago  ::  Nov 08, 2012 - 8:41PM #9
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Wow, I haven't been on dLife in a while... looks like no one else has, either! This site used to be fairly active, but not now.

Anyway, bumping my old thread in case there are any new SMALL meters on the market. Looks like that iBGStar could be decent... I wouldn't attach it to my iPhone, because I like having my strips and lancet next to the meter. But, the way the strip mounts perpendicular to the meter makes me think designing a small case will be tough.

Edit. Wow- what a poorly designed case! Clearly no diabetic helped develop that case:

4 years ago  ::  Aug 24, 2011 - 12:16PM #8
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This doesn't solve having to carry a lancing device & test strips, but iPhone is working on a meter that attaches to the phone.  Kind of like the Square to process  credit cards via iPhone.

4 years ago  ::  Aug 23, 2011 - 9:00AM #7
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Im not sure how upto date you are with the new meters that came out.

But like 3 weeks ago I was given the new contour bayer usb meter. It has software with it and when you regiter the meter you get free upgrading on the software.

Anyway they are not so new anymore, but you can purchase the meter for round 30 dollars. 

And it is about the size of a pocket knife,they make covers for them too,and its not big and bulky.

Wish I had a picture,I dnt know where my cover is at the moment.

Hope this may help you.

4 years ago  ::  Apr 25, 2011 - 2:24PM #6
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Hehe, yes, a guy. And, one who doesn't like carrying a bag.

A man purse, perhaps? Laughing

4 years ago  ::  Apr 25, 2011 - 5:22AM #5
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Hehe, yes, a guy. And, one who doesn't like carrying a bag.
4 years ago  ::  Apr 25, 2011 - 2:41AM #4
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Sorry, I can't tell if you are a man or woman by the name. My bad. For me, it fits quite well in my purse with no problems. So I am going to assume guy since you mentioned the pocket?
4 years ago  ::  Apr 24, 2011 - 11:24AM #3
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Yeah, I actually think the Ultra Mini is pretty big. Actually, it's a LOT bigger than my Flash. Then, when you add the case, it's ridiculous.

I think that a glucometer, lancing device, and strips should fit into a case the size of a cell phone, so it can easily fit in a pocket, and not look like you're carrying a brick. So far, no manufacturer has come close (that I am aware).

I think the fact that nothing like this exists shows what the manufacturers of these supplies think of the diabetic community.
4 years ago  ::  Apr 24, 2011 - 3:45AM #2
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Have you tried the One Touch Ultra Mini? It's like a stick. And it fits in a case that's like bigger than a cell phone but almost the same I would say. It's smaller than my makeup bag for sure.
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