Rite in the Rain products from the discount inter-web location www.dvor.com and one was this 4x6 notepad kit that came with a notepad, cover, and pen. I am probably the biggest fan of Rite in the Rain products and lost my last pen on my abominable snow journey from Oklahoma to Texas last Christmas day. So I have been looking to replace it for a while with the exact same model, but they cost like 20 bucks. Then if I purchased one of the "kits" the pen was almost thrown in for free. Also I have been wanting to try out these fancy covers they have so this was a win (new pen), win (cover), and win (on sale) situation for me.
FreeStyle Insulinx meter and was thinking that it might be thin enough to also fit in the cover case. Sure enough it fit and I was on my way to figuring out if everything else would work with it.
Now the reason this is more than exciting to me is that I have been trying to find a way to go to places and not have to cary my gigantic diabetes man purse that looks like a makeup bag or a "that time of the month" bag and to do that I just put a meter, finger pricker, and test strips in my pocket but that is not practical or comfortable. This is for situations where I am going to be out and about for like three hours or so and might be around snacks and finger foods and don't feel comfortable with just my CGM on. Now I have what looks to be a Texas Instrument graphing calculator pouch in my back pocket when doing these type of events and also can keep everything posted in my notebook that I keep record of so much stuff for absolutely no reason at all. People ask me why I write down stuff in my notepad and I do it just to do it. I rarely ever go back and review it. Most of it is food I eat and when I eat it. I think having a food log helps me eat better and also is the easiest way to remember things I do on a certain day. We can always put the past together if we know what we ate.