Having Diabetes is no fun, but my LifeScan One Touch Ultra Mini Glucose Meter is small enough to tuck into my purse, so that my testing supplies are always near when I need them. The meter gives a very quick, accurate reading within 5 seconds, and the test strips used with it only require a small sample of blood. It is simple to code, and easy to read the results. It also comes with its own lancing device and lancets, or you can use any lancet device you prefer.
For me, the small, colorful meter (mine is called Pink Glow) feels less medical and boring than the old standard meters. It also comes in other happy colors, such as Limelight, Jet Black, and Silver Moon. How cool is that?
The price is very reasonable, compared to larger meters (which are sometimes $70.00 to $80.00). There's just something about this neat little machine that makes you feel good, and as a diabetic, I welcome that every chance I get! I can't wait to get Limelight next!