As a type 2 diabetic that was recently switched to insulin to control her blood sugars, I've needed to add some new items to my backpack-style purse when I leave the house.
My New Highly Visible Glucometer Case
Being on insulin means checking my blood sugar more frequently, up to 7 times a day. Plus there are times when I don't "feel right" and need to check and see if my blood sugar is too high or too low.
Unfortunately, many stock cases that come with meters are black, which also happens to be the same color as the lining of my Seatbelt bag backpack. Inevitably I have to take half the contents of my backpack out to find my glucometer, which doesn't really work for me.
The unique feature of this case is that it can accommodate 99% of the glucometers on the market today. (I use the Bayer Contour USB meter.) And its bright colors make it easy to find in my backpack.
My New Color-Coordinated Insulin Cases
This is a DiaSecure insulin case. I purchased two of these, one in green for my Levemir long acting insulin and one in orange for my Novolog short acting insulin.
At this end are 2 tubes that hold 6 pen needles each. I use one tube for new needles and one to hold used needles. Brain fog strategy: Hanging on to my used needles each day helps me remember how many Novolog shots I have given myself!
At the other end is a pill case, where I keep my metformin, other medications and supplements that I take with meals.