I have been given these products as a gift to review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by the company providing the items.
I’d be lying if I said I couldn’t wait to try the following items from Sugar Medical. If you have a chronic illness like me, especially those of you with diabetes, you end up carrying a lot of stuff.
Here is my original “system”- a make-up bag from Target. Sure the bag was cute but it was bulky and wasn’t easy to carry around on its own. I usually had to shove it into my gym bag and it was cumbersome to fit into my everyday backpack.
This bag holds my glucose meter, test strips, lancet device, an extra infusion set, insulin cartridge, syringes, bottle of insulin, bandages, fruit snacks, my inhaler (which might be expired..), and tissues.
I let the wonderful folks at Sugar Medical know what I typically carried and how I was currently organizing my supplies. They suggested I try an insulated sling bag and a universal supply case.
First thoughts- color! Most standard meter cases come in black which is great if you don’t love color like I do! And a bright colored bag is definitely easier to locate in the abyss (also known as my backpack).
Setting up my new case was a breeze- it has a little Velcro strip (that is quite strong!) to apply to your meter so you can attach it to the case.
The loops are perfect to hold my strips, lancet device, and the tissues I use to wipe my finger on after testing. I still have an extra loop in the middle which would have been perfect for when I was on Victoza injections too.
The case holds everything in place so testing on the go is easy- I can test while driving (not recommended) and at the gym without having supplies falling out of my lap.
The zippered mesh compartment on the inside holds my insulin vial, extra lancets in case I get the urge to change mine (like next year).
Once you zip up the case, you’ll find a large pocket on the front with a Velcro closure. I use this pocket to store my fruit snacks (low supplies).
And the sling bag? Equally perfect! I keep my backup pump supplies in it, along with a small bottle of juice. When I’m going from my day backpack to the gym, I simply pull out my meter case and slide it into my sling bag. The bag is roomy enough for my wallet, gym gloves, and headphones too. When the weather warms up, I’m excited to put a cold pack in, since it’s insulated, and take my bag everywhere.
The case has made having what I need easy to find and portable. If I’m running to a meeting, I can grab my meter case and know that I have testing and low supplies with me. I can also zip my phone inside and use it for errands when I don’t need backup pump supplies. It has given me a bit more freedom in my life with diabetes.
If you’d like to purchase your own Sugar Medical case, please use my coupon code “ATJAX15” to save 15% on one order (expires 4/14/2018 so get your order in soon!). They have plenty of other styles and colors to choose from as well. And if you’d like to read another review about Sugar Medical’s products, head on over to my friend Rick’s site, RADiabetes!