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article imageDiabetic Meters Go High Tech but Can They Play 'Cry'

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By Carol Forsloff     Mar 3, 2009 in Health
Diabetics have a hard enough time fooling around with meters. But if they could have a cool gadget that looks high tech that everyone seems to have these days, why not? It sure beats looking down in the dumps with needles and pins.
As a diabetic I know the feel of needle pricks on finger tips. After that I curl up inside waiting for the ouch to go away so I can type or peel potatoes. I look longingly at a guitar standing lonely in a corner, because the strings just hurt fingers hurt already.
So anything that looks jazzy and that can make others not have to say “I feel your pain” when they don't, I like. I think my diabetic friends will like it too, after all they are growing in number.
Diabetes, as we have heard incessantly on television for years, is an epidemic, so I guess it behooves my reading audience to sit up and pay attention to these great gadgets that can be hauled out of the purse for appreciative glances and jealous looks.
This high tech honey is called the x-meter (sort of like X-men, you think?). It looks sharp from the picture, and this is how it is described. After giving all the functional details, which those of you without diabetes don't need, here's the skinny on the tech part: According to Michael Laico, VP of Operations for Home Delivery Medical,
“It is easy to see why people like this product. It is innovative, functional, and most people think it is an MP3 player.” Each X-METER Kit consists of the Meter, 60 Test Strips, Logbook, Control Solution, Lancing Device, 10 Lancets, and a carrying case. Folks who are Medicare eligible will be able to snag the X-METER for free. “
I will be tracking the sales of this gadget. My birthday is coming up soon, so free looks like something friends can afford. I wonder if they make the gadget with dual use, for it to play, “Don't Cry for Me Argentina” or "Cry" just as I finish the test.
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