true2go: a cute fix.


Husband and I went to Asheville, NC this weekend (where he grew up.. well, he grew up in Weaverville, but nobody really knows Weaverville). It was a dual purpose trip: 1) To celebrate his Grandpa’s 90th birthday, and 2) To celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. We were able to spend some time enjoying each other’s company (thank you Mama P, for taking care of the WILD HOUNDS!) and we were also able to get in some quality time with family. Needless to say, it was super busy – but an amazing mini vacation.

Amongst our busy-ness, I forgot my meter in our hotel room. I haven’t done that in so long, but my excitement about the weekend got the best of me and I was a bit absentminded. I realized I had forgotten it after a nice brunch chock full of carbohydrates. I was wearing my Dexcom but the adhesive was seriously losing it’s stick, as it does.. and I didn’t want to take the chance of not having any sort of bg readings all day. So instead of wasting 30-45 minutes driving back to the hotel, we decided to take the easy way out so that we could spend more time with the birthday boy and the rest of our family.

Introducing: the True2Go Meter. It’s probably the cutest $10 I’ve ever spent on diabetes care. I think I’ve bought one of these in years past, probably after making this exact same mistake. But it’s never come in RED and had a little COOZIE on it! It came with 10 strips, and the actual meter just clicks on to the top of the strip cansiter. The pricker could make my fingertips bleed for like 10 minutes too, it’s a bit intimidating.


And the few times I had to use it, it seemed spot on (based on how I was feeling – accurate, right?.) I tested it tonight against my VerioIQ, and it checked out.


Full disclaimer: I’m not getting paid a dime to say that I like this meter. It’s definitely not something that I’d use on a daily basis, but I think it’s really awesome in a pinch – especially for the price, and the fact you can get them at major drugstores (CVS, Walgreens – at least). I’ll definitely be keeping the True2Go in my backup diabetes bag that lives in my purse.


About Carlyn

I am a friend, wife, daughter, sister, dog-mother and self-proclaimed 'blogger' who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1997 at the age of 10. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two (wild) hound dogs. We make the best of life by trying our hardest to take one day at a time, one unit at a time. You can contact me via e-mail at!

5 responses »

  1. I’ve done this a few times when I’ve forgotten my meter. Usually, one of the meters has on the store shelf has a mail-in rebate, so I end up getting it for nothing!

  2. I remember being on a trip and having a malfunctioning lancing device, so I went and bought a new one. Upon leaving the pharmacist, I realised I probably could of bought a meter including a lancing device for less coin! Whoops.

  3. Scott K – I know right! That little thing packs a punch.
    Scott E – Dang. I should have checked that out! Oh well, probably none of the rest of the meters came with a coozie 🙂
    Matt – Ya live ya learn, right? I’m not sure how long these little tiny (and inexpensive) meters have been out. The downside is that it only comes with 10 strips.. so you can only get like a day of testing out of them!

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