When talking about T1D I'm always in the market for the following:
Will it make my life easier?
Is it more comfortable?
Then the answer is - YES I want to try it!
For those who don't know, although I wear a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) , T1Ds still have to test their blood sugar with a finger stick. Using a CGM lowers this number, but I'm still testing 6-10 times per day. After coming across some reviews on the Genteel, and looking at my callused/scabbed finger tips I decided that this new gadget was something I needed to try!
Did it meet the above criteria? YES, and exceeded in many ways!
This gadget comes in a variety of colors and I decided on Playful Purple. Upon ordering, I was sent a welcoming email with a "How to" video which was most helpful!
The box arrives a few days later, and I discover that I can PERSONALIZE my Genteel..... ok hold up.... I can decorate my diabetes supplies with stars and unicorns??? HECK YES!
(Stars & Unicorns and of course "STEPH"! <3)
After putting my personal touch on it, in all seriousness this device is legitimately a game changer! In simplest terms, the design does not allow for the lancet to penetrate the nerve cells, and uses a vacuum technology to draw out the blood! Err go - no more sore fingers! I have been using this for about 2 weeks now and I have noticed a difference in my finger tips! Easy to use, pain-free, and the personalization makes it at least just a little fun! :)
For those curious - insurance does cover the genteel and they also supply a form for you to submit to your company if needed! There is also a 120 day satisfaction guarantee!
Go ahead and check it out!!! My Genteel
What are some of your favorite D-gadgets??
Yours in living the T1D-Life,