Disclosure: This post is sponsored by mySugr. mySugr provided us with a mySugr Bundle and three-month membership. Please read my disclosure statement. All opinions are my own.
mySugr is a subscription service for unlimited blood glucose testing supplies and includes a smartphone app, automatic blood sugar logging, and coaching from a certified diabetes educator (CDE).
mySugr asked if we would like to give their service a try. I’m always on the lookout for different ways to manage diabetes and new tools of the trade. We received the mySugr Bundle pictured here, which includes an Accu-Chek Guide meter, test strips, and a FastClix lancing device. I had to laugh when I noticed that there were more test strips than lancets… I guess they realize that people don’t change their lancet every time they test. (Though I wish Q still did!)
It is weird using a different meter and lancing device after all of these years, but the unique design of the test strip canister is awesome. You can literally hold it upside down, and the test strips won’t fall out. Q said that the last few strips of each canister are a little difficult to remove. But one day recently we were using her old meter and, I kid you not when she opened the vial, test strips shot out in every direction across the kitchen counter.
We set up the meter to communicate with the mySugr app on my phone. Her blood sugars would transmit via Bluetooth from the meter to my phone. Kind of nice to be able to see if and when my teen with diabetes was testing. It helped to eliminate some of the “Did you check your blood sugar?!” shouts across the house.
We have not been using the service long enough to take advantage of the automatic test strip refill ordering or the coaching from a certified diabetes educator (CDE).
One of the things that makes the mySugr Bundle subscription program really innovative is the pricing structure: you pay one price no matter how many test strips you use. Need to check your blood sugar 10 to 15 times a day? No problem. For some people, the price of test strips under their insurance plan (or lack of insurance plan) prohibits them from testing their blood sugar as often as they might like.
From mySugr: “mySugr’s motto is ‘Make diabetes suck less,’ and the mySugr Bundle is one great example – it changes the way diabetes management is done. You get stress-free strip delivery with automatic re-ordering, exclusive access to personalized diabetes coaching, freedom from hassling with prescriptions/insurance, and upgraded access to the award-winning mySugr app that automatically logs your blood sugars. Thanks to automatic synchronization, we know when you need strips and automatically send more. You don’t need to call or place an order, your strips just show up when you need more, and you can finally check blood sugars as often as you like without fear of running out.”
Q was given a t-shirt with the mySugr motto “make diabetes suck less.” She wore it while camping and it was a conversation starter. A girl came up to her and said, “I like your shirt.” Followed by, “My dad has diabetes.” Q met the dad, and it turns out they use the same insulin pump. Always fun to have a “diabetes in the wild” experience.
Have you tried the mySugr service yet? If so, what do you think? Do you feel like you need to jump through hoops every time you need your test strip prescription filled?
You can learn more about the service on the mySugr website.
I have two mySugr Bundles (for new users) and three mySugr Pro vouchers (for existing users) to give away to readers of D-Mom Blog. Just fill out the quick entry form below and then answer the question “What do you think would make diabetes suck less?”
Giveaway 1 (For New mySugr Bundle Users)
Enter to win one of two 6-month mySugr Bundle subscriptions ($916 value).
(Valid in the United States to new mySugr Bundle users only. Existing mySugr Bundle users are not eligible for “Giveaway 1,” but may enter the “Giveaway 2” below.)
Giveaway 1 Rules: Use this entry form to win one of two mySugr bundles. Open to readers with U.S. shipping addresses only. Read the official giveaway rules. Entry deadline August 23, 2018. Existing mySugr Bundle subscribers are not eligible to participate in “Giveaway 1.” Readers who are insured by any government health care program, including but not limited to Medicare or Medicaid, are not eligible to participate in this giveaway. Please note: to be entered, you must leave a comment answering the question “What do you think would make diabetes suck less?”
Giveaway 2 (For Existing mySugr Bundle Users)
Enter to win one of three 1-year mySugr Pro voucher codes for upgrades and enhancements to the free mySugr app ($83.97 value) (valid in all countries where the mySugr App is available).
Giveaway 2 Rules: Use this entry form to win one of three 1-year mySugr Pro voucher codes. Open to readers everywhere. Read the official giveaway rules. Entry deadline August 23, 2018. Existing mySugr Bundle subscribers are eligible to participate in “Giveaway 2.”
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by mySugr. mySugr provided us with a three-month membership. Please read my disclosure statement. All opinions are my own.