September 10, 2007

Twice the trouble.

Why is it harder for two?

We are one of the lucky families to have multiple type 1 kids. So why is it that so few of the stuff manufacturers consider that possibility? All meter cases are black and all downloadable meters look the same, OK the one touch mini comes in colors but guess what?

Right - They only come in black cases. A little too much Henry Ford guys lighten up or hue-en up or what ever the word for more color up is.

(Psst! Hello guys? Any of you have a pre-teen girl at home? Do the words Pink and Purple mean anything to you?)

Lancing devices come in any color you want as long as it the only color they come in. Try keeping track of whose pokey is whose.

I get emails telling reminding me it is time to reorder, except they don’t say which kid it is for, as if a reminder our diabetes supplies are due is enough to make it clear who’s supplies are due. The supplier’s online store can’t grasp the idea that I get supplies for TWO customers in one account. Nope I gotta have two accounts each with a different email to use the online store. Guess what?

I don’t use the online store.

Most business have affinity processes where by clients who bring more business to a relationship are rewarded for it. Not the diabetes industry. They make it harder, annoyingly harder, to bring more business to the relationship.

All this on top of twice as many strips floating around the house, under the couch, in the dryer, floating in the dog’s water…

c'est la vie

I wonder how those families with more than two get by.