I have to say I love meters you can download – it’s the only way I manage to record anything.. Back in the old days of “diabetic diary” I didn’t test much anyway, and would spend 15mins before my hospital check-up making up months worth of results (I gave myself perfect control with the odd hypo and high flyer to make it look more realistic..)
So I bought myself a new meter (any gadget to inspire me to test – it works for a bit!) and got the Contour USB which comes with Glucofacts – all seems well so far..
I used to love printing out the Compass piecharts and data to show the consultant – or even e-mail them in advance.. the results pre-pump were still scarce and rubbish, but at least I was trying a bit.. roll on “the cat ate it” or “the printer wasn’t working/ran out of ink”
I can’t use the excuse that I didn’t have a pen and paper handy, (so didn’t test – what was the point if I had nothing to show for it – my old “old” excuse) but it’s one less thing to have to faff about with if the meter has a better memory than you do..