Another feature that I forgot to mention, and is one that I feel is necessary, is that the Meter Remote "Glucose Analysis:
‘Graph by time of day’ and ‘Average by time of Day’ need to represent the actual time of day and not time slots. For instance, if I want to analyse the BG data by the time of day, it is not possible to do it, since it uses either “preset” or “personal” times and calculates these as either before or after meals, rather than the actual time of day. This is a huge oversight, and I can only imagine it is left over from a previous method of controlling diabetes that advised a rigid and predetermined meal schedule for each and every day. Is this not what pumping is supposed to allow for, more freedom in terms of meal times? In practice, this makes calculating basal information using the meter remote very difficult, especially when your schedule varies. One cannot accuratley compare BG info with the basal rates on the pump, since the time slots are not interchangable, as the remote uses times of day in a broad categorical sense, whereas the pump uses the precise time of day.
In summary, there needs to be actual times of day recorded in the graphing and averaging on the Meter Remote.
The way the meter calculates averages based upon set meal times and not actual times of day creates a prohibitive system that prevents the flexibility that the user is promised by the insulin pump system, although this should be addressed, and hopefully changed. Also it only allows for one personal schedule, which is also prohibitive.
Further, the ability to program basal rates from the Remote should be included. And what does the category “other,” have to do with describing anything health related? A feel “hyper” would be more practical.
There are a few other idiosyncratic menu functions that in essence prohibit the user from maximizing the potential of this excellent pump, and these are some of them.