I love the fact that the UltraLink, that Minimed just sent me a month or so ago, talks to my pump. I didn’t use the B-D that came with my Paradigm, since the strips are on precious few, if any, insurance formularies.
I had been using the One Touch UltraSmart, for the past year, and I loved it. Well, I still think even the best meters have the controls designed by the people who came up with those cheesy LCD games that McDonald’s used to give with Happy Meals. But, given that sort of landscape --one in which, compared to the iPhone, the best meters look so 1832- I liked the UltraSmart. Boy, I could go on and on. Time to blog, eh?
So, now I have the UltraLink, which was “free” with my purchase of a really expensive pump and CGM kit. I miss the on-device charts, and the better-than-most logging and memory display.
Okay, the best I had was the Freestyle Tracker that worked with the Handspring Visor PDA. Of course, they introduced the Tracker in the spring of 2002, about three months before the Handspring Visors were discontinued. Of course, within two years, insurance companies put certain glucose test strips on their formularies, ceasing payments for any other brands --often including the Freestyle strips.
Alas. Anyone else have an upgrade in one feature --notably pump communication- that meant yearning for every other feature that you loved about your old meter?