First up, the RANT: I've been
1. movie theatres
3. middle-of-the-night blood sugar checks
4. anywhere that has dim lighting. Like a restaurant
5. driving in the dark
6. walking/running in the dark
.... you can add to this list, it's not that hard.
What I've come to learn is that I seem to spend a lot of time in dark places. Do you see where I'm going with this? Since I went on the pump I got sent this F*#!ing Contour blah ugly bitch because it links with my pump. I have asked about other meters that link with my pump and I got a flat-out "this is the only one". So I am somewhat forced to use this ugly beast day in and day out. Yeah I could use another meter but the only numbers the pump will record (for data uploading purposes) are the ones I enter in the bolus wizard. I was told the freestyle is one of the few meters that has a back light or any light at all.
My concern (that's a nice word for complaint) is that why, WHY can't they just give these stupid things a back light? Is it too much to ask? every damn electronic gadget on the face of this planet has a back light. Remember WAAY back when the Timex Indiglo watch was the newest and coolest invention? I remember. Have you seen an electronic device these days that doesn't come with a back light? I am constantly fumbling while checking my blood sugar using my phone's back light and trying to hold it all together. Add a 4am low to that mix and.. well.. you get my point.
So what's all this shiznat complaining about? A very good friend of mine brought me some of these seriously handy LED lights with adhesive backing. They are tiny and the first thing I thought of had me literally giggling uncontrollably at the thought.
HALL-E-LU-JAH ... HALL-E-LU-JAH!!!!!!!
For the record, I had to google search how to spell that.