Thursday, August 28, 2008

Long Overdue - Wavesense Keynote

Awhile ago, I was contacted by the folks at Agamatrix, asking if I would be willing to use and then review their Wavesense Keynote meter - pictured above. I agreed, they sent me a bunch of cool stuff, and I used said stuff, and now - finally - I'm writing a review.

So, I figured I'd break this down in bullets:

* Sample size
* Time for test
* Backlight
* User friendliness
* Memory capabilities
* Software

Sample size - The Keynote takes an eeny, teeny, weeny sample of blood. Seriously. I still use my fingers - to get the most accurate results I can - but it takes a very small blood droplet to get the Keynote working. Grade: A

Time for Test - Though the advertisements and the box say that the Keynote takes 3 seconds (results in 1... 2... 3...), it really is more like five seconds. There is a tiny lag between when the blood gets in the strip and when the offical countdown by the meter begins. I've timed it - it's five seconds in total (still among the fastest meters out there). Grade: B+

Backlight - I love any meter that has a backlight. On top of being helpful, it makes a good flashlight! With the Keynote, I wish the backlight stayed on througout the test. It's good that it turns on at the start, but it needs to be relit by the time you've got the blood drawn and ready to go. Also - I truly wish that there was some kind of light that lights the strip - because getting the blood into the strip in the dark can bet a total pain in the butt. Grade: B+

User friendliness - This machine is very user friendly. Programming time and date are a snap - coding is easy - and testing is completely self-explanatory. Grade: A

Memory capabilities - Stores enough bloodsugars in an easily accessible way - very useful without being overwhelming. Grade: B+

Software - I liked the software for this meter. Called "Zero-Click," I found it helpful in terms of how easy it was to use - and I thought it provided a few helpful reports. Overall, it's nothing over-the-top in terms of this type of software - and I really wish I could find something similar in terms of it's ease of use that would accomodate my pump data. Of course, that doesn't mean I'd log any more faithfully than I do now... (See earlier post at Blogabetes). All-in-all, it's an easy to use software package that allows for easy spotting of trends in bloodsugar. Grade: B

So, the Wavesense Keynote gets an overall grade of B+ from me.

Monday, August 25, 2008

To Log or Not to Log...

That is the question...

And the topic of my blog post today at dlife. Check it out, if you like.

This is also a plug for my employer... Have I mentioned I work for one of the greatest theaters on earth? Yeah, I do... Trinity Rep in Providence... And we've got a fancy new website - with all sorts of talk-back opportunities. That photo up there? That's Stephen Thorne, one of our Resident Acting Company Members, as Hamlet... If you're ever in Providence - I guarantee we are well worth the cost of admission. Which is totally reasonable. Have I mentioned how awesome we are??

Friday, August 22, 2008

Very interesting...

No - not a post about Communism.

A post about the ties that bind diabetics - even when they're strangers...

At blogabetes: Here!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Oh My God - Addicted to The Office

For my recent birthday, Bob bought me The Office Seasons One and Two. I just bought myself Season Three and Direct TV has episodes of Season Four for 99 cents. Needless to say, it's been The Office-festival in my house for the past few days. I am addicted.

Jim Halpert is my boyfriend.

I love a clever guy.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

We make s**t happen!!!

So a big thank you and my arms out for big hugs for all of my D-O-C comrades...

The voting closed at tonight - with Shells Bells ahead by 17 votes. They won't make an official announcment right away - but it appears she won!!!!

And I'm grateful to all of you who voted - or who posted for me or who put up with my nagging and still voted...

Thanks so much!!! Hugs, kisses, and night nights...

See you tomorrow! Or today (sort of)....

OK - less than 2 hours to go!!!

So, if you haven't voted yet - please, please do! - vote Shells Bells

And if you have voted - thank you! Thank you!


Please Keep Voting!

If you haven't already - please head on over here: and vote for Shells Bells...

:) Please.

Thank you.

This Is It!!!!

So, you all know my friend Shelley (Shells Bells) is trying to become the December Calendar Pinup at Kitten Koffin Zombies.

Well - voting ends tonight at midnight and we need your help to push her up and over the top.

So - please - if you haven't voted - head on over there now and do it! Here's the link: Kitten Koffin Zombies Contest...

And if it's been twenty four hours - please vote again... :)

I will be forever, and ever, and ever grateful!!!

xo - The Curious One

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Promise....

No more of this after Friday!

But right now, my friend Shelley needs your help... So, please (pretty please with sugar (or ah, Splenda!) on top - head on over and cast a vote. If it's been twenty four hours - vote again! Please :)

And watch for a regular type post tomorrow...

OK - please vote! Here: Kitten Koffin Zombies Contest!

Forward to your friends! Forward to your family! Forward to anyone who appreciates a cute pin up girl!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ladies and Gentleman of the D-O-C...

Wouldn't it be great if this pretty - really nice - girl won a contest she was trying to win?

I think so.

If you haven't already - and you wouldn't mind doing so - please head on over here:

And vote for my friend Shells Bells.

She's truly a doll of a person - and it would be super duper sweet if she won!!! :)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Vote Again....

It is my mission as a loyal citizen of Boston to get Shelley in the calendar for December... So, please if you haven't voted for my friend Shells Bells yet today - go ahead and do it. I will be FOREVER grateful... :)

It takes two seconds to register - then vote for Shells Bells...

Thanks again!!!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Calling the D-OC....

Hey All -

If you wouldn't mind... Please take a second and head over to - and vote for our friend Shelley. She's not only a beautiful girl who clearly deserves to be Miss December - she's also a total doll.

Vote today! It takes two seconds to register - then vote for Shells Bells...