one of my favourite blogs, Shoot Up or Put Up (i have no idea how to link that), does reviews of meters (as i discovered today!).
please, please read this. the comments on it had me cracking up. i personally use a Freestyle Lite, which has a pretty good review on there ("But I’ve left the best for last – this is the first meter I’ve tested that actually passes the 4am hypo test because – wait for it – it has an internal LED that lights up the test strip! Halle-bloody-luiah! This simple addition allows you actually see where your blood is on your finger, instead of having to randomly stab the test strip around in the pitch dark").
i know i still owe a big post re: appointment with pump nurse. i'm just avoiding it, being as i found the whole thing pretty traumatic. ha.