I had issues with the logbook and writing things down. Things went great the first two or three weeks but after that we started to slip. We would remember the meter and insulin but sometimes forgot the logbook and trying to come home and find the number to enter in was a pain.
We solved that by getting my son the One Touch Ultra Smart Meter.
When he takes his blood sugars it will record the level and then he can also record the amount of insulin he took. It will allow for medicines taken, exercise, food intake etc. A great machine.
You would have to purchase the download cord to attach to the computer (it ran about $20.00) but was great.
Really easy to set up. Great charts and graphs.
Now I just plug my meter up to the computer (the meter will say PC) and launch the One Touch software. It will download the data on the meter.
What I really like about the software is that you can easily manually add things to the program on the computer. If you use another meter you can add the insulin and glucose levels. There is also a way to fax and email your endo the info.
Read the manual for some basic set ups and your good to go,