I've deleted my post from the other day about this meter, 'cos I've found the answer. So I have a new, re-phrased question! The Breeze 2 was handy in that the test strips were supplied in blister packs, 10 to a pack (in the form of a disc that you loaded into the machine). This means that for an "occasional" user such as myself (by which I mean I only test if I feel the need or wish to monitor for a short period), I don't open a vial or load a cassette with 50 tests in/on it, and which will go out of date within a few weeks if opened or loaded into the machine. For example I have an accucheck mobile which I bought to keep in a packpack/saddlebag etc but which to my horror I found decided to refuse to work 90 days after the cassette was loaded, even though this was well before the expiry date on the casette's packaging! (Accucheck did send me a nice email explaining why). So - what I'm looking for is a meter whereby the "consumables" work in a similar way to the Breeze 2, otherwise it's going to get a tad expensive (either for me or the NHS) on consumables simply to keep a "loaded" meter on hand in case of need. Any ideas? - thanks, Richard (Type 2, fairly well managed so far).