I have elderly pt (70's) that I have been working on diabetes education with. He is really sweet, wants to be compliant and tries very hard, but is very forgetful. He rarely remembers to take his insulin (70/30 30units bid) and when he does he may take 2 or 8 or 20 units. Has cataracts and poor vision, had him draw up 30 units and he had a lot of difficulty and only drew up 21 units, so I prefilled a week's worth of insulin syringes, last week he only used 3 of them, this week only 1. He has gotten better about checking his cbg and cutting down on sweets, ranges have went from 30's-600+ to 50's-300's, over the past month. I have tried several different kinds of charts and signs with spots for am and pm cbg, when insulin given, and when meds taken, taped them to his fridge, but between his eyesight and forgetfulness they don't do much good. His wife isn't in great shape and isn't much help w/ reminding him to take insulin. He is very receptive to education and really wants to get is sugar under control, as his kidneys are already showing damage. I just don't know what else to do to get him to remember how/ why/ when to take the insulin. He is also forgetful w/ taking his po meds but has improved w/ using the chart and BP has been better controlled, at least until today when he forgot his meds again and BP was 210/88. Any ideas on charts, signs, different types of glucometers, etc that I can use to help him remember to check cbg before meals, take insulin as ordered, and take meds? Thanks a bunch!!