Hi Ruth... I find with being Type1 and having to test at least before every meal and at bedtime, I'm pretty much doing the mental check (if I need to test) every couple of hours. And I still get caught with hypos!
For the couple of years they thought I was Type2 - when I had to test a lot less often - I used to schedule it as an appointment in my day. Every morning was routine to check it when I awoke, and because I've always kept a logbook, I would make an appointment with myself (mentally or in my daytimer at work) to do an additional test or two at one of the meals in my day. It was also the last thing I did at night.
Before it broke and I never replaced it, I did use a watch with an alarm for a short period. Maybe that'd work better than the kitchen timer? Or, they sell really small timers in some places...maybe small enough to wear?
Sorry I'm not much help. I'll be back if I think of some more ideas
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus