CoPilot® provides for easy database backup / restore to your system. From the Systems Settings page you can select your desired backup location. Database files are a .cpb file type. You can also archive data, but only to a XML document. Using Import under the Data Entry menu you can load archived XML data back to CoPilot®. We performed these task multiple times without issues.
Abbott's website is friendly to use, and they do provide good documentation of all their products. Their online users guide is much easier than scrolling through a PDF. My call to their Customer Support Center went smoothly and after a couple minutes I was greeted by a pleasant sounding woman who answered my question.
The CoPilot® Health Management System is a good program at retrieving data from your compatible meter and viewing that data through helpful charts and graphs. I think this will help diabetics to better understand not only thier body's blood sugar patterns but their testing pattern as well. Even though data entry for medications and general medical data is “institutional” in design and lacks refinement, it will do the job if your careful.
As a health management systems? NO, In my opinion the program needs to be more intuitive, faster and reliable when meal logging. There should also be an online database to speed up meal data entry. The lock ups were annoying but avoidable if you use a mouse.
Although we were not able to send data to a Health Care Provider, I think it would do that very well. If your HCP uses this software, and your doctor ask you to join their program, I can not see why you should not participate as long as food data is not required.
I found the data viewing helpful for my own diabetes management and for a free program there is no reason why someone should not find the CoPilot® Health Management Software beneficial for their diabetes management.
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Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows® Vista (32 and 64 bit).
The CoPilot System does not run on Apple computers.
Monitor with 1024x768 or higher resolution.
RS-232 Serial port, or USB port Data cable, required for uploading data from compatible meters. Additional information is available for data cables.
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