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  1. MG
    MG March 9, 2011 at 7:21 am | | Reply

    We have been using (and highly recommend) the Diabetes Diary app to manage our toddlers T1 data. Very simple yet comprehensive! The developer of the app has T1 and is also very helpful and responsive.

  2. Jamie Na
    Jamie Na March 9, 2011 at 9:06 am | | Reply

    I’m going to be downloading that tonight! Thanks for the heads up on that one.

    I’ve been using Track3, another pay app. It’s on the pricier side for an app ($6) but it doesn’t break the bank either. It is a little limited, especially for a pump user, but it allows enough customization with some creativity thrown it, it is quite useable. For example, I add “high” and “low” as medications, so I can log and later pinpoint when I have a high/low to compare.

    I had the same delete issue – which I discovered how to do by accident. I think it is a “feature” for many apps. This one also has a decent database for food and restaurants, which can also be customized and added to your daily log. It also has a section for exercise which I haven’t tried yet. Finally it will also let you email data, which comes as a text xt delimited file – also useable, but I think it would be nice to have a choice of formats for export.

    All in all, Track3 is pretty decent, but I’m looking forward to trying out both the frog app (I like the cute factor) and the diabetes diary mentioned by MG. Thanks :)

  3. Lorraine
    Lorraine March 9, 2011 at 9:26 am | | Reply

    This looks interesting. I agree about the fun element – keeps us interested. I’ve always been a fan of the WaveSense app, and this looks like it has similar elements. I will be so excited when there is an app I can just download Caleb’s pump to.

  4. wamk
    wamk March 9, 2011 at 10:01 am | | Reply

    I still think the WaveSense app is the best (prettiest, easy to use, and free!).

  5. Anke Tröder
    Anke Tröder March 9, 2011 at 10:23 am | | Reply

    I have been using the new iBGStar app for for a couple of weeks now and am pretty happy with it as you can create *as many* user defined data as you wish (food, sports, medication, any other notes).

    That is what I found missing in most apps.

    I also love the big friendly display: very easy input. Line chart for 3,7, 30 or 90 days. Your “score cards” change color when you are outside your defined range. Nice visual reminder.

    Export data as .csv file or directly in email from ipod/iphone. A few bugs here with the way commas are interpreted when you have notes with more than one item (e.g. “apple, coffee”). This messes up the export.

    A few minor display details in the log book need to be worked out with next update, but nice enough beginnings.

    Just hope the matching meter to attach to the iphone will be out soon, looks like a few more weeks at least in Germany. The next diabetes fair is on March 25 and Sanofi will only show the meter and hand out vouchers so you can register for one.

  6. Auntly H
    Auntly H March 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm | | Reply

    Allison, you might want to download Open Office (free! software) which has word processing and spreadsheet components (as well as a few others I’m forgetting) and they seem to be compatible with Microsoft Office files.

  7. stephen
    stephen March 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm | | Reply

    I’ve tried a number of these apps and have decided that I prefer my paper-based log since it’s quicker….but when I can use my phone as my meter I’ll definitely be there!

  8. Jane K.
    Jane K. March 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm | | Reply

    I wrote BGs down in a log book for YEARS. I was really good about (frighteningly good, in fact), and then I got pregnant. I also started going to an endo whose clinic downloads meters. So I switched from having about three or four meters to using just one meter and not writing anything down. Now, two kids and many years later, I don’t think I could go back to writing BGs down (although it is a VERY useful tool). I also will always go to a provider who has downloading capabilities. I spend enough time on computers, I’ll let them deal with that part of it! Of course, that might change too, one day, so stay tuned :) .

  9. sas
    sas March 11, 2011 at 7:19 am | | Reply

    my partner uses glucose buddy. he recently got the iphone and used a different app for his droid phone. he logs all of his bgs but not the meds and food intake. for him, he’s made logging the numbers part of his checking routine. he grabs his phone and meter at the same time, so after he has a number, he enters it and gets on with taking a shot or exercise or whatever he was going to do. it’s become so routine for him and he loves looking at the graphs, etc that he never forgets to log anymore.

  10. Marianne
    Marianne April 11, 2011 at 6:28 am | | Reply

    I use the Diabetes Pilot app – mainly because I got sick of looking at and trying different apps and this one did most of what I wanted – including being able to export it to its companion software so that you can print out log books for doctor’s visits plus a few other things. I’ve been quite happy with it but only use the BG component. I’d love to be able to record things like my a1c levels and other information of interest to me.

  11. Dana
    Dana June 8, 2011 at 8:51 am | | Reply

    I was just diagnosed this week and have been exploring the various apps. Being an efficiency nut, I’m looking for an iPhone app that will upload the data (reading and time of day) directly from the glucose meter.

    Has anyone found a meter/app combo that does this? Perhaps I’ve found my next vocation. . . to develop this.

  12. Dana
    Dana June 8, 2011 at 10:19 am | | Reply

    In doing my own sleuthing. . . Looks like this one is on it’s way. I just sent the company a note asking for an ETA and way of getting on a list to be notified when it’s available. I’ll keep you posted.
    http://ibgstar.com:80/web/ibgstar/training_tutorials/training_tutorials

  13. AmyT
    AmyT June 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm | | Reply

    @Dana – See our coverage of the iBGStar announcement:
    http://www.diabetesmine.com/2010/09/newsflash-sanofi-aventis-launches-ibgstar-plug-in-glucose-meter-for-the-iphone.html

    There are MANY other promising products on the horizon too, many of which we’ve covered here at the ‘Mine. Please see also, the 2009 winner of the DiabetesMine Design Challenge:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg-yqfknE08

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