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  1. Joe
    Joe September 18, 2013 at 5:40 am | | Reply

    First off it is amazing to me that many type 2′s are diagnosed with high numbers like the author, because when I was diagnosed as a T2 my glucose was only at 170.

    But I digress.
    The problem with interoperability between devices in my opinion is that manufacturers don’t want to share. Everything is proprietary and it is my belief that diabetes tech seems be at least a decade behind.
    I am pessimistic, I don’t see the companies ever cooperating.

  2. Julie
    Julie September 18, 2013 at 6:32 am | | Reply

    I’m totally with you Kyle! (and just posted similar sentiments on my blog yesterday). In regards to “companies never cooperating”, I think it will really only take one or two. Then, the rest will have to follow suit or risk losing customers :) The diabetes community has been pushing for better, more integrated technology…and with the current “quantified self” trends in the non-PWD community, I’m sure it will happen soon and can’t wait to be a part of it!

  3. Kyle McClain
    Kyle McClain September 18, 2013 at 9:02 am | | Reply

    Joe,

    I understand your pessimism but I thin there are ways to coerce the device manufacturers towards a data and communications standard. For example we could establish a governing body that they would need to seek certification from.

    Julie,

    I agree! I can’t wait to see the impact of the change.

  4. Ray Clark
    Ray Clark January 26, 2014 at 3:44 am | | Reply

    I’m a newly diagnosed diabetic. I have a history of heart trouble and have been tracking daily blood pressure, pulse, weight, exercise and now fasting blood sugar level on a daily basis. I’ve used Excel to record and analyze data and have been successful in keeping everything in control throuogh diet, medication and exercise.

    I’ve shared this tracking technique with the nurse at our wellness center and she is tracking the same with several other wellness regulars and then sharing the results with the participants.

    I’m anxiously awaiting your app. I hope you will consider some of the other variables like blood pressure, pulse, weight, calorie intake, etc because they all contribute to controlling blood sugar levels.

    Thanks for taking action on a new way for self help in controlling health problems.

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