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FreeStyle Lite Glucose Meter – Review

Diabetes advocate and lifestyle coach Ginger Vieira reviews the FreeStyle Lite glucose meter — one of the smallest and handiest on the market.
REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -
PROs:

can apply more blood after original insert
includes a light at strip port for easy testing in the dark
small and simple

CONs:

doesn’t offer any in-depth information when compared to newer/fancy meters

Tell us what you think.
 
RELATED COMMUNITY LINKS:

http://www.diabetesmine.com/tag/freestyle-lite

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/health/home-medical-supplies/blood-glucose-meters/blood-glucose-meter-ratings/models/overview/freestyle-lite-99019771.htm
http://www.diabeticnerd.com/meters/freestyle-freedom-lite-review.php…

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AADE Diabetes Goal Tracker App – Review

Diabetes advocate and lifestyle coach Ginger Vieira reviews the Goal Tracker app from the American Association of Diabetes Educators — and finds it rather disappointing.
REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -
PROs:

very in-depth, gives a lot of detail into goal tracking
helpful reminder section for medication

CONs:

can be very tedious to get through
requires a lot of set up
asks for too much background information

Tell us what you think.
 
RELATED COMMUNITY LINKS:

http://diabeteshealth.com/read/2013/08/23/7968/aade-introduces-free-mobile-app-for-people-with-diabetes-/
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/13927-new-iphone-apps-worth-downloading-aade-diabetes-goal-tracker-flirt-planet-meet-war-in-space…

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ShugaTrak Diabetes App – Review

D-Mom Stacey Simms reviews ShugaTrak, a mobile app that sends glucose meter readings to designated people through text or email — a great anxiety reducer for D-parents while their kids are away!
REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -
PROs:

offers helpful reminders throughout the day
great to keep parents/caregivers in the loop on BG levels

CONs:

may encourage “helicopter parenting,” i.e. too much hovering over a child’s readings

Let us know what you think.
 
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