Apps for Diabetes

Gabby
By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-09-13 18:17:19 -0500
Started 2012-08-21 09:32:09 -0500

I am the first to admit I am not a techie person. I don't have a cell phone and while I work on the computer, I really only use a few programs and don't surf the net for fun.

I just share that to say that I know we have an app for Diabetic Connect that a lot of you use. Today I got an email about another app that you who use them may want to try. http://itunes.apple.com/app/id546679562 It is from Everyday Health.

If you give it a try, let us know how you like it and what it offers that is different from our app here.


9 replies

Diabetic Coach
Diabetic Coach 2012-09-13 18:17:19 -0500 Report

I'll definitely have to check this app out. Currently, I use Glooko on my iPhone. Not only can i automatically transfer my glucose results directly from my meter to my phone, but I can email or fax two weeks of blood sugar levels to my doctor. There's a great food/calorie tracker as well as a place for notes. It's easy and I liked it the best out of all the other apps I found.

http://www.glooko.com/

Tamara
http://diabeticcoach.net

RUSTY777
RUSTY777 2012-09-05 19:13:01 -0500 Report

GABBY, I TOO USE PCS RATHER THAN IPHONES ETC FOR I AM NOT ABLE TO SEE THEIR SCREENS. BUT I GO TO SITES ALL THE TIME, AND GET THE APPS. THIS ONE THAT YOU GAVE THE ADDY TO IS A REAL GOOD ONE AS WELL YET VERY DIFFERENT THAN DIABETIC CONNECT. IT HAS A LOT OF INFO FOR DIABETICS ABOUT WHAT NOT TO FALL FOR, SITES THAT ARE GOOD, AND MOSTLY INFO, WHERE THIS SITE OF OURS HAS GREAT PERSONAL EXPERIENCES. I SENT IT TO MY DESK TOP IN THAT I CAN HAVE THAT SITE AS WELL. THE MORE INFO I HAVE ABOUT THESE HEALTH ISSUES THE MORE INFORMED CHOICES I CAN HAVE TO MY BENEFIT. THANKS FOR LETTING US KNOW ABOUT THE APP. I'VE USED PC'S SINCE 1998 I THINK IT WAS, AND DO EVERYTHING VIA MY PCS. I DO HAVE THE KINDLES FOR I LOVE TO READ AND CAN MAKE THE PRINT LARGE ENOUGH TO READ. MY PC HAS TRULY OPENED UP MY WORLD SINCE I HAVE BEEN HOMEBOUND FOR SO LONG. GOOGLE HAS HUNDREDS OF APPS TO USE ON OUR PCS AS WELL. I DON'T THINK I HAVE COME TO ANYTHING THAT MY PC IS NOT ABLE TO DO EXCEPT TAKE LAB TESTS. IT DOES TAKE BRAIN TESTS! LOL AFTER CHEMO'S DESTROYED MY SHORT TERM MEMORY OF WHICH WAS FANTASTIC, I STARTED PLAYING PC GAMES AND RESTORED MY SHORT TERM MEMORY ALMOST TO WHAT IT WAS BEFORE. NO, I DO NOT SURF FOR THE SAKE OF FUN. I MUST HAVE A PURPOSE, YET HAVE FOUND THE INTERNET HAS ANYTHING AND EVERY RESOURCE ONE CAN THINK UP. I LOVE GRAPHICS, AND HAVE THOUSANDS FROM OVER THE YEARS. BACKING UP DATA ON A CD IS ESSENTIAL THOUGH, IN CASE THE PC CRASHES BEYOND REPAIR OR LIGHTENING TAKES IT OUT. THERE IS ALSO ETHERNET STORAGE AT A VERY RESONABLE PRICE. I USE ETHERNET FOR FREE ON MY KINDLE DOWNLOADS, AND IT IS INSTANT. I CARRY THE WORLD'S LIBRARY WITH ME AT ALL TIMES. I LOVE MY KINDLES, AND I LOVE MY PCS AS WELL. THEY ARE LIFE SAVERS! SO ENJOY WHAT EVER INTERESTS YOU HAVE, FOR THEY ARE ALL RIGHT AT OUR FINGER TIPS! HUGS TO YOU!

Tony5657
Tony5657 2012-09-04 14:39:03 -0500 Report

OK Gabby,

I come from the computer "main frame" world - huge computers, not user friendly, using unique technical programming/analysis languages (business & national defense avionics weapons control) much, much different from PCs. They are in two different worlds.

Here comes the embarrassing question - What's an app & how can I use one? Application program? Something to do with Apple computers? Does "app" represent "alien procuring processing" used by extra terrestrial aliens to capture our communications? LOL Is this something that we who have large desktop "PC" computers can use? Is this available only on a cell phone with the capability to download from the Internet? I don't know enough to ask an intelligent question. Maybe there are others who would also like to know this OR should I just be excommunicated from this group for being a DA (dumb A$$) ?. LOL (Hiding my head in shame, sticking it "where ever it fits") :o( Tony5657 in TX

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-09-05 10:19:00 -0500 Report

You have to use them on your smart phones and i-pads or tablets. As far as I can tell, they don't work on your general computer.

Tony5657
Tony5657 2012-09-05 13:44:50 -0500 Report

Thanks for your reply Gabby,
I don't have an i-pad or smart phone. But possibly my son does, he's always staring at the &%$# thing, wandering around bumping into things! LOL If a smart phone or a i-"whatever" had an air conditioner that would cool me off, I'd get one. Sorry, I've just come in out of the heat & high humidity and am brain dead … again & apologize for another worthless posting. :o( …Tony

RUSTY777
RUSTY777 2012-09-05 19:25:17 -0500 Report

TO MAKE FULL USE OF MY PC I HAVE ALL KINDS OF PROGRAMS, UPDATED DRIVERS, APPS GALORE TO HELP ME DUE TO MY LACK OF VISION, AND I HAVE TO HAVE LOTS OF MEMORY AND RAM, ETC AS I LOVE MY ART WORK, RUN A LI'L MINISTRY ON LINE, AND I LOVE TECHNOLOGY, YET NO SMART PHONE, IPAD, OR TABLET. THIS PC CAN DO MORE FOR ME THAN ANY OF THOSE LI'L ITEMS CAN. I CREATE, DESIGN, DO GRAPHICS, MAKE CARDS, HAVE 4 IN ONE CANNON HOOKED UP WIRELESS, HAVE MY SONY LAPTOP HOOKED UP TO THE 60" TV SO I CAN SEE ALL FROM THE LUXERY OF MY LIFT CHAIR, EDUCATION IS JUST ENDLESS ON THE INTERNET. HOPE THIS CAN HELP TO ANSWER SOME OF THE QUESTIONS. :D

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-09-04 18:07:02 -0500 Report

Tony, the ONLY dumb question is an sincere question which is NOT ASKED.

Tony5657
Tony5657 2012-09-05 13:51:09 -0500 Report

Hey James,
Thanks for trying to boost my ego, but I asked a dumb question, sincerely. Maybe there's still hope for me?? LOL My wife & son say NO.

Hollywood 2
Hollywood 2 2012-08-21 23:04:31 -0500 Report

Hey Gabby,
My wife has corporated with a IT co. They build apps and they build mobile apps. They have not processed a app for this particular co. Yet but in progress. But they do over see their facebook and they give lots of education on there and put lots if great recipe's on there. Check it out.
Go to The Diabetic Shoppe and like and your automatically friends and you will receive great info. Hope you enjoy.
Alvin

CJ55
CJ55 2012-08-21 22:31:26 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby, I am downloading the app now. I do get something in my email daily from everyday health but never had an app for it. I am not sure the 2 are the same. Will check it out. Thanks. Hugs. CJ. \U+127803\U+127803

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