dLife Diabetes Companion, iPhone Application

MAYS
By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-06-18 15:26:52 -0500
Started 2010-06-17 16:18:19 -0500

Your Ultimate Diabetes Lifestyle Manager and Tracker

Track blood glucose levels, find diabetes friendly recipes, watch videos from dLifeTV, and get expert answers to your diabetes questions.

See and download it by clicking on the link below:

http://www.dlife.com/diabetes/information/abo...

~Mays~


9 replies

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-06-17 21:21:22 -0500 Report

What do you think of it? Is it ready to go right out of the box or do you need to do a bunch of setup for it.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-06-17 22:03:52 -0500 Report

No major setup required, minor tweaking (adding your basic info).
The best features are being able to access dLife's nutritional database and website easily for cross referencing, and also the ability to monitor your glucose levels (highs and lows) over a period of time.

It would be nice if you could either directly connect your glucose meter to the phone or ipod touch and download your data.

Maybe the meter manufacturers will work with dlife and Apple on this in future versions.
A nice feature for the meters to employ would be the application "Bump,"
to transfer data between the meter and the phone:

http://www.macworld.com/article/140212/2009/0...

Diabetes Companion is well thought of, but integration and communication with glucose meters would have made it really worthwhile.

I'll try others, but this integrates well with the iPhone.

~Mays~

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-06-18 07:47:35 -0500 Report

Meters will never connect directly to generic software, the companies wont let their propitiatory stuff get put out there. Bluetooth is an option but as far as I know there is only 1 meter that has it and it's over $200. Wavesense has one under FDA approval but from what I hear it will use a propitiatory connection that won't work with mobile devices.

I was hoping that the app was available for Android phones but it looks like it's iPhone only. Shame.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-06-18 08:31:06 -0500 Report

Not the second one, it doesn't seem available in the US, but the first one is the $200 one I referenced. That does seem to work with generic software but I can't tell if the bodytel one needs manufacturer supplied software or if anyone can write software to pull the data.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-06-18 09:01:35 -0500 Report

Yes, I have it installed and is the best one I found. I get pretty good data analysis on my meter so the payoff from OnTrack isn't really worth the amount of time it takes to enter everything.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-06-18 15:26:52 -0500 Report

I'll have to get one of my friends to download it on their phone so that I can see how it functions.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-06-18 08:32:12 -0500 Report

After looking at these Bluetooth meters and their prices or availability, I'll stick with my current method of connecting my meter to my computer via usb.

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