Since diabetes applications are more and more using our telephones as the device to display diabetes data I am wondering how much time elapses between when telephone systems upgrade and our apps are usable?
I have been investigating various phone apps for diabetes management. This might be pump data, blood sugar data or diet and food data. In most cases there is no information about the lag, but in some cases, the apps says that when the software updates the app may not work for sometime.
This might happen for instance when there is a major update. For instance I use an iphone and the current software is 12.4. Going from 12.1 to 12.2 to 12.3 to 12.4 has been no issue. The might occur when the phone goes from 12.4 to say 13.0. A similar situations might occur with android.
I am wondering this because I was using a freestyle and in the middle of doing so (this happens rarely) I lost data because the freestyle app was not usable for a few days.
So my question, is your device not usable for a period of time when there is a major update? If so how long has it been off line when it has updated?
I am thinking of finding a more stable data platform (Dexcom, Senseonics or one of the newer ones that might be coming) during the next time I have to go off my pump CGM data.
thanks for any input.