Being new to this site, I figured this would probably be the best group to ask about what you guys use for actively monitoring your blood sugar readings, your insulin dose and what you eat??
Like most people I know in IT, I spend most of my time in a variety of meetings, with constant interuptions at my desk, and a very varied and unplanned day… often resulting in me not actively tracking my blood sugars, my insulin dosages and what I eat. I’ve therefore been searching to find a better solution, so I can easily keep track of this info and ultimately so I can better control my readings.
I’ve got a blackberry pearl, with access to my email and internet, so something which could allow me to quickly post to a site using my phone (not using Ajax), or by sending a quick email to a personalised blog style email address, which takes the info and adds to my database online. Alternatively was thinking of maybe buying an HP iPaq or something small which I could use my own excel spreadsheet, which I could then customise.
Not too keen on using one of the software solutions that come with blood sugar readers, as from what I’ve tried so far, it appears that you have to upload and knowing my busy day, it won’t happen unless I can send results and details there and then. Plus the blood sugar readers available in Australia seem a bit primative compared to the rest of the world.
Any tips, war stories or opinions therefore greatfully appreciated!