Of all the things I have to do on a daily basis, now I have to add more things to the list; Checking my BG 8 times a day now, taking oral medications 3 times a day. Remembering to bolus before my meal, not right after. Remembering Dr. appointments etc.
On top of running a business and trying to keep sanity in my family, sometimes things get left out and keeping track is always a challenge. Fortunately I have a few tools that I like to use to keep me sane.
Number one; Google Calendar
I like it because I can have several different calendars, I actualy have about 8 of them of my own, a few shared ones, and a few public ones. I have one for T1D, and it has all my BG checks, Bolus reminders and Oral med reminders. Another one has all my Dr. Appointments, etc...
The other reason I like it is how well it works as a cloud calendar with several different apps.
Number two; Nudnik
Since I have an android phone, this one is great! It is actually my favorite app! It works with the calendars I have in google, and I can tell it to use specific ones and not others.
What it does is it doesn't let me forget any of those events, even If I forget to set a reminder for them.
The best feature is; when my phone is on vibrate, if I don't respond to the alarm, it will Unmute the phone and slowly increase the volume at specific intervals that I can set, until I do respond to the alarm.
Works great when I'm in another room, or its loud and I cant hear, or when I just don't feel my phone on vibrate.
These two are great but don't really let me know how well I'm doing thats where Goal Tracker comes in.
Number three; AADE Diabetes Goal Tracker
I love it because I can setup my Goals, and then track them based on each individual task. For instance "Did I check my BG 7-9 times today?" And I can answer on 4 levels of success. Maybe I only checked 4 times today, so give me a 2 out of 4 etc...
Let me know if there are any tools you like that help you keep track of your diabetes, and keep your diabetes on track!
EDIT: On the topic of android apps; I have one that I made! Its FREE, its a simple bolus calculator. You can't find it on Google play, here is a link; Bolus Calculator.apk... and here is the source if anyone wants to peek inside Bolus Calculator.zip