In other words, what techie tools or gadgets do you use on a daily basis that assist in the management of the disease?
When Ellie was first diagnosed and we were told we would need to log her blood sugars, I immediately searched the Apple App store for something to help me out.
First of all, the endocrinologist's office requested we use a particular log so they could spot trends and know at a glance what was going on.
I was disappointed I wouldn't be able to create a color-coded, multi-layer table with cool equations built into the cells.
What? No graphs or pie charts?
Anyway, here is an example of the chart we fax to the office on Monday mornings, or as needed when too many lows or highs happen:
I scribbled out Ellie's last name and birth date. Oh, and don't freak out about the readings. This was our first full month of diabetes and she is 'honeymooning.'
If I couldn't make a pretty spreadsheet, at least I was going to find an app for my iTouch to enter the data.
I think I paid $2.99 for this app.
Track3 - Diabetes Planner and Carb Counter. I love how simple it is to enter a glucose reading, and an added bonus was the included nutritional guide.
Sure, I use the Calorie King book (we actually have 3), but the Track3 app is more fun to use and I can alter the serving sizes to match what I weigh (grams or ounces) on my food scale.
The last geek product I searched for was a program where I could input the ingredients from a recipe and, based on serving size, it would spit out the nutritional information.
SPARKPEOPLE Recipe Calculator!!!!! The best part about this recipe calculator is it's F-R-E-E! You can set up a profile and register with the site so you can save the recipes. What worked for me was to input the recipe and then write down the carbs / serving size right on my hard copy recipe page!
These tools have helped me try to get back on my feet after Ellie's diagnosis.
Now, what are YOUR favorite was to geek out diabetes?
p.s. if the comment section fills with some great resources, I will create a new reference page with links and information for everyone to see and utilize!