How to connect your glucose meter to your laptop

February 17, 2011

Connect Your Meter to Your Computer A while back I was looking for a way to easily connect my LifeScan OneTouch glucose meter to my laptop so that I could download the results and view them in my software. There were 2 things standing in my way: 1. I have a Mac laptop not compatible with the meter 2. I didn’t have a cable compatible with my computer… Luckily, after…

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Count those carbs online!

Counting carbs can be a pain. Seriously. I remember when I was younger, I used to lug this huge white book around just so I could have access to nutritional information like fat grams and carbohydrates. I guess it was the price I had to pay to have a more flexible meal plan, and looking back, I wouldn’t have done it any different. Along comes the internet, with access to…

February 17, 2011
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There will never be a cure for Diabetes…

February 15, 2011

I’ll start off by saying that I am generally a pretty optimistic guy. I would like to think that I have a positive outlook on like and try not to become discouraged when things go wrong. The other day I read another article that promised a cure for diabetes was “just around the corner”. Sorry big media, I’m not buying it. Every year, even multiple times a year, the big…

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The 3 Best iPhone Apps for Diabetics

Are you looking for the best diabetes iPhone apps? There are a lot of health and diabetes apps in the Apple app store right now. The market has been saturated, and there are a lot of bad apps out there. There are definitely many diabetes apps for iPhone out there, but when looking for one to use you should ask yourself “, How canI improve my health by using an…

January 29, 2011
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Test your blood sugar using USB

This may seem like a far fetched claim, but technology has finally caught up enough to where we can plug our glucometers right into our computers, instead of those pesky cords. The CONTOURĀ® USB Meter is a nice little meter that you can easily fit in your pocket or other smaller spaces. It is similar in size and shape to the Lifescan Ultra Mini. It is sleek black and comes…

January 26, 2011
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7 Essentials to Managing Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a rampant disease that is affecting more people every day, but there is no need to panic when diagnosed with diabetes. Luckily, advances in modern technology make diabetes a manageable condition and by following a few simple guidelines you can keep your diabetes under control. When you are first diagnosed with the disease, you will likely take the news hard. Let’s face it, it’s bad news and can…

January 24, 2011
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What?! There are 2 types of diabetes?!

Every chance I get I try and educate people about diabetes. With all of the information and free diabetes resources on the internet nowadays, it has never been easier to educate those around us who may not know about diabetes. The other day I was at work and a new coworker of mine offered me some candy. I politely declined the offer because I had just eaten lunch and was…

January 23, 2011
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How to Use Google Forms to record your Blood Sugars

Technology is quickly becoming integrated into virtually every piece of technology we own. This does not exclude diabetes technology. Unfortunately many of these advanced features can be accessed solely through these advanced, yet cost prohibitive products. I have found a way to bring use the net in a way that has the ability to help you reduce your blood glucose levels and in turn, reduce your Hemoglobin A1c Test which…

January 19, 2011
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