OnTrack Diabetes Android App Review

June 13, 2011

Looking for a great Android app to help track and control your diabetes? OnTrack Diabetes (http://bit.ly/ePgmEP) is a great little app for this, and should cover most of your digital logbook needs. One of the first things that I noticed is that there is a very nice “dashboard” interface when you start up the app. There are several icons that give you access to add blood glucose readings, edit them,…


The OmniPod Insulin Pump… What’s the big deal?

February 23, 2011

So what’s the big deal about the OmniPod insulin pump?? I read a lot of blogs and articles about diabetes and I’ve been seeing a lot of ads for the OmniPod insulin pump, and a lot of people talking about it. Heck, even one of the Jonas brother wears one… The only problem is, it looks VERY bulky. It seems like the OmniPod would just get in the way. But…


Google Health for Type 1 Diabetics

Have you ever wanted to go through all of those printouts and papers from the doctor and consolidate the information into one easy-to use and access area? Google Health makes this possible! What is Google Health? Google Health is a free service provided by Google and was released on May 20, 2008. It is a service that allows users to enter in their health information into one central database location…

February 23, 2011

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…


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…


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

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

How not to monitor your blood sugar

Have you ever felt like just taking a vacation from your diabetes? I know I have. In fact, I have taken multiple days off from diabetes. This is not recommended. My blood sugar felt constantly high, and I could feel it. So What do I do? I blind bolus using my insulin pump, hoping that I took enough to bring me down from the mid-400’s. Dry mouth and thirst set…

January 18, 2011

How to choose the right Blood Glucose Monitor

OneTouch Ultra Mini Blood Glucose Monitor
December 20, 2010

Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes, or know someone who has? Choosing a good blood glucose monitor (BGM) is one of the most important decisions that you will have to make. There are literally hundreds of different types of devices out there, and there is definitely one of them that is bound to fit your needs. So what are important features to consider when choosing a blood glucose monitor?…