What do you use to keep track of your insulin dosage if on MDI? Do you use an app? I currently just log it into my phone under memo. It’s probably only important when I attend one of those functions where I eat more than the customary meal and need to modify insulin to match the carbs. I have terrible memory recall.
My wife, T1D son and I try to share all his diabetic info. We found an app called MyNetDiary that has a for-pay Diabetes option, which costs, I think, $60/ year (the app itself is free). The app itself is like MyFitnessPal, and gives you food composition etc. for any food you log. The Diabetes option allows you to log BG, insulin, and other special metrics.
My son logs everything he does on MyNetDiary. So we can have a look at the data any time. It works very well with one exception: it does not always sync the last entry you do in a timely manner to the server. Sometimes you have to close the app and reopen it to force the server to get the latest info.
I was using SugarLog, a free app, which calculates average blood sugar over a variety of different time spans. It also shows a graph. I now am using the OneDrop App as I decided to subscribe to save money on strips. I test a lot, so the unlimited strips was a selling point for me.
They are working on an insulin pen and phone app that AUTOMATICALLY records bolusing information on your phone. Every dose automatically recorded and reviewable.
The phone app and pen are synched. It automatically pulls the info from the pen - dosage amount and time of dose! If the phone and pen are not together, it will save it and upload it later, so no information is lost.
Sounds great. Check them out!
The guy I talked to today said they expect availability by the end of the year. They are going through the FDA process now. The pen price is still not available, hopefully it won’t cost too much.
This is exactly what I have been hoping for. I think this will be a big seller
I’ve got a really small spiral notebook, always in my pocket with a tiny pencil in the spiral part. It really helps me to write it down, especially meal bolus. I also punch it in to the Dexcom app on my phone (I use Dexcom G5).
Glooko allows multiple insulin types. It’s a $59/yr. subscription. I don’t use it anymore because Dexcom G5 data can’t be downloaded into it on Android, like you could with the G4. It works through Apple heath on the iPhone
Although insulin type is not definable in xDrip+ it is a feature rich app that puts the Dexcom app to shame. It’s Android based though.
I quickly read the reviews for Diabetes:M. One review mentioned the app freezing up. Have you, @kenrick, experienced the app freezing? maybe it’s a phone that’s not sufficiently powerful to run the app?
Hello, @Michel - I was wondering how you’re liking MyNetDiary for tracking. We touched base about this for a second, and I’m curious if you’ve got thoughts about it in the subsequent months since this post?
@EricH and I are looking for some sort of tracking app, until we can rely on The Force being with us. In the meantime, data might be helpful. Or at least make me feel somewhat useful.
This post is from March 2017 ( I am a bit behind the times). Nevertheless, such a great topic. I would like to explore the prediction a little more. I’ll try to bring it up in the thread, X Drip benefits, features (I have gazillion questions)