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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!


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  • Carb Tracker application for iPhone / iPod Touch

    Here's something that came across my desktop today - an application called CarbTracker that works on an iPhone or iPod Touch - both of which I don't presently own - plus I'm not a big cell phone user.  I have one for Emergency only - and I think I use about 1 minute of the 50 minutes I am allowed - along with 50 text messages.  The thing though with the CarbTracker that I like that is perhaps making me want to step over to the "dark side" of the technology world is that if you are watching your carb intake - like a lot of diabetics do - in order to maintain a healthy blood sugar range - then this could be the as handy as the insulin pump I wear.

    Yes, my Animas 2020 pump that I wear right now - if I had it set up correctly can give me the low down of my carb intake using the EzManager software - but for those that don't wear a pump - or like me - are lazy to set it up to use properly - then if they are already own an iPhone or iPod Touch owner - viola - keeping track of your carbs will be too easy (and this is coming from a non-tech gal ).

    I checked out the demo page and it looks fairly user friendly - and the one good thing is you don't have to be connected up to the Internet in order to use it - which could get expensive on a cell phone.  There is a database of 65,000 items (and supposedly more will be added) - it even keeps track of how much water you've drunk in a day (something we diabetics have to consume more of - which I'm very bad at doing) - along with keeping record of your weight.  Also, the application is not just aimed at diabetics - but also for people who are following a low-carb diet.

    So, I'm putting a question to you - would you find this a good tool to use for yourself if it was affordable? I am presently having no luck with finding out how much the application costs - so will update later if I find it - or if you luck in on finding the info - post it here for others to see! 

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