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Topic Title: iPhone Application Suggestions
Created On: 11/02/2009 03:37 PM
 
 11/03/2009 03:36 PM

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Gilarax

Thanks for the response, I am going to try Islet and see if i can just use it to plot trends, but still no luck finding one that uses mmol (millimole). In regards to your other question, dealing with diabetes has been easier than i expected. Right now the doctors are trying to get a good baseline going for the NPH insulin. My numbers are still a little high, but not as bad as they were when i came into emergency (36.5mmol 657mg/dl). I really just want to be able to figure out the ammount of insulin to take depending on the amount of carbs consumed. I have celiacs too, and i actually think that dealing with that auto-immune disease is more challenging then the diabetes type 1. I live in calgary so hopefully i can get on some revolutionary research programs! Cheers Greg
 11/03/2009 12:50 AM

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FatCatAnna

Hey there Greg!

I'm from Canada as well (Montreal) - and like you, alot of the applications that I see for the iPhone are geared for consumers from the USA.  Because this is an American website, I have to convert our mmol/l to mg/dl, as they have no clue what I'm talking about at times!  I've become quite nimble now at converting mmol/l x18 to mg/dl. Not something we want to do when we are trying to get answers quickly right on our iPhone?

Anyway, Chris Messina here at Body1 wrote up a blog about the iPhone application back in the summer time - below is the link if you want to read up abit more - and perhaps ask him if he knows abit more about any applications that might be better suited for us folks north of the border!

http://www.diabetes1.org/blogs...etes_1_million_in_2009

Meanwhile, tomorrow (as it's my beddy byes time) - I'll see if I can source out something for you - and post it here - and visa versa if you find something. Okay?

BTW, how are you finding diabetes after 1 week since being diagnosed? I've been diabetic 42 years, and believe it or not, am still learning new ways of dealing with it.  I went on a pump a few years ago as well, so sort of had to reeducate myself (yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks ).
 11/02/2009 03:37 PM

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Gilarax

Hey all, I was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (been a little over a week).  I am getting an iPhone come thursday and was wondering if anyone knew of any applications that i would benefit from (carb counter, glucose tracker etc.).  I have been on the application store and saw that most of the higher rated applications used mg/dl - since i live in canada this wont help me because i measure glucose in mmol.  So can anyone suggest any applications that can use mmol instead of mg/dl? Greg

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