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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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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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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!


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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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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