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On-line Diabetes Resources Part 13: Software By Rick Mendosa Tracking Diabetes on the Web Since 1995 Most Recent Update: October 5, 2003 This Web page brings together in one place descriptions of and links to only those Web pages dealing with software for diabetes management, but is linked to the 15 other On-line Diabetes Resources pages dealing with other Web pages, other parts of the Internet, and other on-line services. Since February 9, 2003, this page has been mirrored as the misc.health.diabetes newsgroup's FAQ at http://isc.faqs.org/faqs/diabetes/software/. Log Sheet or Spreadsheet A log sheet is an alternative or adjunct to software. There are a lot of different log sheets out there, but the best, in my opinion, is one developed by Jean-Fran+AOc-ois Yale, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Crabtree Nutrition Laboratories, McGill Nutrition and Food Science Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, and Director, Metabolic Day Centre. I met with him in Montreal in August 2002, and at that time he authorized me to make his log sheet available on my Web site. Dr. Yale's log sheet lets you enter blood glucose readings, insulin dosages, carbohydrate grams, and exercise (which you can put on a scale of 1 to 5) for any hour of the day. Before printing the log sheets remember to change the page layout to landscape and when you are finished to change it back to the usual portrait layout. Two pages of the log sheet cover the seven days of the week. It is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, which requires the free Acrobat Reader, available at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html, if you don't have it already. Download the log sheet at http://www.mendosa.com/logsheet.pdf. A spreadsheet is yet another way to track your blood glucose readings, insulin dosages and ratio, carbohydrates grams, and exercise. Sally Hines developed this spreadsheet template and kindly authorized me to make it available here. To view it you need to have Microsoft Excel. The URL of Sally's spreadsheet template is http://www.mendosa.com/BGspreadsheet.xls. You can also download it as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat file) as http://www.mendosa.com/BGspreadsheet.pdf If you have OpenOffice 1.0 or StarOffice 6.0, Rick Strickland has converted the Excel spreadsheet and has made it available free of charge. The URL is http://www.mendosa.com/BGspreadsheet.sxc Web-Based Software AIDA On-Line AIDA On-line offers the opportunity to simulate the effects of changes in insulin and diet on the blood glucose profile of a +ACI-virtual diabetic patient.+ACI- You can run simulations without charge in your Web browser window. The simulator allows you to see the effect of changes in insulin and diet on the blood glucose profile of example patients with diabetes. AIDA On-line provides 40 case scenarios with different problems to be solved by interactively simulating the +ACI-virtual diabetic patient.+ACI- Users can add more cases. The approach is not intended for individual patient glycemic prediction or therapy planning, but is offered as an interactive educational/self-learning tool. A downloadable version of the simulator is also available and is linked above in the +ACI-Shareware and Freeware Windows Software+ACI- and +ACI-MS-DOS Software+ACI- sections. The URL for AIDA On-line is http://www.2aida.org/online. The AIDA U.S. mirror site can be accessed at http://www.2aida.net/online. Bayer Care: Blood Sugar Log The Online Blood Sugar Log lets you keep track of all your blood sugar test results on the Web. The URL is http://www.bayercarediabetes.com/diabcare/aboutdiab/index.asp CBSHealthWatch CBSHealthWatch by Medscape has a bare bones and hard-to-find blood glucose tracker on its Web site. To get to it you need first to register then click on +ACI-Daily Diary+ACI- and then on +ACI-Blood Glucose.+ACI- The URL is http://healthwatch.medscape.com/medscape/p/gcommunity/ghome.asp CWD Co-Pilot CWD CoPilot allows patients to upload meter and insulin dosing data to an online database. CWD CoPilot can generate graphs and charts from the data to help patients identify patterns. The data can also be shared with a patient's health care team. (There's a separate HCP registration area.) While CWD CoPilot is sponsored by TheraSense, it supports the use of any blood glucose monitor. Owners of TheraSense products can upload their data automatically right now. The URL is http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/copilot/ DailyRating DailyRating.com offers a question for you to answer on +ACI-What was your Blood Sugar level today?+ACI- All readings are in mmol/L, which we don't use in the U.S. and allow for only one reading a day. You can keep your ratings and journal private (the default) or make them public. The site produces line or bar charts from your readings. The neatest feature of this site is that you can update your daily reading by replying to a daily e-mail from the site. +ACI-You have the ability to create your own questions,+ACI- CEO Calvin Tarlton points out to me. +ACI-So, for example, if the current diabetes question is not tracking what you need, then you can easily create another one that tracks exactly what you want. In addition, you could set up multiple questions for different reading times.+ACI- The URL is http://www.dailyrating.com/home/bloodsugarrating DiabetEASE DiabetEASE Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is the first site to provide free on-line software that allows you to automatically upload data from any one of several meters to track your blood glucose levels. Just connect your meter to one of your computer's serial port with the meter's cable, click a couple of times, and your data is displayed in easy-to-read graphs that can be customized to show your blood glucose levels according to day, week, month, or by events such as exercise or meals. The program also graphs insulin. Currently, the program works with these meters: LifeScan One Touch Basic Meter (with data port)+ADs- LifeScan One Touch II Meter+ADs- LifeScan One Touch Profile Meter+ADs- LifeScan FastTake Meter (with FastTake Adapter), the LifeScan SureStep Meter (with data port), and the LifeScan One Touch Ultra+ADs- Bayer Glucometer Dex+ADs- Bayer Glucometer Elite XL+ADs- and the TheraSense FreeStyle. The program now works with with both Microsoft's Internet Explorer and version 4 of the Netscape browser. The URL is http://www.diabetease.com/ Diabetes Assistant Roche Diagnostics, the manufacturer of Accu-chek meters, provides the Diabetes Assistant, a free online tool allowing you to transfer Accu-Chek blood sugar results electronically or enter by hand. It works with the Windows operating system. You can transfer the results by hand or, if you have Accu-Chek Active, Accu-Chek Advantage, Accu-Chek Compact, Accu-Chek Complete, or Accu-Chek Instant DM meter, you can transfer them electronically. The URL is https://www.accu-chek.com/dastart/index.cfm Diabetes HomeCare Center Rose Technologies Inc. in Bellevue, Washington, a developer of children's software, sponsors the Diabetes HomeCare Center. The site provides an electronic logbook as well as statistical and graphical analyses of the user's blood glucose levels. The site has software that will download the data from several blood glucose meters and transmit it directly to the Web site. Currently, the program works with five meters: the Glucometer Dex, Glucometer Elite XL, MediSense Precision Xtra, LifeScan One Touch II, and LifeScan One Touch Profile. The URL is http://www.homecarecenter.com/ DiabetesResearch The DiabetesResearch online glucometer project is a free resource designed to assist in the self-management of diabetes. It's an interesting Java-based approach. The just-released beta version 2 makes it easier to navigate. The URL is http://www.diabetesresearch.com/ Dia-Log.com Dia-Log.com, your On-Line Diabetes LogBook, lets you track your blood glucose, regular and long-lasting insulin, carbohydrates, and other foods. Entry is manual. It's now totally free. The URL is http://www.dia-log.com/ DiaTrak DiaTrak helps you track your blood glucose levels, dosages, weight, meals, and more. The URL is https://www.diatrak.com/diatrak/default.aspx Ecivon Ecivon in Bluffton, Ohio, includes an on-line blood glucose monitoring tool where you can enter glucose values manually that you and your health care providers can view. It shows graph and list data, for before breakfast, after breakfast, before lunch, after lunch, before dinner, after dinner, and other. The site recently added numerous data graphing and tabular options and soon we will have automated upload of the Ascensia Dex2, Ascensia Elite XL, the Therasense Freestyle, and the OneTouch Ultra, with more later. The URL is http://www.ecivon.info FreeStyle CoPilot TheraSense Inc. has launched FreeStyleCoPilot. It is a free, Web-based diabetes management tool that lets you upload blood glucose data and share it with your diabetes team. The URL is http://www.therasense.com/freestylecopilot/ Glucovance Daily Type 2 Diabetes Log This online Daily Type 2 Diabetes Log lets you record all of your results on a daily basis, helping you see what does and does not work in your diet, exercise, and medication plan. The log calculates your daily and weekly averages and lets you know if you're within your target range. What this site does that I have never seen before is allowing you to return to update your numbers without logging in with a password, etc., as long and you use the same computer and browser. The URL is http://www.glucovance.com/glucovance/channels/channels.jsp?BV+AF8-UseBVCookie+AD0-Yes+ACY-channelName+AD0-Left+-Navigation+ACU-2f275+ACU-40Tools+-and+-Resources+ACU-2f35+ACU-40Daily+-Type+-2+-Diabetes+-Log GlucoWeb Ron Swain offers these pages to provide people with diabetes with a place on-line to keep their electronic log books and analyze their readings. Instructions are provided along the way for assistance in using the many functions available. The URL is http://www.glucoweb.net/ HealthAtoZ This general health site offers a range of diabetes tracking tools, including blood glucose, weight, medications, mealtimes, and exercise. The software does not support automatic uploading. The results, which are kept in a daily diary, are charted and graphed and can be emailed to a person's healthcare provider. The Diabetes Type 1 Diary is located at http://www.healthatoz.com/atoz/diabetes1/diabetesindex1.asp and the Diabetes Type 2 Diary is located at http://www.healthatoz.com/atoz/diabetes2/diabetesindex2.asp Lifeclinic Lifeclinic.com offers a place where you can track your glucose as well as your blood pressure, pulse, weight, and cholesterol. Uploading is manual. The URL is https://www.lifeclinic.com/ Lifetoolz Lifetoolz offers tools for tracking blood sugar and carbohydrates. Currently blood sugar uploading is manual, but automatic uploading is in the works. The URL is http://www.lifetoolz.com MyDiabetes The MyDiabetes Web site has a personal +ACI-Daily Diary+ACI- for tracking blood glucose levels, medication usage, diet, exercise, quality of life, and your care schedule. It lets you review graphs that provide feedback about your progress and the relationships among your medication usage, diet, exercise, and blood glucose levels. The URL is http://www.mydiabetes.com/. MyHealthChannel MyHealthChannel, a part of iMetrikus, a Carlsbad, California-based e-Health company, includes an on-line blood glucose tracking program. It supports automatic uploading of blood glucose readings from a wide range of meters made by Roche, LifeScan, MediSense, and Bayer. The URL is http://www.myhealthchannel.com/ Novo Nordisk Novo Nordisk offers an electronic logbook to keep track of your daily blood sugar readings, the insulin type, and the dosage you used. You manually enter your numbers and the data is automatically presented in graphs and tables. The URL is http://www.diabetesdiary.com/health/dwk/info/diary/diary.asp WiredCare WiredCare offers automatic uploading from your TheraSense FreeStyle meter. The URL is http://www.wiredcare.com Commercial Windows Software Accu-Chek Compass This new Windows program automatically interfaces with Accu-Chek Advantage, Accu-Chek Complete, Accu-Chek Active and Accu-Chek Compact blood glucose meters. It replaces Accutility, which Roche discontinued in March. The new program itself lists for +ACQ-29.99. The necessary cable is +ACQ-30. The URL is http://www.accu-chek.com/products/main.cfm?pid+AD0-4020 Balance PC Aureliu Porumbescu, president of Proactive Metabolics Inc. in Gainesville, Florida, writes that his company is now selling the high rated Balance PC, which has been unavailable ever since MediLife Inc. stopped selling it. Balance PC, a Windows-based product that offers total disease management for individuals with diabetes, is one of the best diabetes management programs. It includes a +ACI-smart health calendar+ACI- that lets you keep daily track of all your health events, including insulin, BG readings and food intake. For food intake it also includes a database of 18,000 foods with information on 12 nutrients. The program has now been reduced to +ACQ-29.95. The URL is http://www.proactivemetabolics.com/ Gretchen Becker reviews Balance on this Web site. BD Diabetes Software Jane Jeffrie Seley, GNP, MPH, MSN, CDE, kindly contributed the following review. She is Clinical Coordinator and Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, Mount Sinai Endocrine Associates, New York. Manufactured by BD, a medical technology company in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD Diabetes Software offers a diabetes management program for BD blood glucose meters where you can download, print, and view charts with a single click of the mouse. A Quick Start Guide will take you through set up and installation. A Quick Reference Guide will then help you understand and interpret charts and create your own Self Care Page. Blood glucose targets and before and after meal time periods are easily modified in this program. Blood sugar and insulin can be displayed at the same time to streamline pattern identification and management changes. BD Diabetes Software runs on Windows 95 or greater as well as Pentium II processor at 233 MHz or greater using an available USB or serial port. To enhance ease of use, the program is designed to look and feel like navigating a website. The software and cable connector is available from BD at a suggested retail price of +ACQ-59.99 at 1-888-232-2737 or http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/bgm/software.jsp CheckLink This Windows 3.1 and Windows 95/98 program from QuestStar Medical Inc. in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, works with its CheckMate Plus monitor. It sells for +ACQ-39.95. The URL is http://www.queststarmedical.com/ DIABASS DIABASS (Diabetes Assistant) by Oliver Ebert, who himself has diabetes, supports input from many meters. The currrent version 4.0 supports the following meters: Accu-Chek Compact, Accu-Chek Active, Accu-Chek Comfort, Accu-Chek Sensor (+AD0-Accu-Chek Easy), Accu-Chek Instant DM, Accu-Chek Complete, Accutrend GC, Reflolux S, One Touch II, One Touch Profile, FastTake, GlucoTouch, OneTouch Ultra, Glucometer DEX (Glucometer Esprit),Glucometer Elite XL, MediSense Precision Q.I.D, Precision Q.I.D Pen Sensor, MediSense Precision Xtra, MediSense SoftSense (MediSense Sof-Tact), FreeStyle, Omnitest Sensor, Menarini Glucocard PC, Menarini Glycomen PC. Additionally, data from the following blood pressure meters may be transferred: visomat handy PC, boso mediwatch PC, boso medilife PC, boso medicus PC, NAIS Diagnostec Professional PC, NAIS Memory PC, ActiVita Kombi, ActiVita Mobil, ActiVita Station. It produces graphs and statistical analysis of insulin dosages and blood sugars, also it allows tracking of blood pressure, dietary behavior, medicines and appointments. Pump patients may define individual pump profiles and track pump events. The program comes on CD-ROM for Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, ME, and NT. The software and on-line documentation is available in English, French, and German. DIABASS is available from local resellers and pharamacies, as well as from the FIT Foundation or diabass+AEA-mediaspects.de or diabass+AEA-diabetes-forum.com. The price is 50 EURO (about US+ACQ- 57) plus shipping. The URL is http://diabtrends.com/db4eng.htm . Diabetes Diary from Tricalico Interactive in Phoenix, Arizona, tracks daily nutrition and blood glucose levels (manually) as well as exercise and medication notes. The program lists for +ACQ-29.95. The phone number is (602) 547-8639 and the URL is http://www.tricalico.com/diabetes.html Diabetes Mentor Diabetes Mentor version 1.5v27 from Vigora Inc. in Mukilteo, Washington, runs under Windows XP/2000/NT/98ME/98/95 or on Macintosh OS8/OS9/OX10 (classic). It computerizes and graphs your diabetes-related measurements, helping you adjust your regime to achieve targeted BGs. Diabetes Mentor supports LifeScan's Profile and One Touch II meters. The program lists for +ACQ-49.95. The toll-free phone (800) 743-5680. The URL is http://www.vigora.com/ Gretchen Becker reviews Diabetes Mentor on this Web site. Diabetes Partner PC NuMedics Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, specializes in the development of disease management software, with initial focus on diabetes. NuMedics products include CliniPro, an easy-to-use electronic patient record and diabetes data analysis tool for healthcare professionals, and Diabetes Partner PC, a tracking application that assists patients in the self-management of diabetes. Diabetes Partner PC supports Bayer's Dex+ADs- Boehringer Mannheim's Accu-Chek Advantage and Accu-Chek Easy+ADs- LifeScan's One Touch Profile and One Touch II, and Medisense's Precision Q.I.D. meters. The program sells for +ACQ-99.00. Their toll free number is (888) CliniPro and the URL is http://www.numedics.com/ Gretchen Becker reviews Diabetes Partner on this Web site. Diabetes Tracker DIAsoft Technologies, a division of Prihar Holdings Ltd. in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, sells the Diabetes Tracker Blood Glucose Meter Data Management System. It is designed specifically for reporting on your blood glucose levels. By simplifying the process of downloading and organizing your readings, Diabetes Tracker allows you to view and print understandable charts and reports. You can download an evaluation edition from the company's Web site, or purchase the standard or professional edition. Diabetes Tracker claims to import records from Bayer's Elite (which, however, lacks a data port), Boehringer Mannheim's Accu-Check +AFs-sic+AF0- (type not specified, and it refused to import data from an Accu-Chek Advantage), LifeScan's One Touch Profile and One Touch II, and Medisense's Precision Q.I.D. meters. The company offers separate versions of the standard edition for Windows 3.1 and for Windows 95/98 or NT. The price is +ACQ-89.95 less a +ACQ-25 mail-in rebate until December 31, 1998. The toll-free order line is 1 (888) 221-0033 and the URL is http://www.prihar.com/ Gretchen Becker reviews Diabetes Tracker on this Web site. Diabetes Works ITA Software Inc. in Cascade, Idaho, provides a bundle of five programs called Diabetes Works. The program supports LifeScan's One Touch Profile and One Touch II meters.The cost is was just reduced in summer 2001 from +ACQ-79.95 to +ACQ-19.95 for on-line purchases and direct download. The toll-free phone number is (800) 820-6084. The URL is http://www.diabetesonline.com/ Gretchen Becker reviews Diabetes Works on this Web site. DiaTrends DiaTrends by Overlook Software in Greensboro, North Carolina, is designed for health care professionals to help track and improve diabetes management outcomes. The system was designed by practicing clinical endocrinologists. DiaTrends is designed to run under Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0 (with service pack 3) or higher. The one-physician single PC license is available for an introductory price of +ACQ-2,200. The network configuration is available for introductory prices starting at +ACQ-3,200 for a one-physician license with 2 concurrent users. The phone is (336) 274-0066, the e-mail address is info+AEA-overlooksoftware.com, and the URL is http://overlooksoftware.com/ ezManager Animas Corp., the manufacturer of the R1000 Insulin Pump, offers ezManager diabetes management for both PalmOS and Windows based desktop computers. It contains the entire FDA food database, all fast food restaurants, and ability to enter your own recipes and favorite foods for nutritional values. There are entries for BG, insulin, activity, and notes. It charts and graphs as well. You can learn more about ezManager and download it for a 30 day trial period. It lists for +ACQ-99. The URL is http://www.animascorp.com/products/pr+AF8-ezmanager.shtml FreeStyle Connect TheraSense Inc., the manufacturer of the FreeStyle blood glucose meter, offers FreeStyle Connect to track your blood glucose readings. Version 1.6 of the program costs +ACQ-75 and includes the software on CD-ROM disc or floppy and the interface cable. The toll-free phone number is (888) 522-5226. The URL is http://www.therasense.com/freestyle/dataManagementHome.html Al Behrens reviews FreeStyle Connect on this Web site. Steve Michel reviews FreeStyle Connect on this Web site. FutureWare FutureWare SCG in Orange County, California, offers two programs for diabetes monitoring: Personal GlucoseTracker (previously called Diabetes Monitor) maintains a color-coded graphical history of daily blood glucose, ketone, exercise, and insulin readings. The readings can be printed in several formats, and can be emailed to a physician's or other health provider's office. Also included is a logsheet that can be printed for trips and travel. It also tracks up to four prescriptions, and provides for prescription re-ordering on the Internet. It runs under Windows 9x/NT/2K/XP and sells for +ACQ-29. The URL is http://www.futurewaredc.com/diabetes/ Diabetes Combo has all the features and functions of the Personal GlucoseTracker program above, but also includes blood pressure readings (systolic, diastolic and optional pulse rate). It runs under Windows 9x/NT/2K/XP and sells for +ACQ-49. The URL is also http://www.futurewaredc.com/diabetes/ GlucoGraph Bryan Miller Software in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, offers this program for Window 95 and up for +ACQ-49.95. The site now also includes a downloadable demo version, a screen shots page, and the ability to graph diet, exercise, and medicine simultaneously with your blood sugars. The URL is http://www.bryansoftware.com Glucose Manager This program for Windows 95/98/NT/2000 is designed to assist a person with diabetes to track and evaluate their blood sugar fluctuations. Regular checking of blood glucose by using any glucose meter can be entered directly into the program on a daily basis or entered from a log book at one time periodically. This program does not support downloading glucose monitor data to the program. Ray Whittemore, who himself has diabetes wrote this program. His company, Specialty Software in Corvallis, Oregon, sells it for +ACQ-29.95. The URL is http://www.proaxis.com/+AH4-rwi/glumgr.htm HealthDesk OnLine for Diabetes HealthDesk OnLine for Diabetes by HealthDesk Corporation in Berkeley, California, records and analyzes glucose readings and lots more. It currently interfaces with Roche/Boehringer Mannheim's Accu-Chek III, Accu-Chek Advantage, Accu-Chek Easy, MediSense's Precision Q.I.D., and LifeScan's One Touch Profile meters. It allows you to plan and track both nutrition and exercise, organize your medical records and health history, and access consumer and clinical online resources. It also provides access to the online resources of the American Diabetes Association. The program lists for +ACQ-79.95. The company's toll-free phone number is (888) 343-4380 and the URL is http://www.healthdesk.com/web/index.asp Gretchen Becker reviews HealthDesk on this Web site. HealthEngage Diabetes FireLogic Inc. in Arlington, Virginia, offers HealthEngage Diabetes 3.0.1 for Windows or MacintoshOS X. This program allows you to enter glucose readings, medication, insulin, exercise, meals, test results, and personal notes in one session. You can also plan and record meals or directly input carbohydrate intake in grams of carbs. You can add your own foods or use the 6,700 foods from the USDA Nutrient Database. Companion programs run on a Palm and PocketPC. The program with the Palm or PocketPC companion lists for +ACQ-69.99 or for +ACQ-59.99 without the companion program. The URL is http://www.healthengage.com/healthengagediabetes.html HealthView for Diabetes The HealthView for Diabetes Management Software site features HealthView and provides information on how people with diabetes can use use it to improve their diabetes therapy. HealthView is a comprehensive diabetes management program for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 offered by Health Management Software Inc. of Roswell, Georgia. HealthView for Diabetes supports LifeScan's One Touch Profile and One Touch II meters. The HealthView Patient Version lists for +ACQ-39.95, and there is also a professional version. Robert Santoyo, the company's president, has had type 1 diabetes for 14 years and has been involved in diabetes management software research for the last six years. The company's toll-free number is (888) 458-4648. The URL is http://www.healthviewdiabetes.com/ Gretchen Becker reviews HealthView on this Web site. Insulin Dependant Follow Up +ACY- Control System ARBSoft Inc. in Miami, offers this program for Windows 95/98/ME and the Palm Pilot for +ACQ-80 plus +ACQ-5 shipping and handling. The program helps you to control and manage your blood sugar level and its reaction to insulin, diet, and exercise through user friendly screens and tools. The URL is http://www.arbsoftinc.com MyBolus will easily and precisely calculate the bolus for insulin dependent diabetics, writes Jeffrey A. English, CEO of Maxi-Med in Alpharetta, Georgia, which plans to have MyBolus on the market next year. The user will simply enter personal information and the software will automatically calculate the precise insulin dosage, he states. It is not a logbook. You will be able to incorporate it into any current brand of pump or a Palm-like device. It will also be sold as a standalone application to be downloaded to a computer. The company is surveying prospective users at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u+AD0-24578114615 and the company's URL is http://www.maxi-med.com NovoLink NovoLink Version 2.0 creates and manages your daily glucose and medication database. This program, from National Institutes of Disease Management in Miami Beach, Florida, runs on Windows 3.1 or greater. NovoLink does not support the automatic download of data from any meters. The price is +ACQ-99.00. The phone number is (305) 534-9970, and the URL is http://www.nidm.org/novolink.htm Gretchen Becker reviews NovoLink on this Web site. One Touch LifeScan Inc., a Johnson +ACY- Johnson company, in Milpitas, California manufactures blood glucose monitoring systems and also provides diabetes management software called One Touch (formerly In Touch). The current U.S. version is 2.0. This program was designed for use on your PC with all of LifeScan's meters that have a data port. The program requires Windows 95 or higher. You can buy the interface cable (+ACQ-19.99 plus shipping and handling) and download the program at no cost from http://www.lifescan.com/products/otdms/software.html. Precision Link This program for Windows 95/98/2000/NT by MediSense Inc. of Bedford, Massachusetts, supports MediSense's Precision Xtra, Q.I.D., and Sof-Tact meters. The current version is 2.3. The package, which includes a cable, sells for about +ACQ-60 at pharmacies. The URL is http://www.abbottdiagnostics.com/systems+AF8-tests/system.cfm?syscat+AF8-id+AD0-3+ACY-sys+AF8-id+AD0-15+ACY-path+AD0-1 WinGlucofacts Bayer Corporation in Tarrytown, New York, released WinGlucofacts Diabetes Information Management System, version 1.01, in the first quarter of 1999 to work with the Glucometer Dex Blood Glucose Monitoring System. It runs under Windows 3.1x and Windows 95/98, and is supplied in three forms: as a CD-ROM (part number 3420A) for both Windows 3.1x and Windows 95/98 and on five floppy disks for Windows 95/98 (3428) and for Windows 3.1x (3421). This program sells for +ACQ-49.95 (including the cable), but can be downloaded at no cost (except for the cable, which is +ACQ-29.95). The URL is http://www.glucometerdex.com/Sftwre.htm Gretchen Becker reviews WinGlucofacts on this Web site. WinGlucofacts XL Bayer has released a version of WinGlucofacts program (similar to the top-rated software for the Glucometer Dex) for its Elite XL meter that appeared in April 1999. It runs under Windows 3.1x and Windows 95/98. This program sells for +ACQ-49.95 (including the cable), but can be downloaded at no cost (except for the cable, which is +ACQ-29.95). The URL is http://www.glucometerelitexl.com/data.htm WinGlucofacts Professional This is a newer and more powerful version of Bayer's top-rated WinGlucofacts program. WinGlucofacts Professional version 3.0 software has an intelligent data interpretation function that doesn't just download data. It analyzes it to find patterns in patient's glucose readings. While the program is intended for medical professionals, patients can download it too. Simply complete the download program and indicate that you have at least two patients in the block provided. It works with the Glucometer Dex Blood Glucose Monitoring System and Glucometer Elite XL Blood Glucose Monitoring System. It runs under Windows 95/98/NT/ME, and is supplied in two forms: as a CD-ROM (part number 3478) only or as a CD-ROM and cables for both meters (product code 3477). The program sells for +ACQ-129.95 (including the cables), but can be downloaded at no cost (except for the cable, which is +ACQ-29.95). The URL is http://www.glucometerpro.com/download/index.html Your Comments, Please+ACE- This is an open invitation to anyone who has used any of these programs to send any comments for inclusion here. Diabetes Wellness Letter asked me to review commercial Windows software for diabetes management in a two-part series. Part 1 is on-line here at http://www.mendosa.com/review1.htm. Part 2 is on-line here at http://www.mendosa.com/review2.htm. Gretchen Becker helped me a lot in reviewing these programs. Here are her notes, which are actually extensive reviews: HealthView for Diabetes In Touch Diabass Diabetes Mentor Diabetes Partner Diabetes Works NovoLink Diabetes Tracker WinGlucofacts Balance HealthDesk Shareware and Freeware Windows Software AIDA AIDA version 4.3 is an an educational simulator of insulin and dietary adjustment in type 1 diabetes. It contains a simple model of glucose-insulin interaction in the human body. It is intended for simulating the effects on the blood glucose profile of changes in insulin and diet for a typical type 1 patient. AIDA is freeware and runs on MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98, and Windows 2000/NT. The main new features in version 4.3 are: (1) HbA1c estimates provided for the blood glucose simulations+ADs- (2) an import/export facility to allow case scenarios to be swapped between AIDA users+ADs- and (3) technical upgrades to make installation and use easier. The URL is http://www.2aida.org Basalraten-Verwaltung (Basal Rate Administration) Basalraten-Verwaltung, version 2.1F, is for insulin pump users and is available in German only. It is for Windows 95/98. It is freeware offered by Daniel Hertrich. The URL is http://www.daniel-hertrich.de/bv/ bG Log and Diabetic Information ClearView Concepts in Harrison, Arkansas, offers a small spreadsheet program for sale to track daily bG tests and other diabetic info. The bG Log and Diabetic Information program by Charlie Campbell is for Windows 95 and sells for +ACQ-9.95 plus shipping and handling. The URL is http://www.oztech.com/cvc/ Bg Tracker Jim Berry wrote Bg Tracker to help himself closely track his blood glucose, prepare charts, and to report to his doctor. However, it does not download any blood glucose meter directly, so all readings have to be entered manually. The program is freeware and does not require registration. It is for Windows 95/98 and will not run under Windows 3.x. A correspondent writes, +ACI-Jim Berry has released his BG Tracker 4. It is a complete redo of his previous effort. It now has entries for pumpers and BP tracking. Still no download from any meter but data entry is easy and automated as possible. It is still free if downloaded and he has arrangements for a CD (+ACQ-US10) for those who can not or do not want to download.+ACI- The URL is http://www.bgtracker.com/ The Diabetes Daily Numbers This is a simplified version of The Diabetic Daily Log (see below) for tracking blood sugars, weight, blood pressure, and comments. It can be run under Windows 2000/98/95 and Windows 3.1 and even MS-DOS. You enter blood glucose levels manually. With the downloadable trial version you can enter 30 days of data, but a registered version costs +ACQ-25. The URL is http://members.aol.com/kennzo/ddn.htm Diabetes Helper James Fitzgerald in Medford, Massachusetts, offers this program free for personal use if you can't afford to pay anything. Otherwise, you determine the price. DiabetesHelper tracks glucose levels and medications. It also has an appointment feature. It does not download data from any meter and the Web site gives no indication what the operating system and system requirements are. The URL is http://home.attbi.com/+AH4-diabeteshelper/ Diabetes Level Monitoring This package allows users to track blood sugar levels. It will also produce graphs and reports for the patients and their medical practitioners. The PC system requirements are: Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 95 (Windows NT recommended), Pentium 90MHz (166Mhz or higher recommended), 32Mb RAM 64 (Mb recommended), 256 Color SGVA 640x480. The URL is http://www.lad.co.za/dlm.html The Diabetic Daily Log The Diabetic Daily Log (TDDL) is a +ACQ-25 shareware program for DOS, Windows 3.1, and Windows 95 that will track daily activities of a diabetic. It will record glucose test results, insulin/pill medication, weight, blood pressure, exercise, meals, snacks, and general comments. These entries will be used to generate screen and printed reports to be used to help you and your health team (doctor, nurse, or dietitian) to help pinpoint problems in managing diabetes. Various reports are generated to give the glucose averages, glucose ranges, number of lows, highs, and normal readings within a date range. E-mail the author Kenneth Gannon with questions or comments. The URL is http://members.aol.com/kennzo/tddl.htm Diabetes Manager Carl Raeside's program +ACI- still needs more work before even an alpha version is available,+ACI- he says. But here is the Web site that he has put up to support it. The URL is http://members.rogers.com/satfree/ Diabetic Spreadsheets Carl Sprake's spreadsheets are for registering blood glucose and insulin injections. There are three versions: for Microsoft Excel 2000, 5.0, and 4.0. The URL is http://www.enteract.com/+AH4-diabetic/spreadsheets/ Diabetic Meter Utility Diabetic Meter Utility v4.9 is a Windows 95/98 program. Diabetic Meter Utility v1.2 is a Windows 3.1x program. Written by Michael Patterson, both programs read data from One Touch Profile and One Touch II meters and displays the data in various ways. Both versions of this simple meter utility are freeware and are available at http://people.ne.mediaone.net/dclc/Diabsoftware.html Dia-Log: A Diabetes Daily Log Manager Dia-Log v4.0 from C+ACY-S Solutions in Bicknell, Indiana, is a Diabetes Daily Log Manager that allows you to track and evaluate your daily insulin intake and blood glucose levels. The program also performs comprehensive glucose statistics. It runs under Windows 95, 98, or NT. You can download a trial version of the program, and if you decide to keep it, you can purchase it for +ACQ-24.50 plus shipping and handling. The phone number is (812) 735-3505 and the URL is http://www.transitech.com/cs-solutions/dia-log.html Excel Templates Rick Calou has developed two Excel templates for graphically tracking your BG levels. One, called Glucose, Time Diet, is simply glucose levels and times and returns a graph and an accompanying place to list your food taken for the day. This is basically the information your doctor wants in a log but with a graph, giving a picture of what your BG has done in a day. The other, called Glucose, Time Carbohydrate Diet, allows users, in consultation with their physicians, to figure insulin doses related to your current blood glucose level and carbohydrate intake. Rick stresses that the second method must be done with your doctor. The link gives clear directions, but the ratios must be fine-tuned under your physician's directions. The URL is http://ieng9.ucsd.edu/+AH4-rcalou/ Glucom Glucom v2.0 is an easy to use application from Paramount Software that will record and communicate your glucose stability, accurately and informatively. It will link to the Boehringer Mannheim range of glucose meters as well as LifeScan's One Touch II. You can download a free evaluation copy from this site. The URL is http://members.aol.com/paramntsw/index.htm Glucomtr Glucomtr v.1.05 is a free program that will make a printable chart of the diabetes glucose level in the blood. The program can be set up in either English or French and requires VB5 run time files. In runs under Windows 95/98/NT. http://download.com.com/3000-2129-908361.html?tag+AD0-lst-0-1 Glucose32.exe Glucose32.exe version 3.5 is a freeware program for downloading data from a LifeScan One Touch (II, Profile, Basic with data port, FastTake, Ultra), Roche Accu-Chek (Advantage or Complete) MediSense (Precision Q.I.D, Xtra, and Sof-Tact), Bayer (Glucometer Dex and EliteXL), and TheraSense (FreeStyle) glucose meter and creating a useful printed output. This program is for all versions of Windows. The URL is http://gcrc.cwru.edu/glucpage.htm Glucose Journal and Database Glucose Journal and Database version 1.0 is a database program by Jonathan R. Allen of Nella+AF8-Ware software in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He says that it is for people with diabetes who test their blood sugar and helps by keeping an organized computer journal or diary of blood glucose test results. Blood glucose records are always perfectly ordered by date and time. A Master Journal displays all records, and four Custom Journals only display records within user defined time/date/glucose /note ranges. This easy-to-use program requires Windows 95/98. The URL is http://www.mindspring.com/+AH4-nellaware/glujodat.html Glucose Data Manager Glucose Data Manager version 1.3.1 is a freeware program offered in either French or English for managing your blood glucose testing. Data have to be input via the keyboard only. This program is for Windows 95/98/NT, according to Andr+AOk- Lefebvre for Program-Action. The URL is http://www.clic.net/+AH4-programa/glucom+AF8-an.html Grafiek (graphical display of blood glucose measurements) Jos Creusen of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, created this Windows program for his own use and is freely sharing it. The program is in English, Dutch, Danish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. It reads values from a file saved by Camit for Windows from AccuTrend meter, which are marketing in the United States as Accu-Chek meters. It also works with LifeScan's One Touch and InDuo meters, Bayer's Glucofast (Glucometer) Dex meters, Roche's Accu-Chek Compete, and Abbott's MediSense Precision Q.I.D. The final version of the program became available in March 2002 and is 5.54 MB. URL is http://httpd.chello.nl/j.creusen/ Health Health is freeware software application for people with diabetes and/or hypertension (high blood pressure). It records and graphs your blood glucose, blood pressure, weight, and A1c values. The BG values can be the United States (mg/dl) or international (mmol/L) standards. The user has to enter the readings manually. The data can be viewed in a line or bar graph. The software contains an array of statistics. The URL is http://www.tcainternet.com/retired/index.html My Diabetes Assistant Raul Serrano says that he developed his program, My Diabetes Assistant, to assist people with diabetes in tracking some of their everyday activities. MDA is a reporting system in which you input data of as many daily activities you wish that relate directly to your glucose control. From simple glucose reading to meals, weight, blood pressure, etc., you decide which you need to monitor. By reviewing/analyzing the reports you can quickly decide how you're doing in the specific areas, and make needed changes to your glucose management if needed. The VB6 runtime files must exist on your system in order for MDA to run. You can download them from a link on his site. MDA is freeware. A commercial version is also available. The URL is http://www.serranoconsult.com/serranodownl.htm NutriSoft sells three similar programs that sound good, but none of them can be recommended for people with diabetes who want to use software to track how their medications and/or insulin, exercise, diet, weight, and state of health affect their blood glucose levels. None of these programs have anything but the most basic blood glucose tracking, and all of them require you to enter your blood glucose levels manually. NutriGenie makes versions of its programs available on-line at many sites, but all of those for diabetes management are severely crippled (they have limited databases and permit nothing to be saved). Perhaps an even more serious criticism of NutriGenie's products is that the company is essentially unreachable. It does not provide a street address, only a post office box number. It does not provide a telephone number, whether toll-free or local. It has three e-mail addresses (nutrigenie+AEA-yahoo.com, NutriSoft+AEA-aol.com, and 71563.124+AEA-compuserve.com, but e-mail directed to any of these addresses goes unanswered. NutriGenie Diabetes Meal Planner This program, version 4.4 for Windows, sells for +ACQ-59. It includes a database of 8,000 items plus the user's own food database. Analyses: RDA, calories, protein, carbohydrate, total fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, potassium and calcium, USDA food pyramid. Features: blood glucose tracker, weight log, diet history, blood pressure log, cholesterol profiler, weight control planner, body mass index, caloric need and caloric expenditure calculators, target heart rate calculator, caloric and nutrient distribution analyzer, search and sort capabilities, convenient food database editing and organizing tools, NutriGenie auto menu generator. The programs Sugar Content of Foods and Omega-3 Counter are included. The URL is http://members.aol.com/nutrigenie/home.html NutriGenie Diabetic Nutrition This program, Diabetic Nutrition version 3.3 for Windows, lists for +ACQ-39 or is +ACQ-29 when purchased directly from NutriGenie at P.O. Box 8226, Stanford, CA 94309. The package includes Sugar Content of Foods but not Omega-3 Counter and does not have utilities to keep track of blood glucose, blood pressure or weight log and diet history which are available in Managing Diabetes version 3.6. It includes a database of 10,000 items plus the user's own food database. The URL is http://members.aol.com/nutrigenie/home.html NutriGenie Managing Diabetes This program, Managing Diabetes version 3.6 for Windows, lists for +ACQ-59 or is +ACQ-49 when purchased directly from NutriGenie at P.O. Box 8226, Stanford, CA 94309. This package includes a database of 10,000 items plus the user's foods and two other programs: Sugar Content of Foods and Omega-3 Counter and has utilities to keep track of blood glucose, blood pressure as well as weight log and diet history which do not exist in Diabetic Nutrition version 3.3, NutriGenie's less complete and less expensive version. The URL is http://members.aol.com/nutrigenie/home.html QuickLog QuickLog, with versions for Windows 95 and 98, is a free program that lets you create a customized, computer-based log book. It will download blood glucose readings from LifeScan's One Touch Profile, and interface programs are in development for the other LifeScan meters. Jeff Kirchner designed QuickLog to be used as a replacement for, or in conjunction with, your normal blood glucose logbook. The URL is http://www.webcreations.ca/+AH4-quicklog/ Two Touch Kirmo Uusitalo in Helsinki, Finland, offers easy-to-use graphical interface for data transmission and analysis for LifeScan's One Touch II meters. Based on the glucose level measurements, an estimation of the patient's daily glucose level curve can be calculated and plotted. Samples can also be inserted manually. Current versions are 1.8.0 for Windows 3.x and 1.9.0 for Windows 95 / NT only. The Two Touch program is distributed using the shareware concept. If you like the product and continue to use it after a trial period of 30 days, you must register it. The registration price is currently +ACQ-25 or FIM 100, whichever you prefer. The URL is http://www.sci.fi/+AH4-keytech/twotouch.html MS-DOS Software AIDA AIDA version 4.0 is an an educational simulator of insulin and dietary adjustment in type 1 diabetes. It contains a simple model of glucose-insulin interaction in the human body. It is intended for simulating the effects on the blood glucose profile of changes in insulin and diet for a typical type 1 patient. AIDA is freeware and runs on MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, or Windows 95/98. The URL is http://www.2aida.org PDM Pro Accu-Chek PDM Pro Patient Data Management System software lets you download data from your Accu-Chek monitor (Accu-Chek Easy or Accu-Chek Advantage) to your computer. This Boehringer Mannheim Corp. program runs under MS-DOS and sells for +ACQ-49.95. The URL is http://www.roche.com/diagnostics/products/c+AF8-prodlist.html Diabetics Assistant Diabetics Assistant version 2.1 by Douglas Williams is a +ACQ-30 shareware Windows application that helps a person with diabetes manage blood glucose data obtained from routine sampling with a blood glucose meter. While the program may be useful to anyone following such a regimen, Diabetics Assistant is particularly well suited to those that use LifeScan's One Touch II or One Touch Profile meters. The program can be obtained from Douglas A. Williams 13725 174th Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052. Diabetic Tools Diabetic Tools is a Hypercard stack for Macintosh to help people with diabetes archive and keep track of their blood glucose levels. It can be downloaded from http://www.diabetic.org.uk/software/mac/ Glucosa Controls This is a Spanish-language program by Ram+APM-n Torra Colom. The URL is http://www.glucosacontrols.com/ Glucofacts The Glucofacts Plus Diabetes Management system works with Bayer's Glucometer M or M+- meters. Bayer does not actively market it but tells me that it has a few disks in stock that it sells for +ACQ-98. The toll-free phone number is (800) 348-8100. You can download an extensive description of the program at fftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/diabetes/software/glucofacts+-dms.info OTVIEW OTVIEW by Merritt Island Technologies is an MS-DOS shareware program that works with One Touch 2 meters. The cost is +ACQ-25 if downloaded, +ACQ-29.00 if the disk is ordered by mail, and +ACQ-30.45 if ordered by credit card. More information can be obtained by writing to Tom McKeever or to Tom McKeever Merritt Island Technologies Inc. 253 Merritt Square, Suite 616 Merritt Island, FL 32952 The program can be downloaded as OTVIEW.ZIP from ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/diabetes/software The Diabetic Daily Log The Diabetic Daily Log (TDDL) is a +ACQ-25 shareware program for DOS, Windows 3.1, and Windows 95 that will track daily activities of a diabetic. It will record glucose test results, insulin/pill medication, weight, blood pressure, exercise, meals, snacks, and general comments. These entries will be used to generate screen and printed reports to be used to help you and your health team (doctor, nurse, or dietitian) to help pinpoint problems in managing diabetes. Various reports are generated to give the glucose averages, glucose ranges, number of lows, highs, and normal readings within a date range. E-mail the author Kenneth Gannon with questions or comments. The URL is http://members.aol.com/kennzo/tddl.htm Touch2 Touch2 by Victor A. Abell is a free program for use with One Touch II or One Touch Profile meters. Two versions may be downloaded from http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d+AF8-06+AF8-150.htm Utility Utility is a freeware MS-DOS program that LifeScan gives away in support of its monitors (but the cable to connect your meter to your computer normally costs +ACQ-5). You can obtain the program and the cable by calling the company's toll-free Data Management Technical Support Line, (800) 382-7226, from Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM PST. The company's URL is http://www.lifescan.com/ Software for Macintosh and Other Computers Accu-Chek Pocket Compass This new programs sends diabetes information directly from your Accu-Chek meter to your personal digital assistant (PDA). It automatically interfaces with the Accu-Chek Active and Accu-Chek Compact blood glucose meters. The new program lists for +ACQ-29.95. The URL is http://www.accu-chek.com/products/main.cfm?pid+AD0-4030 BgMetrics BgMetrics is in the growth stages of becoming a tool for people with diabetes to track and graph their blood glucose readings and food intake on the OS/2 platform. Developed by Wayne Swanson Wayne Swanson of PilarSoft, BgMetrics now reads the Accu-Chek Advantage meter (and possibly the Accu-Chek Easy too). +ACI-Please use it freely until the features are fleshed out and please do not worry about it becoming commercial if you cannot afford it,+ACI- Wayne writes. +ACI-We will find a way to make it available to you.+ACI- The URL is http://www.pillarsoft.net/bgmetrics.html BGP Here's a new tool by Steve Schaeffer for the One Touch Profile that runs on Power Macs. This diabetes management package reads data from a One Touch Profile meter and produces graphs, charts, and statistics to help you manage your self-care. The current release, version 1.0b1, is the first publicly released beta. The URL is http://www.srv.net/+AH4-schasj/ BloodPlot BloodPlot by Eric Jensen collects data from a One Touch II meter and dumps it into an Excel spreadsheet. It is freeware and can be downloaded from http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d+AF8-06+AF8-154.htm DiabetesManager This personal diabetes management program is for the pocket computers from Psion, other EPOC devices, and now includes Nokia 9210/9290 SmartPhones. You can download DiabetesManager 5.24 in English, German, French, or Italian for the Psion Revo/Plus, Series 5mx/Pro, netBook, and netPad+ADs- DiabetesMobil 6.00 in English, German, or French for Nokia 9210/9290 SmartPhones+ADs- or ZuckTage 2.17 in German for the Psion Series 3a/c/mx. These are all shareware programs by Klaus Stahl. The URL in English or German is http://www.diabetesmobil.de Diabetes Mentor Diabetes Mentor version 1.4 from Vigora Inc. in Mukilteo, Washington, runs under Windows 3.1 or higher or on Macintosh System 7 or newer operating system. It computerizes and graphs your diabetes-related measurements, helping you adjust your regime to achieve targeted BGs. The program lists for +ACQ-49.95. The toll-free phone (800) 743-5680. The URL is http://www.vigora.com/ DiabetesPilot DiabetesPilot is a little program by Mike Biewenga, president of Digital Altitudes LLC, for Palm handhelds that does a lot. It records blood sugar measurements, meals and foods as a total or in detail, insulin and medicine intake, estimates insulin requirements based on the carbohydrate content of meals, and features an integrated food database that shows the carbohydrate content of over 4,000 foods. You can use the program free for a trial period, but registration is +ACQ-24. The URL is http://www.diabetespilot.com/ GlucoControl GlucoControl is free PDA software (Pocket PC), that helps to control blood glucose levels. It is available in English, Spanish, Catalan, or German. The URL is http://glucocontrol.undersociety.com/eng/ Ben Brady evaluates the GlucoPilot and DiabetesPilot programs at http://www.clariondeveloper.com/diabetes.zip DiaMac DiaMac by Pagano Technologies Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California, is diabetes analysis software for the Macintosh. It is for use on Macintosh Power PC computers only and requires a LifeScan One Touch interface cable in addition to a Macintosh Modem Cable to import data directly from a One Touch meter. The program currently lists for +ACQ-19.95. The company's e-mail address is sales+AEA-paganotech.com , phone number is (805) 493-9188, and URL is http://www.paganotech.com/ ezManager Animas Corp., the manufacturer of the R1000 Insulin Pump, offers ezManager diabetes management for both PalmOS and Windows based desktop computers. It contains the entire FDA food database, all fast food restaurants, and ability to enter your own recipes and favorite foods for nutritional values. There are entries for BG, insulin, activity, and notes. It charts and graphs as well. You can learn more about ezManager and download it for a 30 day trial period. It lists for +ACQ-99. The URL is http://www.animascorp.com/products/pr+AF8-ezmanager.shtml FlashBolus by Flash EMS FlashBolus, version 2.0, is a application for users of an insulin pump. This calculator will tell you the dose needed to bring your blood glucose level back to your target level using the 1500 rule. Will work on any PDA running on Palm OS 3.0 or higher. Price +ACQ-14.95. The URL is http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?siteId+AD0-1+ACY-jid+AD0-37926CXA193AE2FF4A2D53C1CEXC448B+ACY-productId+AD0-54460+ACY-optionId+AD0-1+AF8-1+AF8-2+ACY-productType+AD0-2+ACY-catalog+AD0-1+ACY-txtSearch+AD0-flashbolus+ACY-sectionId+AD0-0+ACY-platformId+AD0-1 FlashCarb by Flash EMS FlashCarb is an application for users of an insulin pump. This calculator will tell you the dose needed to compensate for your carbohydrate meal intake using your carb : insulin : drop ratio. Will work on any PDA running on Palm OS 3.0 or higher. Price +ACQ-14.95. The URL is http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?siteId+AD0-1+ACY-jid+AD0-37926CXA193AE2FF4A2D53C1CEXC448B+ACY-productId+AD0-54608+ACY-optionId+AD0-1+AF8-1+AF8-2+ACY-productType+AD0-2+ACY-catalog+AD0-1+ACY-txtSearch+AD0-flashcarb+ACY-sectionId+AD0-0+ACY-platformId+AD0-1 FutureWare FutureWare SCG in Orange County, California, offers two Palm programs for diabetes monitoring: Personal GlucoseTracker (previously called Diabetes Monitor) maintains a color-coded graphical history of daily blood glucose, ketone, exercise, and insulin readings. The readings can be printed in several formats, and can be emailed to a physician's or other health provider's office. Also included is a logsheet that can be printed for trips and travel. It also tracks up to four prescriptions, and provides for prescription re-ordering on the Internet. It runs under PalmOS 2 and up and lists for +ACQ-9+ADs- you can download a free demo version for evaluation. The URL is http://www.futurewaredc.com/diabetes/ Diabetes Combo has all the features and functions of the Personal GlucoseTracker program above, but also includes blood pressure readings (systolic, diastolic and optional pulse rate). It runs under PalmOS 2 and up and lists for +ACQ-15+ADs- you can download a free demo version for evaluation. The URL is also http://www.futurewaredc.com/diabetes/ GlucoBase The Web site for GlucoBase PDA says that with exclusive Stylus Free entry it is the easiest, most convenient way to record your blood glucose readings with a Palm-powered personal data assistant. Its companion program, GlucoBase Logbook, is compatible with Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP. Jim Lane distributes GlucoBase as shareware and sells it for +ACQ-17.96 after a free 21-day trial period. The URL http://www.glucobase.com GlucoPilot GlucoPilot is a diabetic management log for the PalmPilot or Palm III (or other Palm OS unit). It logs glucose, insulin, and carbohydrates. Scott Hanselman says that it is the first Pilot application to feature pie and bar charting. He sells the program for +ACQ-29. The URL is http://www.tweak.org/ or, to order it http://www.healthetech.com Ben Brady evaluates the GlucoPilot and DiabetesPilot programs at http://www.clariondeveloper.com/diabetes.zip GlucoTools GlucoTools version 2.0 is a set of tools for the Palm Pilot and HandSpring Visor type PDAs that can assist people with diabetes who use insulin pumps to manage their diabetes. GlucoTools is a free open source tool by Tony Cureington that can double check meal and correction boluses. The URL is http://glucotools.sourceforge.net GlucoTrak GlucoTrak version 1.0 from Blackboard Software in Arvada, Colorado, for the Palm Pilot tracks your blood sugar, insulin or other medicine, food eaten, what you were doing at which times, and glucose level. The program is +ACQ-9.99. The URL is http://store.yahoo.com/bsoftware/glucotrak10.html HealthEngage Diabetes FireLogic Inc. in Arlington, Virginia, offers HealthEngage Diabetes 3.0.0 for MacintoshOS X or Windows. This program allows you to enter glucose readings, medication, insulin, exercise, meals, test results, and personal notes in one session. You can also plan and record meals or directly input carbohydrate intake in grams of carbs. You can add your own foods or use the 6,700 foods from the USDA Nutrient Database. Companion programs run on a Palm and PocketPC. The program with the Palm or PocketPC companion lists for +ACQ-69.99 or for +ACQ-59.99 without the companion program. The URL is http://www.healthengage.com/healthengagediabetes.html Healthmate The Web page of MedData Interactive of Knoxville, Tennesseee, features Healthmate, a portable diabetes management system that makes better blood glucose control practical. Healthmate now runs on all current-model hand-held computers using the Newton OS+IBQ-the new MessagePad 2100, the MessagePad 2000, the eMate 300, and the MessagePad 130. MedData's toll-free phone is (800) 792-2966 and its URL is http://www.meddatai.com/ Health Tracker Health Tracker helps you keep track of and graph any health related measurement. For example, people with diabetes can use it to track their blood glucose levels. Health Tracker is free for you to download and test drive for fifteen days without obligation. If you find Health Tracker useful, you can register your copy for +ACQ-10. The program comes from Black Cat Systems in Westminster, Maryland. Black Cat Systems offers a variety of software programs for the Macintosh computer, including Diet Sleuth, a nutritional database and personal health logbook, where you can select from more than 5,000 different foods from 21 categories, including fast food, lunchmeat, junk food, seafood, and baby food. The URL for Health Tracker is http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/healthtracker.html HP-95 Diabetes Logbook HP-95 Diabetes Logbook software by Jonathan W. Mills packs a lot into the small HP-95 palmtop computer, according to the Children with Diabetes Web site. You can download the program from this site at http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d+AF8-06+AF8-150.htm Insulin Dependant Follow Up +ACY- Control System ARBSoft Inc. in Miami, offers this program for Windows 95/98/ME and the Palm Pilot for +ACQ-80 plus +ACQ-5 shipping and handling. The program helps you to control and manage your blood sugar level and its reaction to insulin, diet, and exercise through user friendly screens and tools. The URL is http://www.arbsoftinc.com Logbook DM Logbook DM version 1.4 is a shareware program by Ryan Bruner for the Palm OS that +ACI-provides the easiest and fastest way to log blood glucose levels, carbohydrate intake, insulin, lows, exercise, ketones, and other notes. Unlike other logbook programs for the Palm OS, LogbookDM has single screen entry and insulin bolus calculation.+ACI- The URL is http://www.palmgear.com/software/showsoftware.cfm?prodID+AD0-44602 Pocket DiabetiCare Pocket DiabetiCare for the Newton 1.x and 2.0 operating system captures blood sugar readings and analyze this information as it occurs. It works with LifeScan's One Touch II and One Touch Profile meters. The URL is http://www.tactile.com/diabetiCare.html SweetSheet SweetSheet version 2.1 by Alaric Faulkner is a full-featured Macintosh program for uploading and analyzing data from all LifeScan One Touch meters, including the new One Touch Ultra. It is freeware and requires a recent version of Stuffit Expander (5.0 or greater) to unstuff it (available from http://www.aladdinsys.com/). SweetSheet can be downloaded from http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d+AF8-06+AF8-155.htm Platform-Independent Software GNU Gluco Control GNU Gluco Control helps you to manage your diabetes. You will find detailed tables, diagrams and statistics. It is platform independent and is written in Java. The program is apparently still under development. The URL is http://sourceforge.net/projects/ggc LXGLUC.wk1 LXGLUC.wk1, version 1.1, is a Lotus 1-2-3 worksheet for diabetes data management. It is useable on every computer running versions 2.4, +ACI-portable+ACI- or above of Lotus 1-2-3, such as the Hewlett-Packard palmtops 95LX, 100LX, 200LX and OG700LX that have Lotus 1-2-3 portable in ROM, or any other MS-DOS or Windows machine. Currently, LXGLUC.wk1 runs only on English versions of Lotus 1-2-3, although the author, Daniel Hertrich, is in Germany. The URL is http://www.daniel-hertrich.de/lxgluc/ SugarLog Daniel Gunderson's SugarLog maintains a log of your blood glucose readings and comments and lets you print them with any word processing program. The program is fast and easy to use. If you are running Windows, SugarLog will appear in a DOS box. It is written in Perl so that it will run on any operating system that will run Perl. The program has been tested without problems on a Windows 95 box, a Windows 98 box, a Windows NT box, and a Unix box and should run under MacPerl and any other operating system that will run Perl. SugarLog is open-source software, which means that you can modify it to fit your own needs. Mr. Gunderson is making frequent revisions of his program. +ACI-Check back often,+ACI- he says. +ACI-If you don't see a feature that you'd like, let me know.+ACI- Perl is also open-source, which means that SugarLog will always be free. If you don't have a current version of Perl on your system, you can get it at http://www.perl.com/pace/pub. If you run Windows 95/98/NT, download the Activestate Win32 version. You will need the dcom extension if you are running Windows 95, but it is not necessary for Windows 98 or NT. You can download SugarLog itself from http://www.gundo.com/sugarlog/ Diet and Food Programs By popular demand, I am starting to include diet and food software that can help people with diabetes. There is a lot out there that I am not familiar with, and I would appreciate your suggestions. Another good resource is NutritionSoftware.org. Life Form Life Form software allows you to easily track just about everything about your health, including what you're eating and how much you're exercising. It includes all the nutrients that most people are interested in, including calories, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein. Life Form contains a database of nutrient values for more than 13,000 foods. It is a commercial Windows program, but you can download a trial version. The URL is http://www.lifeform.com FitDay FitDay.com is a free Web site designed to help you track and analyze the important aspects of your diet and fitness. Your personal FitDay account serves as a food and exercise journal. You track the foods you eat and the exercises you do on a daily basis. Based on your journal entries, FitDay analyzes your diet, exercise, and weight, generating graphical reports on the important aspects of your fitness. The URL is http://www.fitday.com/ CalorieKing CalorieKing Mobile Plus Edition for PalmOS, version 1.1.1, is a user-friendly software application that allows you to track your daily food intake and exercise. It works with the CalorieKing.com food nutrition database. It runs on PalmOS 3.3 or greater and lists for +ACQ-29.95. CalorieKing Mobile Edition for PalmOS, version 1.6.2, is edited to contain the most common foods. All foods contain data for calories, fat, protein and carbohydrate. It runs on PalmOS 3.0 or greater and lists for +ACQ-14.95. CalorieKing Mobile Edition for PocketPC, version 1.0.4, is edited to contain the most common foods. All foods contain data for calories, fat, protein and carbohydrate. It runs on Windows CE 3.0 or greater and lists for +ACQ-14.95. The URL for these programs is http://www.calorieking.com Computer Planned Menus Nutritional Computing Concepts in Zionsville, Indiana, produces the Computer Planned Menus program. It provides food intake analysis, menu planning including automatic menu planning and recipe analysis. The food database includes 16,000 foods and 123 nutrients including foods from USDA Version 14. Data can be uploaded from Bayer, LifeScan and ThereaSense meters. A comprehensive health diary is included. The URL is http://www.ncconcepts.com CarbCheck CarbCheck, version 1.1, is a free carb, fat, protein database of more than 1,000 foods. Uwe Trode designed this program to run on a palm organizer. The URL is http://bellsouthpwp.net/t/r/trode/carbcheck/carbcheck.htm Cook'n for Diabetics You can use this Windows 95/98 program to count calories, carbohydrates, and fats of any recipe or menu. It includes nutrition facts from more than 10,000 products. Cost +ACQ-29.95. The URL is http://www.dvo.com/cookndiabetics.html Diet +ACY- Exercise Assistant Version 4.0 Keyoe Inc. offers four different versions of its food and health tracking software for Windows and the Palm operating system. The software tracks food intake with an inventory of several thousand common foods, including those from popular U.S. restaurants, various exercises, such as walking, golf, and tennis, and various health issues, such as plotting weight loss stats and graphs, and saturated fats. The URL is http://www.keyoe.com Discontinued Software Accutility Accutility Software for use with the Accu-Chek Compete meter was released in December 1998 and discontinued in March 2001. Roche replaced it with Accu-Chek Compass (see in the Windows section above). Avandia.com The Avandia.com Web site announced in September 2001 that it is discontinuing its +ACI-Online Blood Sugar Tracker+ACI- within two weeks. The tracker logged and graphed the blood glucose measurements that you entered manually. BioStore BioStore Pro Version 3.0 for Windows and BioStore L from BioStore International Inc. in Canyon Country, California, are no longer marketed. A demo version limited to 50 records is, however, still available on-line at ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/diabetes/software Blood Glucose Monitor Blood Glucose Monitor Version 1.1 was MS-DOS shareware in support of a One Touch meter, according to Michael Wolfe available from the CompuServe Diabetes Forum or from Norman E. Shimmel 1015 Bonniebrook Road Butler, PA 16001 Phone: (412) 283-2723 However, a message to him at his supposed e-mail address 70043.3364+AEA-compuserve.com bounced. Blood-Sugar.com Blood-Sugar.com provided an online glucose monitoring tool along with health and medical information. Manuel Lynch, in Orange, California, the founder of HTMLFusion, which provides programming services and networks for medical and electronic applications, was the site registrant. The URL was http://www.blood-sugar.com/ Camit for Windows Camit for Windows from Boehringer Mannheim Corp. in Indianapolis, Indiana (now Roche), is now available to the healthcare professional market only and is no longer sold for home use. Roche replaced it with Accu-Chek Compass (see in the Windows section above). Control Diabetes NutriGenie's program called Control Diabetes, version 1.2, is no longer listed at the company's Web site. It calculates fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, protein, and calorie intake and analyzes diet based on supplied data for the common sugars and more than 500 foods. This program for Windows 3.x is shareware that you are free to try and +ACQ-29 if you decide to keep it, according to ZDNet's Software Library at http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode+AD0-0007VV DiabetesManager.com The company advises that, +ACI-due to the current economic uncertainty, our key strategic partner has made the difficult decision not to continue funding DiabetesManager.com.+ACI- This Internet-based medical service company in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provided decision support to control your diabetes based on your physician's prescription. On the site you could enter your home glucose monitoring results accompanied by information about diet and exercise and receive recommendations when necessary to improve your glucose control. The program was available for +ACQ-20 per month with a 30 day money back guarantee. The URL was http://www.diabetesmanager.com DiabetesNow This Web site sponsored by Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of MediSense meters and other products for people with diabetes, included a section where you can manually log your blood glucose, ketones, and HbA1c levels and insulin doses. The company took the site down in February 2002. The URL was https://prod.diabetesnow.com:1446/diabetesnow/about/public.asp Diastats 2.0 This program from Orchard Enterprises in La Mirada, California, seems to be no longer available. It had supposedly been available for +ACQ-29.95 plus +ACQ-3.50 for shipping and handling by calling (800) 252-7492, but that has been the number of a real estate company +ACI-for the past 10 years.+ACI- Maybe you could write: Orchard Enterprises P.O. Box 847 La Miranda, CA 90637 Gluco+ACo-Health Jonathan R. Allen's Gluco+ACo-Health, version 1.00, was a database program for people with diabetes who test their blood sugar. It helped its user keep an organized computer logbook or diary of blood sugar test results. A master logbook displays all records, and two custom logbooks display only record within user defined time/date/glucose ranges. This shareware program, which sold for +ACQ-36.95 when you register it, has been replaced by Jonathan's Glucose Journal and Database, described and linked in the shareware section above. Glucostat This +ACQ-65 Windows 3.1 program from Glucoware in Cleveland, Ohio, is no longer available. +ACI-GlucoStat is no longer being sold,+ACI- writes Gary Argento. +ACI-Could not get the sales volume I needed to continue marketing it.+ACI- However, existing users will need to upgrade the program to avoid Y2K problems. That URL is http://glucoware.hypermart.net/ The Green Door The Green Door by Coleman Green of Sacramento, California, offered three versions of its diabetes management programs plus a separate meal exchange program. He writes in June 1999 that he no longer markets them. The Diabetic Assistant was the complete package. The Recipe Analysis was a stand-alone program that allowed the user to design and modify recipes using an included food database. The Medical Dairy allowed users to record and print out their daily medication and blood test results. The Meal Exchange program helped users figure out the required amounts of the food exchanges that are in a diet for a given number of calories. It also figured out the percentages of carbohydrates, protein, and fat that make up the total calories. It let the user make changes, and then it would calculate the calories and print out a form with the information. LifeHealthy LifeHealthy's Your Personal Health Management Journal included the ability to log and keep a simple graph of your blood glucose readings. The company's Web site is down and their phone has been discontinued. Level This +ACQ-79 program for Windows 3.1 from HealthWare in Buena Park, California, does not seem to be available. The toll-free phone number listed by Michael Wolfe, (800) 682-9375 does not appear to be in service. Perhaps you could write: HealthWare P.O. Box 5396 Buena Park, CA 90620 Medmaster This was a Windows program, but seems to be no longer available. Costing +ACQ-79, it had been available by calling (800) 455-4472, which no longer works. MedMonitor MedMonitor version 1.01 from DataMass Software Inc. of Washington, Missouri, phone (314) 390-2584, is apparently no longer available. It offered Windows 95 software to monitor your medicine. According to e-mail from Tim Albrecht, the vice president and founder of DataMass, +ACI-The MedMonitor V1.01 will help you keep an inventory of your medications, help you keep track of what medications you have taken and what you have not, helps you keep track of your prescriptions remaining for each medication and prescription numbers, glucose test results and produces a properly formatted test report for your doctor to be able to adjust your medications+ADs- it also helps you keep track of changes your doctor makes in your medications or related devices, it provides necessary information for you to be able to tell if your insulin is fresh or not, and it even has a calendar built in to keep track of your appointments and milestones. The normal cost of MedMonitor V1.01 (Diabetes) +AFs-is+AF0- only +ACQ-45.00 after a +ACQ-20.00 mail-in rebate...the price to U.S. Veterans +AFs-is+AF0- only the price of the diskettes and postage and handling (+ACQ-12.00).+ACI- Mellitus Manager Mellitus Manager Version 4.5 by MetaMedix Inc. of Escondido, California, was discontinued in September 2000, following the iMetrikus Inc. acquisition of MetaMedix. The Quantitator According to Children with Diabetes's +ACI-Computerizing Your Meter+ACI- page (see above) Drug ID International Inc. sold THE QUANTITATOR software which, according to Drug ID, converts the daily insulin regimen into hourly amounts of insulin released to the body. However, this site is no longer reachable. Other Resources The Children with Diabetes +ACI-Computerizing Your Meter+ACI- site has one of the best comprehensive reviews of diabetes management software. See http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d+AF8-06+AF8-150.htm I also maintain the faq (frequently asked questions file) for the misc.health.diabetes newgroup. But this file will always be as up-to-date or more so. Bonnie Matlow was diagnosed for two years with diabetes and had trouble finding a good log for her glucose testing and a weekly food and activity chart to use for meal and exercise planning. The linked templates are what she came up with and are easily adaptable. She sent them to me because others might be interested in using them. You can download here as http://www.mendosa.com/Food+ACU-20Exercise+ACU-20Log.htm and http://www.mendosa.com/Medicine+ACU-20Carb+ACU-20Log.htm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---- Go to Meters Resources Page Go back to Insulin Web Resources Page ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---- Copyright 2003 Rick Mendosa. All Rights Reserved. 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