Bottom line: A million registered users can’t be wrong about MySugr, the best diabetes logging app I’ve found.
App name: MySugr Maker: MySugr GmbH Formats: iOS, Android, and web-based Cost: FREE / US$27.99 per year For more information: https://mysugr.com/
MAKING BG LOGGING USEFUL again
I’ve used MySugr (Android) for more than two years. Which is an eternity when it comes to health apps. And I paid for the annual subscription most of that time. Which is a testament to how useful I find MySugr to be.
Several of my friends in the diabetes online community make a point of saying that they no longer keep a BG log. After years filled with meticulously logging BG readings and carb counts that still didn’t result in improved diabetes management, they gave up. For them logging became a judgement. So, I see you were high/low on Thursday, the 14th. What happened there? Logging is no longer a tool for planning or problem solving.
MySugr is designed to give you meaningful feedback both immediately on the screen and later in a report. It’s also designed to make it easy to enter your BG readings and other data. And you get to choose who you share your BG readings with and when.
Immediate, Actionable Information
MySugr is designed to give you feedback on your entries both immediately and later in a lot of different ways. It displays raw numbers, graphs, color coding, and icons. The home screen summarizes today’s stats and by swiping left you can get to weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly stats. Continue reading “App Review: MySugr”
I started writing this post four days ago. I had trouble getting a handle on just where repeal and replace was going. And I’m not the only one…
I started writing this post four days ago.
I had trouble getting a handle on just where repeal and replace was going. And I’m not the only one.
The saga of repeal and replace has had more twists and turns than a LeCarré novel. And while it’s unlikely to bring down this Western democracy, repeal and replace will have a dramatic effect on the 1/6 of the US economy that is healthcare. More importantly, it will undercut the health of millions of Americans whose poorer health will send a shock wave through our society and the rest of our economy.
Where do we go with healthcare reform after months of partisan bickering? We cannot simply ignore one-sixth of the economy and its impact on people’s lives.
This was supposed to be the week when the GOP came back from July recess, ready to vote for the AHCA or the BCRA or whatever they’re calling Trumpcare these days.
REPEAL AND REPLACE DERAILED
But then this happened.
A meeting during the presidential election between Donald Trump, Jr. and a Russian lawyer came to light. It might have been about the election. It might have been about adoptions. It might have been collusion, or corruption, or something else. Donald Jr. kept changing his story. Then he tweeted out a series of emails about this meeting.
Needless to say everyone’s attention in the news media and Washington, was drawn to Russia and its attempts to influence the last presidential election.
Bottom line: Bluetooth connectivity is what makes the Accu-Chek Guide more than just a standard, reliable blood glucose meter.
Why I’m Reviewing the Accu-Chek® Guide
I received an email offering me a free Accu-Check Guide. All I had to do was register online, get a prescription from my doctor, and go to my local pharmacy to pick it up. Easy.
Honestly, I wasn’t in the market for a new blood glucose (BG) meter. I’m perfectly happy with the one I use regularly. There’s only one thing about my current meter that I’d like to change. The meter I use doesn’t connect to my preferred BG logging app, mySugr. I have to manually enter my BG readings into the app
The email I received said the Accu-Chek Guide connects to mySugr. Not having to manually enter my BG readings? For free? Okay, I’ll try it out and see.
OK, it’s not exactly free
At the pharmacy when I picked up the meter I realized that this little experiment wasn’t going to be completely without cost. I had to buy some test strips. The meter came with batteries, a lancing device and lancets, and a generic carrying case. But it didn’t come with any test strips.