Diabetes Pilot Review - iPhone App - Page 3

Graphs / Charts

The two graphs available in Diabetes Pilot are colorful, easy to read and can be saved as an image to the camera roll. The graphs can be viewed in three modes; day, week and month. You move thought the days, weeks and months either by using Prev and Next buttons or swiping your finger. If you noticed I said the two graphs, that is because there are only two. One for glucose and one for weight. There are no configuration setting, just a single graph with a single line charting each data point. The day view of the glucose graph does show a little cone along the bottom time line to indicate insulin was used, but no information how much insulin was used.  


Diabetes Pilot Graphs Diabetes Pilot Glucose Day Graph Diabetes Pilot Weight Graph Diabetes Pilot Settings

The Graphs have colored backgrounds which indicate glucose level ranges. You can adjust these ranges in settings section.

Special Features

Diabetes pilot has a feature either not part of most apps or poorly implemented. An insulin calculator based on your current glucose levels and the amount of carbs you are estimated to ingest. You set the ratios for both conditions and Diabetes Pilot will calculate and log the estimated insulin dosage.  

Important: This should not have to be said, but I will anyway. The ratios and insulin values displayed below are for demonstration purposes only and NOT to be used for your own diabetes management. Please discuss all medication usage with your doctor. You have been told.

Diabetes Pilot Insulin Settings Diabetes Pilot Estimated Insulin for Glucose Diabetes Pilot Insulin Estimator for Carbs Diabetes Pilot Log

Exporting

You cannot export the graphs other than sending them from your camera roll as you would any picture by e-mail or text. You can e-mail your log data, but the received e-mail is not formatted for easy viewing.  It is just the raw data without presentation formatting.  Each reading is on its own line, but there are no lines or use of color to help sort the information. The image below is a screen shot of e-mailed data.

Diabetes Pilot Emailed Log

It seems that in order to export your data to Excel, or PDF you will need to sync with the PC version.

 

Each year in the U.S. diabetes results in the amputation of about 65,700 legs or feet. About 85% of those began with a diabetic foot ulcer. And for Dr. David Schwegman, the mission to educate people about the issue is personal.

His father, a diabetic, had a foot ulcer that resulted in the amputation of his left leg, which contributed to his death, his son said.

"He became a statistic," Schwegman said. "He was one of the 50% of people that died within five years after having an amputation."
www.thechart.blogs.cnn.com

Boston, MA—In a new study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that eating processed meat, such as bacon, sausage or processed deli meats, was associated with a 42% higher risk of heart disease and a 19% higher risk of type 2 diabetes. In contrast, the researchers did not find any higher risk of heart disease or diabetes among individuals eating unprocessed red meat, such as from beef, pork, or lamb. This work is the first systematic review and meta-analysis of the worldwide evidence for how eating unprocessed red meat and processed meat relates to risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
www.hsph.harvard.edu