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.

 

Although accurate and convenient for detecting type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in adults, current HbA1c cutoffs may not be enough to diagnose diabetes in children.

A 2010 clinical practice guideline from the American Diabetes Association recommends that physicians exclusively use the HbA1c assay to detect diabetes. The guidelines recommend a cutoff of 6.5% or greater for diagnosis.

However, researchers for two recent studies highlight significant vulnerabilities in the recommended test’s ability to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes in children.
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Recent headlines about cinnamon are the result of an accidental finding in a Maryland USDA research center. Incredibly, the catalyst was as American as good old apple pie, flavored with -- what else -- cinnamon. Scientists were testing the effects of various foods on blood sugar (glucose) levels. They expected the classic pie to have an adverse effect, but instead they found it actually helped lower blood glucose levels.

The researchers then took their surprising discovery and tested it in a small 60 patient study conducted in Pakistan, reporting in the journal Diabetes Care. All the patients had been treated for type 2, adult onset diabetes for several years and were taking anti-diabetic drugs to increase their insulin output. But they were not yet taking insulin to help process their blood glucose. The subjects were given small doses of cinnamon ranging from as little as a quarter teaspoon to less than 2 teaspoons a day for 40 days.
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