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.
The Graphs have colored backgrounds which indicate glucose level ranges. You can adjust these ranges in settings section.
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.
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.
It seems that in order to export your data to Excel, or PDF you will need to sync with the PC version.
Yesterday, I heard a patient advocate say he was thankful for diabetes. He said, “If I had to choose a disease, type 1 diabetes isn’t a bad choice. Sometimes I feel thankful for having it.” The 40-something who said this was speaking on the radio as I was driving. I nearly swerved off the road.
In type 2 diabetes, the body stops responding efficiently to insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar. To compensate for the insensitivity to insulin, many diabetes drugs work by boosting insulin levels; for example, by injecting more insulin or by increasing the amount of insulin secreted from the pancreas. The new study, published in the June 9 issue of PLoS ONE, showed that a different approach could also be effective for treating diabetes — namely, blocking the breakdown of insulin, after it is secreted from the pancreas.