Diabetes Pilot uses all the expected accessibility shortcuts and tab navigation but the use of color only to convey important information could be a problem for some users. The rest of the program is far more accessible than most software. I was able to perform all major functions without a mouse. There are a few very minor focus issues when using Alt + shortcuts, but nothing that blocked functionality. Overall I found Diabetes Pilot far more accessible than most software of this type.
Diabetes Pilot is intuitive to use. The developers have done a good job laying out the components of the software. It is easy to find what you need. The user interface is a little institutional in design but it works.
Under the File section you can choose to backup datasets per user for safe keeping or if you are migrating to a new computer. After several backups and imports of my data I had no issues. Diabetes Pilot periodically makes backups of your data and you can choose to restore your database from one of these backups.
The developers of the software have done a good job in providing built-in tools to repair the database and restore to earlier conditions. In conducting my review I pounded on this software and did things that break most databases. Not once did I have to restore the database from a backup.
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.
Insulin therapy is all about balance and fine-tuning. It’s normal to experience a challenge or two, especially when you begin the regimen.