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Blood Testing & Self Treatment: Your Current Experiences

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Calum Fovargue, May 23, 2014.

  1. SpikeThacker

    SpikeThacker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    the optium neo is a vast imporvement on the optium
     
  2. AndyS

    AndyS Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Collecting all the information is fair and well but I think we are all guilty of treating it as write-only data for the most part. Until we need to make changes.

    Applying some machine learning techniques could actually help out with either alerting you when things are changing that you need to be aware of, or actually giving suggestions on where you should go.
    I work with a bunch of seriously talented computer scientists but the problem is that this, for the most part, is not an interesting computer science problem for them or they are scared to go getting involved in anything that can be perceived as "giving medical advice" due to the legal ramifications.
    Even so I think if you have some sort of service collecting the data and analysing it in the background it could certainly give you some early warnings perhaps.

    I am a big fan on having a smartphone app as a part of the package (maybe not the actual meter) since you can use the accelerometers to collect activity data as well as providing a tool to record data and perhaps do look ups on old meals. I know I forget a particular meal I had in a restaurant 6 months ago where I guessed it perfectly. Tie in to the GPS and the service could kick back at you your history in that location (where it is not work or home at least)
     
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    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but its the Neo that I meant to refer to. Very lightweight but not built to last

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  4. SpikeThacker

    SpikeThacker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    this is obviously a personnal thing, i think the neo is far better than the optium
     
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    high, i have been on a week carb counting course, which was useful and should have been offered to me 20 years ago, only put on it as i showed an interest in the pump.

    meters, the smaller the better love the idea of an all in one, one that pricks your finger and you just drop a drop of blood onto it! i find the acu-check mobile to bulky for me. so a small meter, all in one.

    good luck with project

    (type 1)
     
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