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Ordered an iPhone and iBGStar..

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Hooked, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

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    #1 Hooked, Jun 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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  2. Supreme Wazek

    Supreme Wazek · Newbie

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    Hi,

    I use carbs and cals to monitor my diet, , it's good but could do with a few tweaks.

    I also use a diary app called OnTrack to keep track of my BG, carb and insulin data, it is a free app on Android but would imagine you can get it for your iphone.

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  3. Agnnessa

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    Hi, I've found using MyNetDiary very useful. It allows you to record everything in one place and export reports to take with when u go to see diabetes nurse.


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  4. Neil Walters

    Neil Walters Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you ordered the 5 you will need to get a lightning adaptor too


    Diagnosed Type II 1998 1 x 80 mg Gliclazide, 4 x 500mg Metformin and 1 x 100mg Sitagliptin - HbA1c - 48 mmol/mol
     
  5. steveamos1234

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    My meter came with 25 strips.

    I've only used it for a few of days, but so far it's been quite good. The IPhone app could be better as it's quite basic. If they release a version for the Iphone 5 that would make it ideal as the adapter makes it a bit clunky.

    I won't be using the lacent finger pricker that came with it as it was terrible compared to microlet 2, so I'll continue using that.

    Minor complaints though as overall it's great and I'll now start taking the meter out with me more. It's so small and you can put the case in your pocket. I may look for a smaller container for the strips, as it's big compared to the meter, but that's really only because the meter is so small!
     
  6. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    MyFitnessPal is very useful. It not only records food etc but it has a barcode scanner which will give you carb and other nutritional info for many foods.


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  7. Mr Happy

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    Strava or Map My Run/Ride are good for monitoring exercise!

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  8. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    Thankf for the replies! I will look those up. :D


    Forgot to say that it was the 4s that I ordered, to avoid the need for the adaptor. :wink:
     
  9. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    I've heard that Map my Run can be quite inaccurate mileage wise compared with the Garmin Forerunner 110 (which I have). So will probably stick with the garmin for monitoring my walking and running. But thanks. :)
     
  10. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    Sounds very useful, will def look that one up, thanks. :)
     
  11. QasimH

    QasimH · Active Member

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    Ibgstar in conjunction with the app is very useful I recommend it to all :)


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  12. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    Great stuff!
    I'm guessing as it's come down in price, a new version is maybe on the cards, though I don't know. But I ordered the 4s phone to avoid the need for the adaptor anyway.

    I just use my pen needles on the flesh below my finger nails for my blood tests, so don't care for the finger pricker, one less thing to carry around that way. :wink:

    Crazy how small meters can be these days. I remember my first meter (1986) was a huge big cream thing. You needed a big drop of blood, put blood on the strip, wait two min before wiping off the blood, then put the strip into the machine (or read them off the side of the bottle). Things have def advanced since then! :D
     
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    Hook, definitely Strava then, it can hook up with the data from a garmin!

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  14. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    Fantastic! I'm delighted to hear that. :D
     
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  16. Hooked

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    Haven't done that one, it's not available here. I did a Choices course, which I think is the same kind of idea though.
     
  17. Giverny

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    MyFitnessPal is definitely the way to go. It's not quite as fitness-oriented as the name suggests but is a great way to manage diet, set targets etc.
     
  18. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    Since I got the phone I've been using endomondo to record exercise (mainly walking), carbs and cals to record food (I like how I can look up food and see the size of portion on a plate to select, and of course the iBGStar app for BG levels and insulin. Finding it great, all quick and handy to record everything as my phone is always with me, instead of waiting till the end of the day to write it all in to a crammed diary. Best thing I bought!

    Oh, and not forgetting the Diabetes forum app too! Love it.


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  19. Neil Walters

    Neil Walters Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Best thing I ever did too - better control than ever before for me as a direct consequence


    Diagnosed Type II 1998 1 x 80 mg Gliclazide, 4 x 500mg Metformin and 1 x 100mg Sitagliptin - HbA1c - 48 mmol/mol
     
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