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Review: Glucose Buddy (iOS App)

App Name: Glucose Buddy Version: 3.7.0 Developer: Azumio Date Updated: October 12, 2012 Cost: Free; up to $13.99 for additional features Overall Score/Value: D+ A part of the ongoing review of diabetic glucose applications for iOS/iPhone. Executive Summary Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. An all-around painful experience with useless charting capabilities, whose only saving grace is the tight integration with a …

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Review: mySugr (iOS App)

App Name: mySugr Version: 3.9.0 (Current version 3.10.0) Developer: mySugr GmbH Cost:  Free, in-app purchase for full version $2.99/month, $27.99/year, $139.99/lifetime Overall Score/Value: B+ A part of the ongoing review of diabetic glucose applications for iOS/iPhone. Executive Summary The ease of entry for this diabetic logbook app pushes it to the current winner’s circle as the least onerous utility for …

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Rant: Diabetic Insulin Pumps, A Giant Leap Backwards

I’m a diabetic. Unlike some people who seem to take great pleasure in identifying themselves and building personal brands as diabetics, I don’t like talking about my diabetes. For more than 30 years I’ve worked hard to minimize others’ association between myself and the disease, hopefully with a modicum of success. I’m going to step outside myself this once to indulge …

A Visit to the UK Doctor, pt. 1 (of 2)

Some people have been asking about anecdotes about going to the NHS in England. This is what happened when I first got to the UK and had been there for 2 months.