[BCAB] Smart device usage with type one diabetes

Jackie Brown jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 09:31:53 BST 2016


Hi Roger

I think she has the talking monitor, but wants something that she can take
with her at all times to work in conjunction with her iPhone or, if
necessary, an Android device.  She feels such an item would be more useful
given she has her phone with her wherever she goes.

Thanks for your suggestions.


Kind Regards,

Jackie Brown
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Roger
Woolgrove
Sent: 30 August 2016 09:27
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Smart device usage with type one diabetes

Jackie,

Smart check 2 or clever check 2, one is no longer made and the other still
is and test strips are available. It is a talking meter. I'm pretty sure it
is the clever check 2 and I use one twice a day even though I'm not
currently diabetic anymore.
I did try a device which beeped the blood score but cannot remember what it
was called but the unit was pretty big and cumbersome.
I have heard of iPhone compatible devices but the tester part that plugs
into the iPhone were for iPhone4 and the creator had no desire at the time
to make them for later models as they did not catch on.
Your friend's specialist nurse should be able to supply a talking monitor.

HTH

Roger

On 30/08/2016 08:43, Jackie Brown wrote:
> I have a friend who needs to inject Insulin because she has type one 
> diabetes.  She uses an iPhone, but would be willing to also use 
> Android if she can find what she hopes exists to determine when her 
> blood sugars are decreasing.  She currently has no warning of when 
> this is likely to happen, and wonders if:
>
> 1.  There are any accessible pieces of kit on the market that work 
> with an iOS or Android app that would help with this, and
>
> 2.  How accessible any app might be, and whether anyone is using 
> something they could recommend?
>
> Please feel free to drop me a line off list that I can forward to her 
> if you have any suggestions or experience with such equipment and 
> apps.  I think Pam's difficulty is that while she can test her blood 
> sugars, she has no way of knowing when they are dropping until it becomes
quite serious for her.
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Jackie Brown
> Emails: thebrownsplace at btinternet.com
> jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
> jackie at thebrownsplace.info
> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info Read my EyeWrite blog: 
> www.thebrownsplace.info/?page_id=136
> Follow me on Twitter: @thebrownsplace
> Skype: thejackmate
>
>
>
>


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