Today's run is dedicated to Alexander Roebuck. Julia, Alex's Mum contacted me a couple of weeks ago by email after coming across the blog:
“Alex was diagnosed at 11 months old and we took the offer of a pump straight away being fans of technology. The pump enables Alex to have a normal life as possible with diabetes. Because he is so young, he needs fractions of units of insulin and the pump is the only way we can administer this. He can eat what he wants, when he wants, and the temporary basal helps keep his blood glucose under control if he is more or less active in the day. We sometimes use continuous glucose sensors, and set the pump so the basal is automatically cut off if he drops too low, which is very re-assuring at night. We couldn’t imagine using any other way to treat his diabetes"
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Steve has developed the Easy Diabetes App for the iPhone and iPod touch, which helps you quickly and easily record all the information required to enable you to manage your diabetes.
All details can be entered on a single screen, so that you don't have to keep swapping between many screens.
Only the details that you have logged are displayed on the daily log meaning that its kept clear of un-used settings.
Highs and Lows are clearly marked colourful icons to let you quickly assess your levels for the day.
You are in control of what ranges of Blood Glucose levels your aiming for, so that you can set the system to display your exact requirements.
- Log Insulin,
- Log Blood Glucose
- Log Ketones
- Log Notes / Comments
- All data defaults to current date and time, which can then be simply updated.
- All of your entries can be emailed out directly from within the Easy Diabetes as simple tables, and / or as CSV files that can then be imported into a spreadsheet application.
- You can set your own ranges for blood glucose levels, these levels are then used to indicate if your higher, lower or on target for your desired range.
I'm proud to dedicate today's run to young Alex, Julia and Steve.
I extended the run to 7.4 miles (details to follow in the next blog post) - There was a nice surprise waiting for me outside 36 Shaw Hall Bank Road - Thanks Roebucks!
Tomorrow I take the challenge to France for 10 days, so the blog entries may become less frequent, however the running will not.