Technology and Diabetes?

I was looking for cool examples of people with chronic disease using technology in novel ways. There are tons of interesting iphone apps, I was wondering if anyone had seen anything else?

Here's an example:) 

http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23bgnow people tweeting their BS. I assume people do this for solidarity, community visibility, celebrating/commiserating, i've done it once or twice too. I think it's pretty cool to see the community come together that way!

Here's another cool example, people in wheelchairs documenting the places that are (and aren't) accessible

http://en.wheelmap.org/

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I was looking for cool examples of people with chronic disease using technology in novel ways. There are tons of interesting iphone apps, I was wondering if anyone had seen anything else?

Here's an example:) 

http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23bgnow people tweeting their BS. I assume people do this for solidarity, community visibility, celebrating/commiserating, i've done it once or twice too. I think it's pretty cool to see the community come together that way!

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I tag a lot of my tweets as #bgnow #diabetes #dsma (the weekly diabetes social media talk) and etc haha

so far I haven't found a single iphone app useful for diabetes to the point that I always want to use it.

I paid and downloaded "Track3" to help with carb counting and logging my meals, and it has been useful at times for carb counting (though they only have a few Canadian versions of the restaurants. In those cases I've looked at the American listing for that restaurant but most of the restaurants it lists aren't in Canada at all) but I can't bring myself to use it on a regular basis..

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[quote user="John"]

I was looking for cool examples of people with chronic disease using technology in novel ways. There are tons of interesting iphone apps, I was wondering if anyone had seen anything else?

Here's an example:) 

http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23bgnow people tweeting their BS. I assume people do this for solidarity, community visibility, celebrating/commiserating, i've done it once or twice too. I think it's pretty cool to see the community come together that way!

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I tag a lot of my tweets as #bgnow #diabetes #dsma (the weekly diabetes social media talk) and etc haha

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Me too! :) I also use hashtags like #sweatbetes (for people with diabetes working out), #bgwed (blood glucose readings on Wednesdays), and #dblog (diabetes blogs).  There are a BUNCH of us on Twitter.

 

Argh, this makes it really hard not to join Twitter.

I love staying in the loop with other 'beetis folk.

Ideen! 

yay for twitter! come on, ideen, you know you want to!

and kim, you forgot #bluntlancet! ;)

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Ideen! 

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!! I didn't get a cookie and I've signed up for 4 accounts! I damn 4 cookies!

Apparently you didn't coincide with the "limited time"!  (I didn't either!)  :D

Yes, how could I forget #BluntLancet??

I want to tweet my blood sugar! So cute :D

I've (so far) avoided Twitter too, Ideen, although sometimes I FB esp annoying BG's...

 

Endo: Did you download your BG readings for your appt?

Me: Don't you follow me on Twitter?!