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On-line Diabetes Resources

Part 13: Software
By Rick Mendosa

Tracking Diabetes on the Web Since 1995
Most Recent Update: October 5, 2003

This Web page brings together in one place descriptions of and links to only
those Web pages dealing with software for diabetes management, but is linked
to the 15 other On-line Diabetes Resources pages dealing with other Web
pages, other parts of the Internet, and other on-line services. Since
February 9, 2003, this page has been mirrored as the misc.health.diabetes
newsgroup's FAQ at http://isc.faqs.org/faqs/diabetes/software/.


Log Sheet or Spreadsheet
A log sheet is an alternative or adjunct to software. There are a lot of
different log sheets out there, but the best, in my opinion, is one
developed by Jean-Fran+AOc-ois Yale, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine,
Crabtree Nutrition Laboratories, McGill Nutrition and Food Science Centre,
Royal Victoria Hospital, and Director, Metabolic Day Centre. I met with him
in Montreal in August 2002, and at that time he authorized me to make his
log sheet available on my Web site. Dr. Yale's log sheet lets you enter
blood glucose readings, insulin dosages, carbohydrate grams, and exercise
(which you can put on a scale of 1 to 5) for any hour of the day. Before
printing the log sheets remember to change the page layout to landscape and
when you are finished to change it back to the usual portrait layout. Two
pages of the log sheet cover the seven days of the week. It is an Adobe
Acrobat PDF file, which requires the free Acrobat Reader, available at
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html, if you don't have it
already. Download the log sheet at http://www.mendosa.com/logsheet.pdf.

A spreadsheet is yet another way to track your blood glucose readings,
insulin dosages and ratio, carbohydrates grams, and exercise. Sally Hines
developed this spreadsheet template and kindly authorized me to make it
available here. To view it you need to have Microsoft Excel. The URL of
Sally's spreadsheet template is http://www.mendosa.com/BGspreadsheet.xls.
You can also download it as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat file) as
http://www.mendosa.com/BGspreadsheet.pdf

If you have OpenOffice 1.0 or StarOffice 6.0, Rick Strickland has converted
the Excel spreadsheet and has made it available free of charge. The URL is
http://www.mendosa.com/BGspreadsheet.sxc

Web-Based Software
AIDA On-Line
AIDA On-line offers the opportunity to simulate the effects of changes in
insulin and diet on the blood glucose profile of a +ACI-virtual diabetic
patient.+ACI- You can run simulations without charge in your Web browser window.
The simulator allows you to see the effect of changes in insulin and diet on
the blood glucose profile of example patients with diabetes. AIDA On-line
provides 40 case scenarios with different problems to be solved by
interactively simulating the +ACI-virtual diabetic patient.+ACI- Users can add more
cases. The approach is not intended for individual patient glycemic
prediction or therapy planning, but is offered as an interactive
educational/self-learning tool. A downloadable version of the simulator is
also available and is linked above in the +ACI-Shareware and Freeware Windows
Software+ACI- and +ACI-MS-DOS Software+ACI- sections. The URL for AIDA On-line is
http://www.2aida.org/online. The AIDA U.S. mirror site can be accessed at
http://www.2aida.net/online.

Bayer Care: Blood Sugar Log
The Online Blood Sugar Log lets you keep track of all your blood sugar test
results on the Web. The URL is
http://www.bayercarediabetes.com/diabcare/aboutdiab/index.asp

CBSHealthWatch
CBSHealthWatch by Medscape has a bare bones and hard-to-find blood glucose
tracker on its Web site. To get to it you need first to register then click
on +ACI-Daily Diary+ACI- and then on +ACI-Blood Glucose.+ACI- The URL is
http://healthwatch.medscape.com/medscape/p/gcommunity/ghome.asp

CWD Co-Pilot
CWD CoPilot allows patients to upload meter and insulin dosing data to an
online database. CWD CoPilot can generate graphs and charts from the data to
help patients identify patterns. The data can also be shared with a
patient's health care team. (There's a separate HCP registration area.)
While CWD CoPilot is sponsored by TheraSense, it supports the use of any
blood glucose monitor. Owners of TheraSense products can upload their data
automatically right now. The URL is
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/copilot/


DailyRating
DailyRating.com offers a question for you to answer on +ACI-What was your Blood
Sugar level today?+ACI- All readings are in mmol/L, which we don't use in the
U.S. and allow for only one reading a day. You can keep your ratings and
journal private (the default) or make them public. The site produces line or
bar charts from your readings. The neatest feature of this site is that you
can update your daily reading by replying to a daily e-mail from the site.
+ACI-You have the ability to create your own questions,+ACI- CEO Calvin Tarlton
points out to me. +ACI-So, for example, if the current diabetes question is not
tracking what you need, then you can easily create another one that tracks
exactly what you want. In addition, you could set up multiple questions for
different reading times.+ACI- The URL is
http://www.dailyrating.com/home/bloodsugarrating

DiabetEASE
DiabetEASE Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is the first site to provide
free on-line software that allows you to automatically upload data from any
one of several meters to track your blood glucose levels. Just connect your
meter to one of your computer's serial port with the meter's cable, click a
couple of times, and your data is displayed in easy-to-read graphs that can
be customized to show your blood glucose levels according to day, week,
month, or by events such as exercise or meals. The program also graphs
insulin.
Currently, the program works with these meters: LifeScan One Touch Basic
Meter (with data port)+ADs- LifeScan One Touch II Meter+ADs- LifeScan One Touch
Profile Meter+ADs- LifeScan FastTake Meter (with FastTake Adapter), the LifeScan
SureStep Meter (with data port), and the LifeScan One Touch Ultra+ADs- Bayer
Glucometer Dex+ADs- Bayer Glucometer Elite XL+ADs- and the TheraSense FreeStyle.

The program now works with with both Microsoft's Internet Explorer and
version 4 of the Netscape browser.

The URL is
http://www.diabetease.com/


Diabetes Assistant
Roche Diagnostics, the manufacturer of Accu-chek meters, provides the
Diabetes Assistant, a free online tool allowing you to transfer Accu-Chek
blood sugar results electronically or enter by hand. It works with the
Windows operating system. You can transfer the results by hand or, if you
have Accu-Chek Active, Accu-Chek Advantage, Accu-Chek Compact, Accu-Chek
Complete, or Accu-Chek Instant DM meter, you can transfer them
electronically. The URL is
https://www.accu-chek.com/dastart/index.cfm

Diabetes HomeCare Center
Rose Technologies Inc. in Bellevue, Washington, a developer of children's
software, sponsors the Diabetes HomeCare Center. The site provides an
electronic logbook as well as statistical and graphical analyses of the
user's blood glucose levels. The site has software that will download the
data from several blood glucose meters and transmit it directly to the Web
site. Currently, the program works with five meters: the Glucometer Dex,
Glucometer Elite XL, MediSense Precision Xtra, LifeScan One Touch II, and
LifeScan One Touch Profile. The URL is
http://www.homecarecenter.com/

DiabetesResearch
The DiabetesResearch online glucometer project is a free resource designed
to assist in the self-management of diabetes. It's an interesting Java-based
approach. The just-released beta version 2 makes it easier to navigate. The
URL is
http://www.diabetesresearch.com/

Dia-Log.com
Dia-Log.com, your On-Line Diabetes LogBook, lets you track your blood
glucose, regular and long-lasting insulin, carbohydrates, and other foods.
Entry is manual. It's now totally free. The URL is
http://www.dia-log.com/

DiaTrak
DiaTrak helps you track your blood glucose levels, dosages, weight, meals,
and more. The URL is
https://www.diatrak.com/diatrak/default.aspx

Ecivon
Ecivon in Bluffton, Ohio, includes an on-line blood glucose monitoring tool
where you can enter glucose values manually that you and your health care
providers can view. It shows graph and list data, for before breakfast,
after breakfast, before lunch, after lunch, before dinner, after dinner, and
other. The site recently added numerous data graphing and tabular options
and soon we will have automated upload of the Ascensia Dex2, Ascensia Elite
XL, the Therasense Freestyle, and the OneTouch Ultra, with more later. The
URL is
http://www.ecivon.info

FreeStyle CoPilot
TheraSense Inc. has launched FreeStyleCoPilot. It is a free, Web-based
diabetes management tool that lets you upload blood glucose data and share
it with your diabetes team. The URL is
http://www.therasense.com/freestylecopilot/

Glucovance Daily Type 2 Diabetes Log
This online Daily Type 2 Diabetes Log lets you record all of your results on
a daily basis, helping you see what does and does not work in your diet,
exercise, and medication plan. The log calculates your daily and weekly
averages and lets you know if you're within your target range. What this
site does that I have never seen before is allowing you to return to update
your numbers without logging in with a password, etc., as long and you use
the same computer and browser. The URL is
http://www.glucovance.com/glucovance/channels/channels.jsp?BV+AF8-UseBVCookie+AD0-Yes+ACY-channelName+AD0-Left+-Navigation+ACU-2f275+ACU-40Tools+-and+-Resources+ACU-2f35+ACU-40Daily+-Type+-2+-Diabetes+-Log

GlucoWeb Ron Swain offers these pages to provide people with diabetes with a
place on-line to keep their electronic log books and analyze their readings.
Instructions are provided along the way for assistance in using the many
functions available. The URL is
http://www.glucoweb.net/

HealthAtoZ
This general health site offers a range of diabetes tracking tools,
including blood glucose, weight, medications, mealtimes, and exercise. The
software does not support automatic uploading. The results, which are kept
in a daily diary, are charted and graphed and can be emailed to a person's
healthcare provider. The Diabetes Type 1 Diary is located at
http://www.healthatoz.com/atoz/diabetes1/diabetesindex1.asp and the Diabetes
Type 2 Diary is located at
http://www.healthatoz.com/atoz/diabetes2/diabetesindex2.asp
Lifeclinic
Lifeclinic.com offers a place where you can track your glucose as well as
your blood pressure, pulse, weight, and cholesterol. Uploading is manual.
The URL is
https://www.lifeclinic.com/

Lifetoolz
Lifetoolz offers tools for tracking blood sugar and carbohydrates. Currently
blood sugar uploading is manual, but automatic uploading is in the works.
The URL is
http://www.lifetoolz.com


MyDiabetes
The MyDiabetes Web site has a personal +ACI-Daily Diary+ACI- for tracking blood
glucose levels, medication usage, diet, exercise, quality of life, and your
care schedule. It lets you review graphs that provide feedback about your
progress and the relationships among your medication usage, diet, exercise,
and blood glucose levels. The URL is
http://www.mydiabetes.com/.

MyHealthChannel
MyHealthChannel, a part of iMetrikus, a Carlsbad, California-based e-Health
company, includes an on-line blood glucose tracking program. It supports
automatic uploading of blood glucose readings from a wide range of meters
made by Roche, LifeScan, MediSense, and Bayer. The URL is
http://www.myhealthchannel.com/

Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk offers an electronic logbook to keep track of your daily blood
sugar readings, the insulin type, and the dosage you used. You manually
enter your numbers and the data is automatically presented in graphs and
tables. The URL is
http://www.diabetesdiary.com/health/dwk/info/diary/diary.asp

WiredCare
WiredCare offers automatic uploading from your TheraSense FreeStyle meter.
The URL is
http://www.wiredcare.com

Commercial Windows Software
Accu-Chek Compass
This new Windows program automatically interfaces with Accu-Chek Advantage,
Accu-Chek Complete, Accu-Chek Active and Accu-Chek Compact blood glucose
meters. It replaces Accutility, which Roche discontinued in March. The new
program itself lists for +ACQ-29.99. The necessary cable is +ACQ-30. The URL is
http://www.accu-chek.com/products/main.cfm?pid+AD0-4020

Balance PC
Aureliu Porumbescu, president of Proactive Metabolics Inc. in Gainesville,
Florida, writes that his company is now selling the high rated Balance PC,
which has been unavailable ever since MediLife Inc. stopped selling it.
Balance PC, a Windows-based product that offers total disease management for
individuals with diabetes, is one of the best diabetes management programs.
It includes a +ACI-smart health calendar+ACI- that lets you keep daily track of all
your health events, including insulin, BG readings and food intake. For food
intake it also includes a database of 18,000 foods with information on 12
nutrients. The program has now been reduced to +ACQ-29.95. The URL is
http://www.proactivemetabolics.com/
Gretchen Becker reviews Balance on this Web site.


BD Diabetes Software
Jane Jeffrie Seley, GNP, MPH, MSN, CDE, kindly contributed the following
review. She is Clinical Coordinator and Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, Mount
Sinai Endocrine Associates, New York.

Manufactured by BD, a medical technology company in Franklin Lakes, New
Jersey, BD Diabetes Software offers a diabetes management program for BD
blood glucose meters where you can download, print, and view charts with a
single click of the mouse. A Quick Start Guide will take you through set up
and installation. A Quick Reference Guide will then help you understand and
interpret charts and create your own Self Care Page. Blood glucose targets
and before and after meal time periods are easily modified in this program.
Blood sugar and insulin can be displayed at the same time to streamline
pattern identification and management changes. BD Diabetes Software runs on
Windows 95 or greater as well as Pentium II processor at 233 MHz or greater
using an available USB or serial port. To enhance ease of use, the program
is designed to look and feel like navigating a website. The software and
cable connector is available from BD at a suggested retail price of +ACQ-59.99
at 1-888-232-2737 or http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/bgm/software.jsp

CheckLink
This Windows 3.1 and Windows 95/98 program from QuestStar Medical Inc. in
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, works with its CheckMate Plus monitor. It sells for
+ACQ-39.95. The URL is
http://www.queststarmedical.com/

DIABASS
DIABASS (Diabetes Assistant) by Oliver Ebert, who himself has diabetes,
supports input from many meters. The currrent version 4.0 supports the
following meters: Accu-Chek Compact, Accu-Chek Active, Accu-Chek Comfort,
Accu-Chek Sensor (+AD0-Accu-Chek Easy), Accu-Chek Instant DM, Accu-Chek
Complete, Accutrend GC, Reflolux S, One Touch II, One Touch Profile,
FastTake, GlucoTouch, OneTouch Ultra, Glucometer DEX (Glucometer
Esprit),Glucometer Elite XL, MediSense Precision Q.I.D, Precision Q.I.D Pen
Sensor, MediSense Precision Xtra, MediSense SoftSense (MediSense Sof-Tact),
FreeStyle, Omnitest Sensor, Menarini Glucocard PC, Menarini Glycomen PC.
Additionally, data from the following blood pressure meters may be
transferred: visomat handy PC, boso mediwatch PC, boso medilife PC, boso
medicus PC, NAIS Diagnostec Professional PC, NAIS Memory PC, ActiVita Kombi,
ActiVita Mobil, ActiVita Station.

It produces graphs and statistical analysis of insulin dosages and blood
sugars, also it allows tracking of blood pressure, dietary behavior,
medicines and appointments. Pump patients may define individual pump
profiles and track pump events.

The program comes on CD-ROM for Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, ME, and NT. The
software and on-line documentation is available in English, French, and
German. DIABASS is available from local resellers and pharamacies, as well
as from the FIT Foundation or diabass+AEA-mediaspects.de or
diabass+AEA-diabetes-forum.com. The price is 50 EURO (about US+ACQ- 57) plus
shipping. The URL is http://diabtrends.com/db4eng.htm .


Diabetes Diary from Tricalico Interactive in Phoenix, Arizona, tracks daily
nutrition and blood glucose levels (manually) as well as exercise and
medication notes. The program lists for +ACQ-29.95. The phone number is (602)
547-8639 and the URL is
http://www.tricalico.com/diabetes.html

Diabetes Mentor
Diabetes Mentor version 1.5v27 from Vigora Inc. in Mukilteo, Washington,
runs under Windows XP/2000/NT/98ME/98/95 or on Macintosh OS8/OS9/OX10
(classic). It computerizes and graphs your diabetes-related measurements,
helping you adjust your regime to achieve targeted BGs. Diabetes Mentor
supports LifeScan's Profile and One Touch II meters. The program lists for
+ACQ-49.95. The toll-free phone (800) 743-5680. The URL is
http://www.vigora.com/
Gretchen Becker reviews Diabetes Mentor on this Web site.


Diabetes Partner PC
NuMedics Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, specializes in the development of
disease management software, with initial focus on diabetes. NuMedics
products include CliniPro, an easy-to-use electronic patient record and
diabetes data analysis tool for healthcare professionals, and Diabetes
Partner PC, a tracking application that assists patients in the
self-management of diabetes. Diabetes Partner PC supports Bayer's Dex+ADs-
Boehringer Mannheim's Accu-Chek Advantage and Accu-Chek Easy+ADs- LifeScan's One
Touch Profile and One Touch II, and Medisense's Precision Q.I.D. meters. The
program sells for +ACQ-99.00. Their toll free number is (888) CliniPro and the
URL is
http://www.numedics.com/
Gretchen Becker reviews Diabetes Partner on this Web site.


Diabetes Tracker
DIAsoft Technologies, a division of Prihar Holdings Ltd. in Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada, sells the Diabetes Tracker Blood Glucose Meter
Data Management System. It is designed specifically for reporting on your
blood glucose levels. By simplifying the process of downloading and
organizing your readings, Diabetes Tracker allows you to view and print
understandable charts and reports. You can download an evaluation edition
from the company's Web site, or purchase the standard or professional
edition. Diabetes Tracker claims to import records from Bayer's Elite
(which, however, lacks a data port), Boehringer Mannheim's Accu-Check +AFs-sic+AF0-
(type not specified, and it refused to import data from an Accu-Chek
Advantage), LifeScan's One Touch Profile and One Touch II, and Medisense's
Precision Q.I.D. meters. The company offers separate versions of the
standard edition for Windows 3.1 and for Windows 95/98 or NT. The price is
+ACQ-89.95 less a +ACQ-25 mail-in rebate until December 31, 1998. The toll-free
order line is 1 (888) 221-0033 and the URL is
http://www.prihar.com/
Gretchen Becker reviews Diabetes Tracker on this Web site.


Diabetes Works
ITA Software Inc. in Cascade, Idaho, provides a bundle of five programs
called Diabetes Works. The program supports LifeScan's One Touch Profile and
One Touch II meters.The cost is was just reduced in summer 2001 from +ACQ-79.95
to +ACQ-19.95 for on-line purchases and direct download. The toll-free phone
number is (800) 820-6084. The URL is
http://www.diabetesonline.com/
Gretchen Becker reviews Diabetes Works on this Web site.


DiaTrends
DiaTrends by Overlook Software in Greensboro, North Carolina, is designed
for health care professionals to help track and improve diabetes management
outcomes. The system was designed by practicing clinical endocrinologists.
DiaTrends is designed to run under Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0 (with
service pack 3) or higher. The one-physician single PC license is available
for an introductory price of +ACQ-2,200. The network configuration is available
for introductory prices starting at +ACQ-3,200 for a one-physician license with
2 concurrent users. The phone is (336) 274-0066, the e-mail address is
info+AEA-overlooksoftware.com, and the URL is
http://overlooksoftware.com/

ezManager
Animas Corp., the manufacturer of the R1000 Insulin Pump, offers ezManager
diabetes management for both PalmOS and Windows based desktop computers. It
contains the entire FDA food database, all fast food restaurants, and
ability to enter your own recipes and favorite foods for nutritional values.
There are entries for BG, insulin, activity, and notes. It charts and graphs
as well. You can learn more about ezManager and download it for a 30 day
trial period. It lists for +ACQ-99. The URL is
http://www.animascorp.com/products/pr+AF8-ezmanager.shtml

FreeStyle Connect
TheraSense Inc., the manufacturer of the FreeStyle blood glucose meter,
offers FreeStyle Connect to track your blood glucose readings. Version 1.6
of the program costs +ACQ-75 and includes the software on CD-ROM disc or floppy
and the interface cable. The toll-free phone number is (888) 522-5226. The
URL is
http://www.therasense.com/freestyle/dataManagementHome.html
Al Behrens reviews FreeStyle Connect on this Web site.

Steve Michel reviews FreeStyle Connect on this Web site.


FutureWare
FutureWare SCG in Orange County, California, offers two programs for
diabetes monitoring:

Personal GlucoseTracker (previously called Diabetes Monitor) maintains a
color-coded graphical history of daily blood glucose, ketone, exercise, and
insulin readings. The readings can be printed in several formats, and can be
emailed to a physician's or other health provider's office. Also included is
a logsheet that can be printed for trips and travel. It also tracks up to
four prescriptions, and provides for prescription re-ordering on the
Internet. It runs under Windows 9x/NT/2K/XP and sells for +ACQ-29. The URL is
http://www.futurewaredc.com/diabetes/

Diabetes Combo has all the features and functions of the Personal
GlucoseTracker program above, but also includes blood pressure readings
(systolic, diastolic and optional pulse rate). It runs under Windows
9x/NT/2K/XP and sells for +ACQ-49. The URL is also
http://www.futurewaredc.com/diabetes/

GlucoGraph
Bryan Miller Software in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, offers this program for
Window 95 and up for +ACQ-49.95. The site now also includes a downloadable demo
version, a screen shots page, and the ability to graph diet, exercise, and
medicine simultaneously with your blood sugars. The URL is
http://www.bryansoftware.com

Glucose Manager
This program for Windows 95/98/NT/2000 is designed to assist a person with
diabetes to track and evaluate their blood sugar fluctuations. Regular
checking of blood glucose by using any glucose meter can be entered directly
into the program on a daily basis or entered from a log book at one time
periodically. This program does not support downloading glucose monitor data
to the program. Ray Whittemore, who himself has diabetes wrote this program.
His company, Specialty Software in Corvallis, Oregon, sells it for +ACQ-29.95.
The URL is
http://www.proaxis.com/+AH4-rwi/glumgr.htm

HealthDesk OnLine for Diabetes
HealthDesk OnLine for Diabetes by HealthDesk Corporation in Berkeley,
California, records and analyzes glucose readings and lots more. It
currently interfaces with Roche/Boehringer Mannheim's Accu-Chek III,
Accu-Chek Advantage, Accu-Chek Easy, MediSense's Precision Q.I.D., and
LifeScan's One Touch Profile meters. It allows you to plan and track both
nutrition and exercise, organize your medical records and health history,
and access consumer and clinical online resources. It also provides access
to the online resources of the American Diabetes Association. The program
lists for +ACQ-79.95. The company's toll-free phone number is (888) 343-4380 and
the URL is
http://www.healthdesk.com/web/index.asp
Gretchen Becker reviews HealthDesk on this Web site.


HealthEngage Diabetes
FireLogic Inc. in Arlington, Virginia, offers HealthEngage Diabetes 3.0.1
for Windows or MacintoshOS X. This program allows you to enter glucose
readings, medication, insulin, exercise, meals, test results, and personal
notes in one session. You can also plan and record meals or directly input
carbohydrate intake in grams of carbs. You can add your own foods or use the
6,700 foods from the USDA Nutrient Database. Companion programs run on a
Palm and PocketPC. The program with the Palm or PocketPC companion lists for
+ACQ-69.99 or for +ACQ-59.99 without the companion program. The URL is
http://www.healthengage.com/healthengagediabetes.html

HealthView for Diabetes
The HealthView for Diabetes Management Software site features HealthView and
provides information on how people with diabetes can use use it to improve
their diabetes therapy. HealthView is a comprehensive diabetes management
program for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 offered by Health Management Software
Inc. of Roswell, Georgia. HealthView for Diabetes supports LifeScan's One
Touch Profile and One Touch II meters. The HealthView Patient Version lists
for +ACQ-39.95, and there is also a professional version. Robert Santoyo, the
company's president, has had type 1 diabetes for 14 years and has been
involved in diabetes management software research for the last six years.
The company's toll-free number is (888) 458-4648. The URL is
http://www.healthviewdiabetes.com/
Gretchen Becker reviews HealthView on this Web site.


Insulin Dependant Follow Up +ACY- Control System
ARBSoft Inc. in Miami, offers this program for Windows 95/98/ME and the Palm
Pilot for +ACQ-80 plus +ACQ-5 shipping and handling. The program helps you to
control and manage your blood sugar level and its reaction to insulin, diet,
and exercise through user friendly screens and tools. The URL is
http://www.arbsoftinc.com

MyBolus will easily and precisely calculate the bolus for insulin dependent
diabetics, writes Jeffrey A. English, CEO of Maxi-Med in Alpharetta,
Georgia, which plans to have MyBolus on the market next year. The user will
simply enter personal information and the software will automatically
calculate the precise insulin dosage, he states. It is not a logbook. You
will be able to incorporate it into any current brand of pump or a Palm-like
device. It will also be sold as a standalone application to be downloaded to
a computer. The company is surveying prospective users at
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u+AD0-24578114615 and the company's URL is
http://www.maxi-med.com

NovoLink
NovoLink Version 2.0 creates and manages your daily glucose and medication
database. This program, from National Institutes of Disease Management in
Miami Beach, Florida, runs on Windows 3.1 or greater. NovoLink does not
support the automatic download of data from any meters. The price is +ACQ-99.00.
The phone number is (305) 534-9970, and the URL is
http://www.nidm.org/novolink.htm
Gretchen Becker reviews NovoLink on this Web site.


One Touch
LifeScan Inc., a Johnson +ACY- Johnson company, in Milpitas, California
manufactures blood glucose monitoring systems and also provides diabetes
management software called One Touch (formerly In Touch). The current U.S.
version is 2.0. This program was designed for use on your PC with all of
LifeScan's meters that have a data port. The program requires Windows 95 or
higher. You can buy the interface cable (+ACQ-19.99 plus shipping and handling)
and download the program at no cost from
http://www.lifescan.com/products/otdms/software.html.

Precision Link
This program for Windows 95/98/2000/NT by MediSense Inc. of Bedford,
Massachusetts, supports MediSense's Precision Xtra, Q.I.D., and Sof-Tact
meters. The current version is 2.3. The package, which includes a cable,
sells for about +ACQ-60 at pharmacies. The URL is
http://www.abbottdiagnostics.com/systems+AF8-tests/system.cfm?syscat+AF8-id+AD0-3+ACY-sys+AF8-id+AD0-15+ACY-path+AD0-1

WinGlucofacts
Bayer Corporation in Tarrytown, New York, released WinGlucofacts Diabetes
Information Management System, version 1.01, in the first quarter of 1999 to
work with the Glucometer Dex Blood Glucose Monitoring System. It runs under
Windows 3.1x and Windows 95/98, and is supplied in three forms: as a CD-ROM
(part number 3420A) for both Windows 3.1x and Windows 95/98 and on five
floppy disks for Windows 95/98 (3428) and for Windows 3.1x (3421). This
program sells for +ACQ-49.95 (including the cable), but can be downloaded at no
cost (except for the cable, which is +ACQ-29.95). The URL is
http://www.glucometerdex.com/Sftwre.htm
Gretchen Becker reviews WinGlucofacts on this Web site.


WinGlucofacts XL
Bayer has released a version of WinGlucofacts program (similar to the
top-rated software for the Glucometer Dex) for its Elite XL meter that
appeared in April 1999. It runs under Windows 3.1x and Windows 95/98. This
program sells for +ACQ-49.95 (including the cable), but can be downloaded at no
cost (except for the cable, which is +ACQ-29.95). The URL is
http://www.glucometerelitexl.com/data.htm

WinGlucofacts Professional
This is a newer and more powerful version of Bayer's top-rated WinGlucofacts
program. WinGlucofacts Professional version 3.0 software has an intelligent
data interpretation function that doesn't just download data. It analyzes it
to find patterns in patient's glucose readings. While the program is
intended for medical professionals, patients can download it too. Simply
complete the download program and indicate that you have at least two
patients in the block provided. It works with the Glucometer Dex Blood
Glucose Monitoring System and Glucometer Elite XL Blood Glucose Monitoring
System. It runs under Windows 95/98/NT/ME, and is supplied in two forms: as
a CD-ROM (part number 3478) only or as a CD-ROM and cables for both meters
(product code 3477). The program sells for +ACQ-129.95 (including the cables),
but can be downloaded at no cost (except for the cable, which is +ACQ-29.95).
The URL is
http://www.glucometerpro.com/download/index.html

Your Comments, Please+ACE-
This is an open invitation to anyone who has used any of these programs to
send any comments for inclusion here.

Diabetes Wellness Letter asked me to review commercial Windows software for
diabetes management in a two-part series. Part 1 is on-line here at
http://www.mendosa.com/review1.htm. Part 2 is on-line here at
http://www.mendosa.com/review2.htm.

Gretchen Becker helped me a lot in reviewing these programs. Here are her
notes, which are actually extensive reviews:

HealthView for Diabetes

In Touch

Diabass

Diabetes Mentor

Diabetes Partner

Diabetes Works

NovoLink

Diabetes Tracker

WinGlucofacts

Balance

HealthDesk




Shareware and Freeware Windows Software
AIDA
AIDA version 4.3 is an an educational simulator of insulin and dietary
adjustment in type 1 diabetes. It contains a simple model of glucose-insulin
interaction in the human body. It is intended for simulating the effects on
the blood glucose profile of changes in insulin and diet for a typical type
1 patient. AIDA is freeware and runs on MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98,
and Windows 2000/NT. The main new features in version 4.3 are: (1) HbA1c
estimates provided for the blood glucose simulations+ADs- (2) an import/export
facility to allow case scenarios to be swapped between AIDA users+ADs- and (3)
technical upgrades to make installation and use easier. The URL is
http://www.2aida.org

Basalraten-Verwaltung (Basal Rate Administration)
Basalraten-Verwaltung, version 2.1F, is for insulin pump users and is
available in German only. It is for Windows 95/98. It is freeware offered by
Daniel Hertrich. The URL is
http://www.daniel-hertrich.de/bv/

bG Log and Diabetic Information
ClearView Concepts in Harrison, Arkansas, offers a small spreadsheet program
for sale to track daily bG tests and other diabetic info. The bG Log and
Diabetic Information program by Charlie Campbell is for Windows 95 and sells
for +ACQ-9.95 plus shipping and handling. The URL is
http://www.oztech.com/cvc/

Bg Tracker
Jim Berry wrote Bg Tracker to help himself closely track his blood glucose,
prepare charts, and to report to his doctor. However, it does not download
any blood glucose meter directly, so all readings have to be entered
manually. The program is freeware and does not require registration. It is
for Windows 95/98 and will not run under Windows 3.x. A correspondent
writes, +ACI-Jim Berry has released his BG Tracker 4. It is a complete redo of
his previous effort. It now has entries for pumpers and BP tracking. Still
no download from any meter but data entry is easy and automated as possible.
It is still free if downloaded and he has arrangements for a CD (+ACQ-US10) for
those who can not or do not want to download.+ACI- The URL is
http://www.bgtracker.com/

The Diabetes Daily Numbers
This is a simplified version of The Diabetic Daily Log (see below) for
tracking blood sugars, weight, blood pressure, and comments. It can be run
under Windows 2000/98/95 and Windows 3.1 and even MS-DOS. You enter blood
glucose levels manually. With the downloadable trial version you can enter
30 days of data, but a registered version costs +ACQ-25. The URL is
http://members.aol.com/kennzo/ddn.htm

Diabetes Helper
James Fitzgerald in Medford, Massachusetts, offers this program free for
personal use if you can't afford to pay anything. Otherwise, you determine
the price. DiabetesHelper tracks glucose levels and medications. It also has
an appointment feature. It does not download data from any meter and the Web
site gives no indication what the operating system and system requirements
are. The URL is
http://home.attbi.com/+AH4-diabeteshelper/

Diabetes Level Monitoring
This package allows users to track blood sugar levels. It will also produce
graphs and reports for the patients and their medical practitioners. The PC
system requirements are: Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 95 (Windows NT
recommended), Pentium 90MHz (166Mhz or higher recommended), 32Mb RAM 64 (Mb
recommended), 256 Color SGVA 640x480. The URL is
http://www.lad.co.za/dlm.html

The Diabetic Daily Log
The Diabetic Daily Log (TDDL) is a +ACQ-25 shareware program for DOS, Windows
3.1, and Windows 95 that will track daily activities of a diabetic. It will
record glucose test results, insulin/pill medication, weight, blood
pressure, exercise, meals, snacks, and general comments. These entries will
be used to generate screen and printed reports to be used to help you and
your health team (doctor, nurse, or dietitian) to help pinpoint problems in
managing diabetes. Various reports are generated to give the glucose
averages, glucose ranges, number of lows, highs, and normal readings within
a date range. E-mail the author Kenneth Gannon with questions or comments.
The URL is
http://members.aol.com/kennzo/tddl.htm

Diabetes Manager
Carl Raeside's program +ACI- still needs more work before even an alpha version
is available,+ACI- he says. But here is the Web site that he has put up to
support it. The URL is
http://members.rogers.com/satfree/

Diabetic Spreadsheets
Carl Sprake's spreadsheets are for registering blood glucose and insulin
injections. There are three versions: for Microsoft Excel 2000, 5.0, and
4.0. The URL is
http://www.enteract.com/+AH4-diabetic/spreadsheets/

Diabetic Meter Utility
Diabetic Meter Utility v4.9 is a Windows 95/98 program. Diabetic Meter
Utility v1.2 is a Windows 3.1x program. Written by Michael Patterson, both
programs read data from One Touch Profile and One Touch II meters and
displays the data in various ways. Both versions of this simple meter
utility are freeware and are available at
http://people.ne.mediaone.net/dclc/Diabsoftware.html

Dia-Log: A Diabetes Daily Log Manager
Dia-Log v4.0 from C+ACY-S Solutions in Bicknell, Indiana, is a Diabetes Daily
Log Manager that allows you to track and evaluate your daily insulin intake
and blood glucose levels. The program also performs comprehensive glucose
statistics. It runs under Windows 95, 98, or NT. You can download a trial
version of the program, and if you decide to keep it, you can purchase it
for +ACQ-24.50 plus shipping and handling. The phone number is (812) 735-3505
and the URL is
http://www.transitech.com/cs-solutions/dia-log.html

Excel Templates
Rick Calou has developed two Excel templates for graphically tracking your
BG levels. One, called Glucose, Time Diet, is simply glucose levels and
times and returns a graph and an accompanying place to list your food taken
for the day. This is basically the information your doctor wants in a log
but with a graph, giving a picture of what your BG has done in a day. The
other, called Glucose, Time Carbohydrate Diet, allows users, in consultation
with their physicians, to figure insulin doses related to your current blood
glucose level and carbohydrate intake. Rick stresses that the second method
must be done with your doctor. The link gives clear directions, but the
ratios must be fine-tuned under your physician's directions. The URL is
http://ieng9.ucsd.edu/+AH4-rcalou/

Glucom
Glucom v2.0 is an easy to use application from Paramount Software that will
record and communicate your glucose stability, accurately and informatively.
It will link to the Boehringer Mannheim range of glucose meters as well as
LifeScan's One Touch II. You can download a free evaluation copy from this
site. The URL is
http://members.aol.com/paramntsw/index.htm

Glucomtr
Glucomtr v.1.05 is a free program that will make a printable chart of the
diabetes glucose level in the blood. The program can be set up in either
English or French and requires VB5 run time files. In runs under Windows
95/98/NT. http://download.com.com/3000-2129-908361.html?tag+AD0-lst-0-1

Glucose32.exe
Glucose32.exe version 3.5 is a freeware program for downloading data from a
LifeScan One Touch (II, Profile, Basic with data port, FastTake, Ultra),
Roche Accu-Chek (Advantage or Complete) MediSense (Precision Q.I.D, Xtra,
and Sof-Tact), Bayer (Glucometer Dex and EliteXL), and TheraSense
(FreeStyle) glucose meter and creating a useful printed output. This program
is for all versions of Windows. The URL is
http://gcrc.cwru.edu/glucpage.htm

Glucose Journal and Database
Glucose Journal and Database version 1.0 is a database program by Jonathan
R. Allen of Nella+AF8-Ware software in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He says that
it is for people with diabetes who test their blood sugar and helps by
keeping an organized computer journal or diary of blood glucose test
results. Blood glucose records are always perfectly ordered by date and
time. A Master Journal displays all records, and four Custom Journals only
display records within user defined time/date/glucose /note ranges. This
easy-to-use program requires Windows 95/98. The URL is
http://www.mindspring.com/+AH4-nellaware/glujodat.html

Glucose Data Manager
Glucose Data Manager version 1.3.1 is a freeware program offered in either
French or English for managing your blood glucose testing. Data have to be
input via the keyboard only. This program is for Windows 95/98/NT, according
to Andr+AOk- Lefebvre for Program-Action. The URL is
http://www.clic.net/+AH4-programa/glucom+AF8-an.html

Grafiek (graphical display of blood glucose measurements)
Jos Creusen of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, created this Windows program for
his own use and is freely sharing it. The program is in English, Dutch,
Danish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.
It reads values from a file saved by Camit for Windows from AccuTrend meter,
which are marketing in the United States as Accu-Chek meters. It also works
with LifeScan's One Touch and InDuo meters, Bayer's Glucofast (Glucometer)
Dex meters, Roche's Accu-Chek Compete, and Abbott's MediSense Precision
Q.I.D. The final version of the program became available in March 2002 and
is 5.54 MB. URL is
http://httpd.chello.nl/j.creusen/

Health
Health is freeware software application for people with diabetes and/or
hypertension (high blood pressure). It records and graphs your blood
glucose, blood pressure, weight, and A1c values. The BG values can be the
United States (mg/dl) or international (mmol/L) standards. The user has to
enter the readings manually. The data can be viewed in a line or bar graph.
The software contains an array of statistics. The URL is
http://www.tcainternet.com/retired/index.html

My Diabetes Assistant
Raul Serrano says that he developed his program, My Diabetes Assistant, to
assist people with diabetes in tracking some of their everyday activities.
MDA is a reporting system in which you input data of as many daily
activities you wish that relate directly to your glucose control. From
simple glucose reading to meals, weight, blood pressure, etc., you decide
which you need to monitor. By reviewing/analyzing the reports you can
quickly decide how you're doing in the specific areas, and make needed
changes to your glucose management if needed. The VB6 runtime files must
exist on your system in order for MDA to run. You can download them from a
link on his site. MDA is freeware. A commercial version is also available.
The URL is
http://www.serranoconsult.com/serranodownl.htm

NutriSoft sells three similar programs that sound good, but none of them can
be recommended for people with diabetes who want to use software to track
how their medications and/or insulin, exercise, diet, weight, and state of
health affect their blood glucose levels. None of these programs have
anything but the most basic blood glucose tracking, and all of them require
you to enter your blood glucose levels manually. NutriGenie makes versions
of its programs available on-line at many sites, but all of those for
diabetes management are severely crippled (they have limited databases and
permit nothing to be saved). Perhaps an even more serious criticism of
NutriGenie's products is that the company is essentially unreachable. It
does not provide a street address, only a post office box number. It does
not provide a telephone number, whether toll-free or local. It has three
e-mail addresses (nutrigenie+AEA-yahoo.com, NutriSoft+AEA-aol.com, and
71563.124+AEA-compuserve.com, but e-mail directed to any of these addresses goes
unanswered.

NutriGenie Diabetes Meal Planner
This program, version 4.4 for Windows, sells for +ACQ-59. It includes a database
of 8,000 items plus the user's own food database. Analyses: RDA, calories,
protein, carbohydrate, total fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, potassium and
calcium, USDA food pyramid. Features: blood glucose tracker, weight log,
diet history, blood pressure log, cholesterol profiler, weight control
planner, body mass index, caloric need and caloric expenditure calculators,
target heart rate calculator, caloric and nutrient distribution analyzer,
search and sort capabilities, convenient food database editing and
organizing tools, NutriGenie auto menu generator. The programs Sugar Content
of Foods and Omega-3 Counter are included. The URL is
http://members.aol.com/nutrigenie/home.html

NutriGenie Diabetic Nutrition
This program, Diabetic Nutrition version 3.3 for Windows, lists for +ACQ-39 or
is +ACQ-29 when purchased directly from NutriGenie at P.O. Box 8226, Stanford,
CA 94309. The package includes Sugar Content of Foods but not Omega-3
Counter and does not have utilities to keep track of blood glucose, blood
pressure or weight log and diet history which are available in Managing
Diabetes version 3.6. It includes a database of 10,000 items plus the user's
own food database. The URL is
http://members.aol.com/nutrigenie/home.html

NutriGenie Managing Diabetes
This program, Managing Diabetes version 3.6 for Windows, lists for +ACQ-59 or is
+ACQ-49 when purchased directly from NutriGenie at P.O. Box 8226, Stanford, CA
94309. This package includes a database of 10,000 items plus the user's
foods and two other programs: Sugar Content of Foods and Omega-3 Counter and
has utilities to keep track of blood glucose, blood pressure as well as
weight log and diet history which do not exist in Diabetic Nutrition version
3.3, NutriGenie's less complete and less expensive version. The URL is
http://members.aol.com/nutrigenie/home.html

QuickLog
QuickLog, with versions for Windows 95 and 98, is a free program that lets
you create a customized, computer-based log book. It will download blood
glucose readings from LifeScan's One Touch Profile, and interface programs
are in development for the other LifeScan meters. Jeff Kirchner designed
QuickLog to be used as a replacement for, or in conjunction with, your
normal blood glucose logbook. The URL is
http://www.webcreations.ca/+AH4-quicklog/

Two Touch
Kirmo Uusitalo in Helsinki, Finland, offers easy-to-use graphical interface
for data transmission and analysis for LifeScan's One Touch II meters. Based
on the glucose level measurements, an estimation of the patient's daily
glucose level curve can be calculated and plotted. Samples can also be
inserted manually. Current versions are 1.8.0 for Windows 3.x and 1.9.0 for
Windows 95 / NT only. The Two Touch program is distributed using the
shareware concept. If you like the product and continue to use it after a
trial period of 30 days, you must register it. The registration price is
currently +ACQ-25 or FIM 100, whichever you prefer. The URL is
http://www.sci.fi/+AH4-keytech/twotouch.html
MS-DOS Software
AIDA
AIDA version 4.0 is an an educational simulator of insulin and dietary
adjustment in type 1 diabetes. It contains a simple model of glucose-insulin
interaction in the human body. It is intended for simulating the effects on
the blood glucose profile of changes in insulin and diet for a typical type
1 patient. AIDA is freeware and runs on MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, or Windows
95/98. The URL is
http://www.2aida.org

PDM Pro
Accu-Chek PDM Pro Patient Data Management System software lets you download
data from your Accu-Chek monitor (Accu-Chek Easy or Accu-Chek Advantage) to
your computer. This Boehringer Mannheim Corp. program runs under MS-DOS and
sells for +ACQ-49.95. The URL is
http://www.roche.com/diagnostics/products/c+AF8-prodlist.html

Diabetics Assistant
Diabetics Assistant version 2.1 by Douglas Williams is a +ACQ-30 shareware
Windows application that helps a person with diabetes manage blood glucose
data obtained from routine sampling with a blood glucose meter. While the
program may be useful to anyone following such a regimen, Diabetics
Assistant is particularly well suited to those that use LifeScan's One Touch
II or One Touch Profile meters. The program can be obtained from
Douglas A. Williams
13725 174th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052.

Diabetic Tools
Diabetic Tools is a Hypercard stack for Macintosh to help people with
diabetes archive and keep track of their blood glucose levels. It can be
downloaded from
http://www.diabetic.org.uk/software/mac/


Glucosa Controls
This is a Spanish-language program by Ram+APM-n Torra Colom. The URL is
http://www.glucosacontrols.com/

Glucofacts
The Glucofacts Plus Diabetes Management system works with Bayer's Glucometer
M or M+- meters. Bayer does not actively market it but tells me that it has a
few disks in stock that it sells for +ACQ-98. The toll-free phone number is
(800) 348-8100. You can download an extensive description of the program at
fftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/diabetes/software/

OTVIEW
OTVIEW by Merritt Island Technologies is an MS-DOS shareware program that
works with One Touch 2 meters. The cost is +ACQ-25 if downloaded, +ACQ-29.00 if the
disk is ordered by mail, and +ACQ-30.45 if ordered by credit card. More
information can be obtained by writing to Tom McKeever or to Tom McKeever
Merritt Island Technologies Inc.
253 Merritt Square, Suite 616
Merritt Island, FL 32952
The program can be downloaded as OTVIEW.ZIP from
ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/diabetes/

The Diabetic Daily Log
The Diabetic Daily Log (TDDL) is a +ACQ-25 shareware program for DOS, Windows
3.1, and Windows 95 that will track daily activities of a diabetic. It will
record glucose test results, insulin/pill medication, weight, blood
pressure, exercise, meals, snacks, and general comments. These entries will
be used to generate screen and printed reports to be used to help you and
your health team (doctor, nurse, or dietitian) to help pinpoint problems in
managing diabetes. Various reports are generated to give the glucose
averages, glucose ranges, number of lows, highs, and normal readings within
a date range. E-mail the author Kenneth Gannon with questions or comments.
The URL is
http://members.aol.com/kennzo/tddl.htm

Touch2
Touch2 by Victor A. Abell is a free program for use with One Touch II or One
Touch Profile meters. Two versions may be downloaded from
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d+AF8-06+AF8-150.htm

Utility
Utility is a freeware MS-DOS program that LifeScan gives away in support of
its monitors (but the cable to connect your meter to your computer normally
costs +ACQ-5). You can obtain the program and the cable by calling the company's
toll-free Data Management Technical Support Line, (800) 382-7226, from
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM PST. The company's URL is
http://www.lifescan.com/

Software for Macintosh and Other Computers
Accu-Chek Pocket Compass
This new programs sends diabetes information directly from your Accu-Chek
meter to your personal digital assistant (PDA). It automatically interfaces
with the Accu-Chek Active and Accu-Chek Compact blood glucose meters. The
new program lists for +ACQ-29.95. The URL is
http://www.accu-chek.com/products/main.cfm?pid+AD0-4030

BgMetrics
BgMetrics is in the growth stages of becoming a tool for people with
diabetes to track and graph their blood glucose readings and food intake on
the OS/2 platform. Developed by Wayne Swanson Wayne Swanson of PilarSoft,
BgMetrics now reads the Accu-Chek Advantage meter (and possibly the
Accu-Chek Easy too). +ACI-Please use it freely until the features are fleshed
out and please do not worry about it becoming commercial if you cannot
afford it,+ACI- Wayne writes. +ACI-We will find a way to make it available to you.+ACI-
The URL is
http://www.pillarsoft.net/bgmetrics.html

BGP
Here's a new tool by Steve Schaeffer for the One Touch Profile that runs on
Power Macs. This diabetes management package reads data from a One Touch
Profile meter and produces graphs, charts, and statistics to help you manage
your self-care. The current release, version 1.0b1, is the first publicly
released beta. The URL is
http://www.srv.net/+AH4-schasj/

BloodPlot
BloodPlot by Eric Jensen collects data from a One Touch II meter and dumps
it into an Excel spreadsheet. It is freeware and can be downloaded from
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d+AF8-06+AF8-154.htm

DiabetesManager
This personal diabetes management program is for the pocket computers from
Psion, other EPOC devices, and now includes Nokia 9210/9290 SmartPhones. You
can download DiabetesManager 5.24 in English, German, French, or Italian for
the Psion Revo/Plus, Series 5mx/Pro, netBook, and netPad+ADs- DiabetesMobil 6.00
in English, German, or French for Nokia 9210/9290 SmartPhones+ADs- or ZuckTage
2.17 in German for the Psion Series 3a/c/mx. These are all shareware
programs by Klaus Stahl. The URL in English or German is
http://www.diabetesmobil.de

Diabetes Mentor
Diabetes Mentor version 1.4 from Vigora Inc. in Mukilteo, Washington, runs
under Windows 3.1 or higher or on Macintosh System 7 or newer operating
system. It computerizes and graphs your diabetes-related measurements,
helping you adjust your regime to achieve targeted BGs. The program lists
for +ACQ-49.95. The toll-free phone (800) 743-5680. The URL is
http://www.vigora.com/

DiabetesPilot
DiabetesPilot is a little program by Mike Biewenga, president of Digital
Altitudes LLC, for Palm handhelds that does a lot. It records blood sugar
measurements, meals and foods as a total or in detail, insulin and medicine
intake, estimates insulin requirements based on the carbohydrate content of
meals, and features an integrated food database that shows the carbohydrate
content of over 4,000 foods. You can use the program free for a trial
period, but registration is +ACQ-24. The URL is
http://www.diabetespilot.com/

GlucoControl
GlucoControl is free PDA software (Pocket PC), that helps to control blood
glucose levels. It is available in English, Spanish, Catalan, or German. The
URL is
http://glucocontrol.undersociety.com/eng/
Ben Brady evaluates the GlucoPilot and DiabetesPilot programs at
http://www.clariondeveloper.com/diabetes.zip


DiaMac
DiaMac by Pagano Technologies Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California, is diabetes
analysis software for the Macintosh. It is for use on Macintosh Power PC
computers only and requires a LifeScan One Touch interface cable in addition
to a Macintosh Modem Cable to import data directly from a One Touch meter.
The program currently lists for +ACQ-19.95. The company's e-mail address is
sales+AEA-paganotech.com , phone number is (805) 493-9188, and URL is
http://www.paganotech.com/

ezManager
Animas Corp., the manufacturer of the R1000 Insulin Pump, offers ezManager
diabetes management for both PalmOS and Windows based desktop computers. It
contains the entire FDA food database, all fast food restaurants, and
ability to enter your own recipes and favorite foods for nutritional values.
There are entries for BG, insulin, activity, and notes. It charts and graphs
as well. You can learn more about ezManager and download it for a 30 day
trial period. It lists for +ACQ-99. The URL is
http://www.animascorp.com/products/pr+AF8-ezmanager.shtml

FlashBolus by Flash EMS
FlashBolus, version 2.0, is a application for users of an insulin pump. This
calculator will tell you the dose needed to bring your blood glucose level
back to your target level using the 1500 rule. Will work on any PDA running
on Palm OS 3.0 or higher. Price +ACQ-14.95. The URL is
http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?siteId+AD0-1+ACY-jid+AD0-37926CXA193AE2FF4A2D53C1CEXC448B+ACY-productId+AD0-54460+ACY-optionId+AD0-1+AF8-1+AF8-2+ACY-productType+AD0-2+ACY-catalog+AD0-1+ACY-txtSearch+AD0-flashbolus+ACY-sectionId+AD0-0+ACY-platformId+AD0-1

FlashCarb by Flash EMS
FlashCarb is an application for users of an insulin pump. This calculator
will tell you the dose needed to compensate for your carbohydrate meal
intake using your carb : insulin : drop ratio. Will work on any PDA running
on Palm OS 3.0 or higher. Price +ACQ-14.95. The URL is
http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?siteId+AD0-1+ACY-jid+AD0-37926CXA193AE2FF4A2D53C1CEXC448B+ACY-productId+AD0-54608+ACY-optionId+AD0-1+AF8-1+AF8-2+ACY-productType+AD0-2+ACY-catalog+AD0-1+ACY-txtSearch+AD0-flashcarb+ACY-sectionId+AD0-0+ACY-platformId+AD0-1

FutureWare
FutureWare SCG in Orange County, California, offers two Palm programs for
diabetes monitoring:

Personal GlucoseTracker (previously called Diabetes Monitor) maintains a
color-coded graphical history of daily blood glucose, ketone, exercise, and
insulin readings. The readings can be printed in several formats, and can be
emailed to a physician's or other health provider's office. Also included is
a logsheet that can be printed for trips and travel. It also tracks up to
four prescriptions, and provides for prescription re-ordering on the
Internet. It runs under PalmOS 2 and up and lists for +ACQ-9+ADs- you can download a
free demo version for evaluation. The URL is
http://www.futurewaredc.com/diabetes/

Diabetes Combo has all the features and functions of the Personal
GlucoseTracker program above, but also includes blood pressure readings
(systolic, diastolic and optional pulse rate). It runs under PalmOS 2 and up
and lists for +ACQ-15+ADs- you can download a free demo version for evaluation. The
URL is also
http://www.futurewaredc.com/diabetes/

GlucoBase
The Web site for GlucoBase PDA says that with exclusive Stylus Free entry it
is the easiest, most convenient way to record your blood glucose readings
with a Palm-powered personal data assistant. Its companion program,
GlucoBase Logbook, is compatible with Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP. Jim Lane
distributes GlucoBase as shareware and sells it for +ACQ-17.96 after a free
21-day trial period. The URL
http://www.glucobase.com

GlucoPilot
GlucoPilot is a diabetic management log for the PalmPilot or Palm III (or
other Palm OS unit). It logs glucose, insulin, and carbohydrates. Scott
Hanselman says that it is the first Pilot application to feature pie and bar
charting. He sells the program for +ACQ-29. The URL is
http://www.tweak.org/ or, to order it
http://www.healthetech.com
Ben Brady evaluates the GlucoPilot and DiabetesPilot programs at
http://www.clariondeveloper.com/diabetes.zip


GlucoTools
GlucoTools version 2.0 is a set of tools for the Palm Pilot and HandSpring
Visor type PDAs that can assist people with diabetes who use insulin pumps
to manage their diabetes. GlucoTools is a free open source tool by Tony
Cureington that can double check meal and correction boluses. The URL is
http://glucotools.sourceforge.net

GlucoTrak
GlucoTrak version 1.0 from Blackboard Software in Arvada, Colorado, for the
Palm Pilot tracks your blood sugar, insulin or other medicine, food eaten,
what you were doing at which times, and glucose level. The program is +ACQ-9.99.
The URL is
http://store.yahoo.com/bsoftware/glucotrak10.html

HealthEngage Diabetes
FireLogic Inc. in Arlington, Virginia, offers HealthEngage Diabetes 3.0.0
for MacintoshOS X or Windows. This program allows you to enter glucose
readings, medication, insulin, exercise, meals, test results, and personal
notes in one session. You can also plan and record meals or directly input
carbohydrate intake in grams of carbs. You can add your own foods or use the
6,700 foods from the USDA Nutrient Database. Companion programs run on a
Palm and PocketPC. The program with the Palm or PocketPC companion lists for
+ACQ-69.99 or for +ACQ-59.99 without the companion program. The URL is
http://www.healthengage.com/healthengagediabetes.html

Healthmate
The Web page of MedData Interactive of Knoxville, Tennesseee, features
Healthmate, a portable diabetes management system that makes better blood
glucose control practical. Healthmate now runs on all current-model
hand-held computers using the Newton OS+IBQ-the new MessagePad 2100, the
MessagePad 2000, the eMate 300, and the MessagePad 130. MedData's toll-free
phone is (800) 792-2966 and its URL is
http://www.meddatai.com/

Health Tracker
Health Tracker helps you keep track of and graph any health related
measurement. For example, people with diabetes can use it to track their
blood glucose levels. Health Tracker is free for you to download and test
drive for fifteen days without obligation. If you find Health Tracker
useful, you can register your copy for +ACQ-10. The program comes from Black Cat
Systems in Westminster, Maryland. Black Cat Systems offers a variety of
software programs for the Macintosh computer, including Diet Sleuth, a
nutritional database and personal health logbook, where you can select from
more than 5,000 different foods from 21 categories, including fast food,
lunchmeat, junk food, seafood, and baby food. The URL for Health Tracker is
http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/healthtracker.html

HP-95 Diabetes Logbook
HP-95 Diabetes Logbook software by Jonathan W. Mills packs a lot into the
small HP-95 palmtop computer, according to the Children with Diabetes Web
site. You can download the program from this site at
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d+AF8-06+AF8-150.htm

Insulin Dependant Follow Up +ACY- Control System
ARBSoft Inc. in Miami, offers this program for Windows 95/98/ME and the Palm
Pilot for +ACQ-80 plus +ACQ-5 shipping and handling. The program helps you to
control and manage your blood sugar level and its reaction to insulin, diet,
and exercise through user friendly screens and tools. The URL is
http://www.arbsoftinc.com

Logbook DM
Logbook DM version 1.4 is a shareware program by Ryan Bruner for the Palm OS
that +ACI-provides the easiest and fastest way to log blood glucose levels,
carbohydrate intake, insulin, lows, exercise, ketones, and other notes.
Unlike other logbook programs for the Palm OS, LogbookDM has single screen
entry and insulin bolus calculation.+ACI- The URL is
http://www.palmgear.com/software/showsoftware.cfm?prodID+AD0-44602

Pocket DiabetiCare
Pocket DiabetiCare for the Newton 1.x and 2.0 operating system captures
blood sugar readings and analyze this information as it occurs. It works
with LifeScan's One Touch II and One Touch Profile meters. The URL is
http://www.tactile.com/diabetiCare.html

SweetSheet
SweetSheet version 2.1 by Alaric Faulkner is a full-featured Macintosh
program for uploading and analyzing data from all LifeScan One Touch meters,
including the new One Touch Ultra. It is freeware and requires a recent
version of Stuffit Expander (5.0 or greater) to unstuff it (available from
http://www.aladdinsys.com/). SweetSheet can be downloaded from
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d+AF8-06+AF8-155.htm

Platform-Independent Software
GNU Gluco Control
GNU Gluco Control helps you to manage your diabetes. You will find detailed
tables, diagrams and statistics. It is platform independent and is written
in Java. The program is apparently still under development. The URL is
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ggc

LXGLUC.wk1
LXGLUC.wk1, version 1.1, is a Lotus 1-2-3 worksheet for diabetes data
management. It is useable on every computer running versions 2.4, +ACI-portable+ACI-
or above of Lotus 1-2-3, such as the Hewlett-Packard palmtops 95LX, 100LX,
200LX and OG700LX that have Lotus 1-2-3 portable in ROM, or any other MS-DOS
or Windows machine. Currently, LXGLUC.wk1 runs only on English versions of
Lotus 1-2-3, although the author, Daniel Hertrich, is in Germany. The URL is
http://www.daniel-hertrich.de/lxgluc/

SugarLog
Daniel Gunderson's SugarLog maintains a log of your blood glucose readings
and comments and lets you print them with any word processing program. The
program is fast and easy to use. If you are running Windows, SugarLog will
appear in a DOS box. It is written in Perl so that it will run on any
operating system that will run Perl. The program has been tested without
problems on a Windows 95 box, a Windows 98 box, a Windows NT box, and a Unix
box and should run under MacPerl and any other operating system that will
run Perl. SugarLog is open-source software, which means that you can modify
it to fit your own needs. Mr. Gunderson is making frequent revisions of his
program. +ACI-Check back often,+ACI- he says. +ACI-If you don't see a feature that you'd
like, let me know.+ACI- Perl is also open-source, which means that SugarLog will
always be free. If you don't have a current version of Perl on your system,
you can get it at http://www.perl.com/pace/pub. If you run Windows 95/98/NT,
download the Activestate Win32 version. You will need the dcom extension if
you are running Windows 95, but it is not necessary for Windows 98 or NT.
You can download SugarLog itself from
http://www.gundo.com/sugarlog/
Diet and Food Programs
By popular demand, I am starting to include diet and food software that can
help people with diabetes. There is a lot out there that I am not familiar
with, and I would appreciate your suggestions. Another good resource is
NutritionSoftware.org.

Life Form
Life Form software allows you to easily track just about everything about
your health, including what you're eating and how much you're exercising. It
includes all the nutrients that most people are interested in, including
calories, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein. Life Form
contains a database of nutrient values for more than 13,000 foods. It is a
commercial Windows program, but you can download a trial version. The URL is
http://www.lifeform.com

FitDay
FitDay.com is a free Web site designed to help you track and analyze the
important aspects of your diet and fitness. Your personal FitDay account
serves as a food and exercise journal. You track the foods you eat and the
exercises you do on a daily basis. Based on your journal entries, FitDay
analyzes your diet, exercise, and weight, generating graphical reports on
the important aspects of your fitness. The URL is
http://www.fitday.com/

CalorieKing
CalorieKing Mobile Plus Edition for PalmOS, version 1.1.1, is a
user-friendly software application that allows you to track your daily food
intake and exercise. It works with the CalorieKing.com food nutrition
database. It runs on PalmOS 3.3 or greater and lists for +ACQ-29.95.
CalorieKing Mobile Edition for PalmOS, version 1.6.2, is edited to contain
the most common foods. All foods contain data for calories, fat, protein and
carbohydrate. It runs on PalmOS 3.0 or greater and lists for +ACQ-14.95.

CalorieKing Mobile Edition for PocketPC, version 1.0.4, is edited to contain
the most common foods. All foods contain data for calories, fat, protein and
carbohydrate. It runs on Windows CE 3.0 or greater and lists for +ACQ-14.95.

The URL for these programs is
http://www.calorieking.com


Computer Planned Menus
Nutritional Computing Concepts in Zionsville, Indiana, produces the Computer
Planned Menus program. It provides food intake analysis, menu planning
including automatic menu planning and recipe analysis. The food database
includes 16,000 foods and 123 nutrients including foods from USDA Version
14. Data can be uploaded from Bayer, LifeScan and ThereaSense meters. A
comprehensive health diary is included. The URL is
http://www.ncconcepts.com

CarbCheck
CarbCheck, version 1.1, is a free carb, fat, protein database of more than
1,000 foods. Uwe Trode designed this program to run on a palm organizer. The
URL is
http://bellsouthpwp.net/t/r/trode/carbcheck/carbcheck.htm

Cook'n for Diabetics
You can use this Windows 95/98 program to count calories, carbohydrates, and
fats of any recipe or menu. It includes nutrition facts from more than
10,000 products. Cost +ACQ-29.95. The URL is
http://www.dvo.com/cookndiabetics.html

Diet +ACY- Exercise Assistant Version 4.0
Keyoe Inc. offers four different versions of its food and health tracking
software for Windows and the Palm operating system. The software tracks food
intake with an inventory of several thousand common foods, including those
from popular U.S. restaurants, various exercises, such as walking, golf, and
tennis, and various health issues, such as plotting weight loss stats and
graphs, and saturated fats. The URL is
http://www.keyoe.com





Discontinued Software
Accutility
Accutility Software for use with the Accu-Chek Compete meter was released in
December 1998 and discontinued in March 2001. Roche replaced it with
Accu-Chek Compass (see in the Windows section above).

Avandia.com
The Avandia.com Web site announced in September 2001 that it is
discontinuing its +ACI-Online Blood Sugar Tracker+ACI- within two weeks. The tracker
logged and graphed the blood glucose measurements that you entered manually.

BioStore
BioStore Pro Version 3.0 for Windows and BioStore L from BioStore
International Inc. in Canyon Country, California, are no longer marketed. A
demo version limited to 50 records is, however, still available on-line at
ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/diabetes/

Blood Glucose Monitor
Blood Glucose Monitor Version 1.1 was MS-DOS shareware in support of a One
Touch meter, according to Michael Wolfe available from the CompuServe
Diabetes Forum or from
Norman E. Shimmel
1015 Bonniebrook Road
Butler, PA 16001
Phone: (412) 283-2723
However, a message to him at his supposed e-mail address
70043.3364+AEA-compuserve.com bounced.


Blood-Sugar.com
Blood-Sugar.com provided an online glucose monitoring tool along with health
and medical information. Manuel Lynch, in Orange, California, the founder of
HTMLFusion, which provides programming services and networks for medical and
electronic applications, was the site registrant. The URL was
http://www.blood-sugar.com/

Camit for Windows
Camit for Windows from Boehringer Mannheim Corp. in Indianapolis, Indiana
(now Roche), is now available to the healthcare professional market only and
is no longer sold for home use. Roche replaced it with Accu-Chek Compass
(see in the Windows section above).

Control Diabetes
NutriGenie's program called Control Diabetes, version 1.2, is no longer
listed at the company's Web site. It calculates fat, cholesterol, sodium,
carbohydrate, protein, and calorie intake and analyzes diet based on
supplied data for the common sugars and more than 500 foods. This program
for Windows 3.x is shareware that you are free to try and +ACQ-29 if you decide
to keep it, according to ZDNet's Software Library at
http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode+AD0-0007VV

DiabetesManager.com
The company advises that, +ACI-due to the current economic uncertainty, our key
strategic partner has made the difficult decision not to continue funding
DiabetesManager.com.+ACI- This Internet-based medical service company in
Colorado Springs, Colorado, provided decision support to control your
diabetes based on your physician's prescription. On the site you could enter
your home glucose monitoring results accompanied by information about diet
and exercise and receive recommendations when necessary to improve your
glucose control. The program was available for +ACQ-20 per month with a 30 day
money back guarantee. The URL was
http://www.diabetesmanager.com

DiabetesNow
This Web site sponsored by Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of
MediSense meters and other products for people with diabetes, included a
section where you can manually log your blood glucose, ketones, and HbA1c
levels and insulin doses. The company took the site down in February 2002.
The URL was
https://prod.diabetesnow.com:1446/diabetesnow/about/public.asp

Diastats 2.0
This program from Orchard Enterprises in La Mirada, California, seems to be
no longer available. It had supposedly been available for +ACQ-29.95 plus +ACQ-3.50
for shipping and handling by calling (800) 252-7492, but that has been the
number of a real estate company +ACI-for the past 10 years.+ACI- Maybe you could
write:
Orchard Enterprises
P.O. Box 847
La Miranda, CA 90637

Gluco+ACo-Health
Jonathan R. Allen's Gluco+ACo-Health, version 1.00, was a database program for
people with diabetes who test their blood sugar. It helped its user keep an
organized computer logbook or diary of blood sugar test results. A master
logbook displays all records, and two custom logbooks display only record
within user defined time/date/glucose ranges. This shareware program, which
sold for +ACQ-36.95 when you register it, has been replaced by Jonathan's
Glucose Journal and Database, described and linked in the shareware section
above.

Glucostat
This +ACQ-65 Windows 3.1 program from Glucoware in Cleveland, Ohio, is no longer
available. +ACI-GlucoStat is no longer being sold,+ACI- writes Gary Argento. +ACI-Could
not get the sales volume I needed to continue marketing it.+ACI- However,
existing users will need to upgrade the program to avoid Y2K problems. That
URL is http://glucoware.hypermart.net/

The Green Door
The Green Door by Coleman Green of Sacramento, California, offered three
versions of its diabetes management programs plus a separate meal exchange
program. He writes in June 1999 that he no longer markets them.

The Diabetic Assistant was the complete package.

The Recipe Analysis was a stand-alone program that allowed the user to
design and modify recipes using an included food database.

The Medical Dairy allowed users to record and print out their daily
medication and blood test results.

The Meal Exchange program helped users figure out the required amounts of
the food exchanges that are in a diet for a given number of calories. It
also figured out the percentages of carbohydrates, protein, and fat that
make up the total calories. It let the user make changes, and then it would
calculate the calories and print out a form with the information.

LifeHealthy
LifeHealthy's Your Personal Health Management Journal included the ability
to log and keep a simple graph of your blood glucose readings. The company's
Web site is down and their phone has been discontinued.

Level
This +ACQ-79 program for Windows 3.1 from HealthWare in Buena Park, California,
does not seem to be available. The toll-free phone number listed by Michael
Wolfe, (800) 682-9375 does not appear to be in service. Perhaps you could
write:
HealthWare
P.O. Box 5396
Buena Park, CA 90620

Medmaster
This was a Windows program, but seems to be no longer available. Costing
+ACQ-79, it had been available by calling (800) 455-4472, which no longer works.

MedMonitor
MedMonitor version 1.01 from DataMass Software Inc. of Washington, Missouri,
phone (314) 390-2584, is apparently no longer available. It offered Windows
95 software to monitor your medicine. According to e-mail from Tim Albrecht,
the vice president and founder of DataMass, +ACI-The MedMonitor V1.01 will help
you keep an inventory of your medications, help you keep track of what
medications you have taken and what you have not, helps you keep track of
your prescriptions remaining for each medication and prescription numbers,
glucose test results and produces a properly formatted test report for your
doctor to be able to adjust your medications+ADs- it also helps you keep track
of changes your doctor makes in your medications or related devices, it
provides necessary information for you to be able to tell if your insulin is
fresh or not, and it even has a calendar built in to keep track of your
appointments and milestones. The normal cost of MedMonitor V1.01 (Diabetes)
+AFs-is+AF0- only +ACQ-45.00 after a +ACQ-20.00 mail-in rebate...the price to U.S. Veterans
+AFs-is+AF0- only the price of the diskettes and postage and handling (+ACQ-12.00).+ACI-

Mellitus Manager
Mellitus Manager Version 4.5 by MetaMedix Inc. of Escondido, California, was
discontinued in September 2000, following the iMetrikus Inc. acquisition of
MetaMedix.

The Quantitator
According to Children with Diabetes's +ACI-Computerizing Your Meter+ACI- page (see
above) Drug ID International Inc. sold THE QUANTITATOR software which,
according to Drug ID, converts the daily insulin regimen into hourly amounts
of insulin released to the body. However, this site is no longer reachable.
Other Resources
The Children with Diabetes +ACI-Computerizing Your Meter+ACI- site has one of the
best comprehensive reviews of diabetes management software. See
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d+AF8-06+AF8-150.htm

I also maintain the faq (frequently asked questions file) for the
misc.health.diabetes newgroup. But this file will always be as up-to-date or
more so.

Bonnie Matlow was diagnosed for two years with diabetes and had trouble
finding a good log for her glucose testing and a weekly food and activity
chart to use for meal and exercise planning. The linked templates are what
she came up with and are easily adaptable. She sent them to me because
others might be interested in using them. You can download here as
http://www.mendosa.com/Food+ACU-20Exercise+ACU-20Log.htm
and
http://www.mendosa.com/Medicine+ACU-20Carb+ACU-20Log.htm




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