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On-line Diabetes Resources

By David Mendosa


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.

Log Sheet or Spreadsheet

  1. 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-François 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.

    Added February 1, 2010:

  2. HumaLogger is a new website that makes it easy for you to log your blood glucose levels online. Following are their service plans:

    Monthly: $2 monthly
    Yearly: $24 yearly

    Both monthly and yearly services include: Glucose Log, Blood Pressure Log, Medication INtake Log, Weight Log and Exercise Log.

    They provide a free 14 days trial which you can subscribe to on their website here: http://carelogger.com/

     

  3. A spreadsheet is yet another way to track your blood glucose readings, insulin dosages and ratio, carbohydrates grams, and exercise. To view it you need to have Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice at http://www.openoffice.org/. Not only is OpenOffice free, but it is also available on Macintosh and Linux platforms in addition to Microsoft Windows.

  4. Kenneth A. Carrasco has developed a printable/portable, easy to use,comprehensive spreadsheet that is set up for people who are attempting to get extreme control of their glucose level and are willing to test up to 10 to 12 times a day for several weeks so that tracking their levels becomes second nature. His form includes tracking exercise, hours slept, blood pressure, and weight for one week at a time, and is easily modifiable. Itís set up for people who will (hopefully) test before and after eating to determine which foods (and how much) affect their glucose levels. Ken used it to drop his A1C from 5.9 to 5.2 in three months along with losing about 25 pounds. The URL is
    http://www.mendosa.com/carrasco_BG_form.xls

  5. Sally Hines developed this spreadsheet template and kindly authorized me to make it available here. 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

  6. Another useful spreadsheet is the so-called “Kelly Model.” It is available at http://www.diabetesmonitor.com/spreadsheet/

  7. Christina Davis gives us the spreadsheet she developed for using her new continuous glucose monitor. “I recently started on a CGM and became very frustrated with the lack of data management options/software,” she writes. “I have all this new data and no good or intuitive way to manage it, and easily enter my own data. So I created a pretty nifty Excel file with a table and graph that I think is visually intuitive. I wanted a graph that showed a downward influence on my BG from insulin delivered, and upward influence from carbs, and that also was able to distinguish between pure carbs and mixed carbs/fat/protein. So I came up with this and thought I would send it to you for you to share with everyone, since I spent a ton of time on it and also on your website investigating my various options. It’s in Excel format. I tried opening it in OpenOffice and it sort of works but the chart gets really distorted.” It is available at http://www.mendosa.com/cgm_spreadsheet.xls

  8. The Weekly Track Diabetes Management Kit is a complete diabetes management log book covering all aspects of diabetic self care. You can log blood glucose levels, carb counting information, foot care, weight loss, A1C data, eye/dental care, and more. WeeklyTrack kits are available for $19.99 from OSS Publishing Company. The URL is
    http://www.osspublishing.com/weeklytrack/index.html

  9. Here are free printable charts and tools to better understand, track, and manage blood glucose. The URL is
    http://www.diabeteschart.org/

    Added February 17, 2010:

  10. derbrill Multimedia in Germany recently released a diabetes self management tool called diabasics. It keeps track of the last finger you pricked when monitoring your blood glucose so you don't get calluses on a favorite site. It supports a huge food database, based on the USDA nutrition database. You can print out graphical logs for your doctor. Diabasics is available for Windows and Macintosh machines. The URL is
    http://www.derbrill.de/diabasics/

Web-Based Software

  1. My Sugar Level
    My Sugar Level is an online diabetes tracking and charting system. Members can track and chart nine health indicators – blood glucose and medication, HbA1c, blood pressure, carb counting, cholesterol, triglycerides, weight, waist size, and exercise.

    Users simple select their logging units (US/International) and set optional target levels. Graphs and reports can be printed for selected dates and parts of day. Users can setup "Bug Me" reminder emails and invite friends, mentors, and healthcare professionals to view their results.

    Prices vary by membership length and promotion. The URL for My Sugar Level is www.MySugarLevel.com


  2. Glucose Graph
    Glucose Graph is a free online blood glucose tracking and charting service. Brought to you from the My Sugar Level people, Glucose Graph lets you enter unlimited blood glucose logs (mg/dL or mmol/L) with accompanying brief comments. Results are displayed on animated interactive graphs. Users who sign up can get a discount for the full MySugarLevel.com site. The URL for Glucose Graph is www.GlucoseGraph.com


  3. 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 "virtual diabetic patient." 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 "virtual diabetic patient." 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 "Shareware and Freeware Windows Software" and "MS-DOS Software" 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.

  4. 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

  5. Best 4 Diabetes
    Steven Goldsmith wrote this program to simplify record-keeping for his wife Mary, who has type 1 diabetes. With this program you can automatically (or manually) upload readings from a remarkably wide range of meters — including Accu-Chek, Ascensia (previously Bayer), BD, Home Diagnostics, LifeScan, MediSense, and TheraSense. It also allows you to record foods eaten, medicines taken, and a wide variety of other measures related to diabetic care. The URL is https://www.best4diabetes.com/Welcome.jsp

    Added February 20, 2009:

  6. Body Sigma
    Body Sigma and its device uploader software makes glucose monitoring at home and on site easy. The site allows you to upload readings from the following devices: Bayer Contour, Bayer Breeze 2, LifeScan OneTouch, LifeScan Mini, Abbott Freestyle, Abbott Freestyle Flash, and Roche Accu-chek Compact Plus. Body Sigma is accessible with a web browser on any platform. However, at this time the device uploader allowing automatic upload of readings, is unfortunately only for PCs. The URL is
    http://www.bodysigma.com/

  7. DailyRating
    DailyRating.com offers a question for you to answer on "What was your Blood Sugar level today?" 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. "You have the ability to create your own questions," CEO Calvin Tarlton points out to me. "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." The URL is
    http://www.dailyrating.com/home/bloodsugarrating

  8. 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 OneTouch Basic Meter (with data port); LifeScan OneTouch II Meter; LifeScan OneTouch Profile Meter; LifeScan FastTake Meter (with FastTake Adapter), the LifeScan SureStep Meter (with data port), and the LifeScan OneTouch Ultra; Bayer Glucometer Dex; Bayer Glucometer Elite XL; 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/

  9. 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_dastart.jsp

  10. 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 OneTouch II, and LifeScan OneTouch Profile. The URL is
    http://www.homecarecenter.com/

  11. Dia-Log.com
    Dia-Log.com, your On-Line Diabetes LogBook, is an online diabetes management tool that lets you track your blood glucose, regular and long-lasting insulin, carbohydrates, and other foods. Entry is manual. Owner Mike Boeselager is a programmer who has had diabetes for 12 years. He decided to help people with a great product, which is now totally free. The URL is
    http://www.dia-log.com/

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

  13. 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 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://http://ecivon.onu.edu/

  14. 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/

  15. HealthEngage Diabetes
    FireLogic Inc. in Arlington, Virginia, has released a beta version of their free glucose tracking web based application. The application includes over 20 embeddable widgets so that users can add widgets, like manual entry or direct meter download collect, or graphs, and stats, to any web page in the same way that YouTube videos are embedded. It also offers a beta mobile/iPhone version. The new versions are advertising supported. If enough people use them on a regular basis more modules (diet, exercise, pump support etc.) will be added. The URL is
    http://www.healthengage.com/

  16. HealtheHuman
    HealtheHuman.com is an online personal health management that helps people build an integrated, comprehensive profile of their health, fitness, and well-being. The easy-to-use tools include a wide range of tools to track your diet, medications, supplements, exercise, body measurements, blood pressure, blood glucose, and other key aspects of your health. The Health Tracker tool includes a blood glucose form that includes values, time of day, and before and after meal markers. It includes an extensive diet and nutrition tracking function as well as an exercise tracking tool, all of which can be analyzed against all health trackers, including blood glucose. The health document library allows you to store your records, images, or any other electronic file in a private and secure environment that you can access anytime and anywhere you need it. Beyond storing files, the profile tools in HealtheHuman provide an in-depth medical, lifestyle, and general profile to keep an accurate account of your whole health history. In addition to an extensive set of health trackers, our tools include powerful reports, charting, and analysis tools that help monitor the progress of your health. It is quick and easy to start your free membership at www.healthehuman.com. The URL is
    http://www.healthehuman.com/

  17. 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/

  18. My Diabetes Record
    KissySoftware in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, offers this freeware program. It should work fine in Windows 95/98/2000 and XP. The URL is
    http://www.kissysoftware.com

  19. Nutrihand
    Nutrihand is not only blood glucose tracking software, but also helps you to manage your diet and exercise. The first month is free, but after that it is $9.95 per month. The URL is
    https://www.nutrihand.com/Nutrihand/myNutrihandMP.do

  20. PlasmaGlucose
    PlasmaGlucose.com is a web-based blood sugar diary that helps you keep track of your diabetes by organizing notes of your measured plasma glucose values as well as food and insulin intake. The information is presented in clear diagrams, lists, and as mean values. You can publish selected notes on a page without a password requirement, so that your diabetes care team can follow your treatment by distance. The URL is
    http://www.plasmaglucose.com/

    Added April 16, 2009:

  21. SymCare
    SymCare Personalized Health Solutions Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania, offers its SymCare Diabetes Management Program as an online tool that helps patients to manage their diabetes and communicate their blood glucose readings to their healthcare providers, healthcare providers manage their diabetes patient population, and insurance companies manage their diabetes patient and health care provider populations. The DMP enables a blood glucose meter to connect via a Bluetooth accessory, the Polymap Wireless Polytel GMA Glucose Meter Accessory (GMA), to a cellular phone. Once the mobile phone has gathered the data from the meter, it transmits the data to a centralized repository database. The data is analyzed to recognize health patterns, show trends, and offer personalized health information. The URL is
    http://www.symcare.com/

  22. SUGARpoint
    This program lets you keep track of your health data online or on the go via your Java enabled mobile phone or PDA. The URL is
    http://www.sugarpoint.net/index.jsp.

    Added July 31, 2007:

  23. SugarStats
    With SugarStats you can track your blood glucose levels, medications, foods, and activity online. This is a free program. See the review by Khürt Williams at http://honeysweet.us/2007/07/27/cursory-review-of-sugarstatscom/. Theprogram’s URL is
    http://www.sugarstats.com/

    Insulin Dose Calculators

    New August 20, 2010:

    • The “G+ Enterprise System" is an “Insulin Dosing Software and Glycemic Management System.”  Visit their website: www.glytecsystems.com  for further information on the software.  “G+ Enterprise System" has received FDA clearance.

      New November 24, 2009:

    • Predicting short-term blood sugar levels for someone who has type 1 diabetes poses no theoretical problems. You can keep records of the meals that you eat through the day and the amount of insulin you inject. You can translate these records into the amounts by which blood glucose levels are elevated by the meals and lowered by the injections. You can personalize the rises and falls of your blood glucose by knowing how you respond to particular foods and insulins. Then, occasional blood glucose test result can provide a datum level on which to base the calculations of where the blood glucose will stabilize when all the food has been digested and insulin activity ceases. You can obtain blood glucose predictions by using manual methods with, for example, a paper log of daily events and a calculator. But this approach is time consuming, repetitive, prone to errors, and very difficult to implement. A much better method is to use a computer program to take in the details of each event and fit the program use your profile to calculate how your blood glucose is likely to change and where it will stabilize. The software could also indicate how much more carbohydrate you should eat or how much insulin you should inject to stabilize the you blood glucose at, or slightly above, 5 mmol/l. Pathfinder is a PC application that does all of these things. A person with diabetes can quickly set up a personal profile on day 1. Then, you enter inputs of daily events in sequence. When required, it will show the results of its calculations in two ways: First a table showing predicted blood glucose levels over the next four hours or so, and second an indication of how much you should eat or inject to stabilize your the blood glucose level at 5 mmol/l. You can find full details at http://www.pathfinderweb.talktalk.net and get further help and information from The Pathfinder Team at pathfinderemail@talktalk.net.

      New April 23, 2009:

    • Calsulin is a credit card sized electronic calculator that takes people with diabetes through the process of inputting blood glucose, insulin ratio, grams of carbohydrates, and estimated post-injection exercise. Calsulin then makes the calculations and automatically displays the insulin dose. Store4Diabetics.com offers it in the U.S. for $8.99 at http://www.store4diabetics.com/Accessories___Organizers-Calsulin_Insulin_Calculator-P301.aspx. The Calsulin URL is
      http://www.thorpe-products.com/home.html

    • Insulin Helper computes your insulin required prior to each meal using a customized wallet sized card. It is a product of Mistebar Computer Consultants (whose owner has diabetes and created the Insulin Helper to help him improve his own blood sugars). Mistebar also has a booklet which teaches how to use the Insulin Helper and has 30 pages of tips on how to improve blood glucose. The URL is
      http://www.mistebar.com.

    Commercial Windows Software

    1. 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 $59.99 at 1-888-232-2737 or http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/bgm/software.jsp

    2. 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 $39.95. The URL is
      http://www.queststarmedical.com/

    3. NOT RECOMMENDED
      D-Diabetic Software
      I listed this software some time ago. I have now received a negative report from someone who purchased it. "The support from the company is terrible," he wrote. "I still have not received an answer, and it has been three weeks." I tried to give the company a chance, but no one has responded to my repeated calls either.

      For what it's worth, this is the software and company that offers it and will gladly take your money:

      Diabetic Software in Marina Del Rey, California, offers the first "high-end Diabetic application," D-Diabetic Software, for Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, or Windows XP Professional or Home Edition. It requires Microsoft's .NET framework, which is standard on the current operating system, but not part of older ones. Your computer also needs an Intel Pentium processor (90 MHz or higher), 64MB or more of RAM, 60MB of available hard disk space, and an Internet connection. The program lists for $39.99. The toll-free phone is (800) 897-9018 and the URL is http://www.diabetic-software.com

    4. 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 (=Accu-Chek Easy), Accu-Chek Instant DM, Accu-Chek Complete, Accutrend GC, Reflolux S, OneTouch II, OneTouch 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@mediaspects.de or diabass@diabetes-forum.com. The price is 50 EURO (about US$ 57) plus shipping. The URL is http://diabtrends.com/db4eng.htm .

    5. Diabetes Diary
      This program 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 $29.95. The phone number is (602) 547-8639 and the URL is
      http://www.tricalico.com/diabetes.html

    6. The Diabetes Manager
      The Diabetes Manager is a Microsoft Access database application from Creative Database Solutions in Bedford, Texas. Steve Gergens founded the company when he was diagnosed with diabetes in October 2002. The URL is
      http://www.thediabetesmanager.com/

    7. Diabetes Works
      ITA Software Inc. in Cascade, Idaho, provides a bundle of five programs called Diabetes Works. The program supports LifeScan's OneTouch Profile and OneTouch II meters.The cost is was just reduced in summer 2001 from $79.95 to $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.

    8. DiaMed
      DiaMed, by Chiron Data Systems Inc. in Dallas, is a comprehensive, easy-to-use electronic data management tool designed by diabetes educators for diabetes educators. DiaMed gives the diabetes management team timely and accurate access to the patient information needed to provide high quality care, increase patient satisfaction, gather and analyze outcomes, and control program costs. DiaMed is compatible with Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Licensing fees are dependent upon the number of diabetes centers and end-users. For more information, please call 1 (866) 855-9330 or visit
      http://www.chirondata.com

    9. DiaTrends
      DiaTrends by Overlook Software Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina, is designed for health care professionals to help track and improve diabetes management outcomes. Practicing clinical endocrinologists developed the system. They released the most recent version, with numerous new and improved features, in May 2006. DiaTrends is designed to run under Windows 98/Me/XP, Windows NT 4.0 (with service pack 6) or higher, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003. The single PC license is available for an introductory price of $2,280. The network configuration is available for introductory prices starting at $3,200 for a one-physician license with 2 concurrent users. The phone is (336) 274-0066, the e-mail address is info@overlooksoftware.com, the URL is http://overlooksoftware.com and an annotated demonstration is available at http://overlooksoftware.com/demo.aspx.

    10. ezManager Plus
      Animas Corp., the manufacturer of the R1000 Insulin Pump, offers ezManager Plus 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. The URL is http://www.animascorp.com/products/pr_ezmanagerplus_1.shtml

    11. 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 $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.

    12. 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 $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 $49. The URL is also
        http://www.futurewaredc.com/diabetes/

    13. GlucoGraph
      Bryan Miller Software in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, offers this program for Window 95 and up for $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

    14. 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 $29.95. The URL is
      http://www.proaxis.com/~rwi/glumgr.htm

    15. GlucoStats
      GlucoStats version 1.3 is a diabetic monitoring software program designed to monitor diabetes blood glucose levels. It sells for $9.95. GlucoStats diabetic log software has been specially developed for diabetes patients to help them keep track of their blood glucose levels with printable charts and diagrams. The program runs on Windows 95, 98, XP, and NT. There isn't yet an interface with meters, but Brian Brackeen, the program developer, will be adding one in future versions. The URL is
      https://www.glucostats.com/

    16. GlucoSym
      GlucoSym makes a daily 24-hour chart that tells what your blood glucose level will be, minute by minute, hours in advance. This capability depends on a mathematical model, a one time calibration, and information about the food you eat and the drugs you take. This program, by Edward Pisciotta, is designed for the PC and requires Windows XP and either Microsoft Office XP and Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher or Access 2002 and Excel 2000/2002 and Internet Explorer 4 or higher. You can download a trial version now at http://glucosym.home.att.net/, but the final program will be available on eBay.

    17. 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 OneTouch 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 $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.

    18. 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 OneTouch Profile and OneTouch II meters. The HealthView Patient Version lists for $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.

    19. Insulin Dependant Follow Up & Control System
      ARBSoft Inc. in Miami, offers this program for Windows 95/98/ME and the Palm Pilot for $80 plus $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

    20. Insulin Helper
      Insulin Helper is a PC program to help the diabetes educator teach Intensive Insulin Management. The program has a nutrition section which computes exchanges and intake and an insulin management section which teaches intensive management, the traditional method with ratios, the new method with the wallet sized cards, and does pattern management. There is a short video on the website which illustrates the program. The URL is
      http://www.Mistebar.com

    21. 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=24578114615 and the company's URL is
      http://www.maxi-med.com

    22. 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 $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.

    23. Solutions Software
      Medtronic Diabetes, which makes Paradigm insulin pumps (as well as the earlier 507c and 508 models), offers Solutions Software 5.0, which includes features specifically for pump users. You have your choice of 11 different reports, each of which you can customize. The program is compatible with a wide variety of blood glucose meters, including the Paradigm Link, BD Logic, LifeScan OneTouch Ultra, LifeScan FastTake, LifeScan Profile, Accu-Chek Complete, Accu-Chek Advantage, Glucometer DEX and DEX2, Glucometer Elite XL, MediSense Precision Xtra, and TheraSense FreeStyle. It retails for $69.95 at
      http://www.minimed.com/patientfam/pf_ipt_solutions_overview.shtml

    24. OneTouch
      LifeScan Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, in Milpitas, California manufactures blood glucose monitoring systems and also provides diabetes management software called OneTouch (formerly In Touch). The current U.S. version is 2.1. 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 ($19.99 plus shipping and handling) and download the program at no cost from http://www.lifescan.com/products/otdms/software.html.

    25. Precision Link
      This program for Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Windows XP supports the Precision and FreeStyle meters. The current version is 2.6. The URL is
      http://www.abbottdiabetescare.com/content/en_US/
      20.40.10:10/product/Product_Profile_0005.htm

    26. 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 $49.95 (including the cable), but can be downloaded at no cost (except for the cable, which is $29.95). The URL is
      http://www.glucometerdex.com/Sftwre.htm

      Gretchen Becker reviews WinGlucofacts on this Web site.

    27. 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 $49.95 (including the cable), but can be downloaded at no cost (except for the cable, which is $29.95). The URL is
      http://www.glucometerelitexl.com/data.htm

    28. Glucofacts Deluxe
      Bayer’s Glucofacts Deluxe diabetes management software runs on the CONTOUR USB blood glucose meter. The software loads from the blood glucose monitor when the meter is inserted into your computer's USB port. The following operating systems are supported: Windows 7, Windows XP SP3, and Windows Vista SP2. The URL is http://www.BayerContourUSB.com

    Shareware and Freeware Windows Software

    1. 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; (2) an import/export facility to allow case scenarios to be swapped between AIDA users; and (3) technical upgrades to make installation and use easier. The URL is
      http://www.2aida.org

    2. 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/

    3. 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 $9.95 plus shipping and handling. The URL is
      http://www.oztech.com/cvc/

    4. 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, "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 ($US10) for those who can not or do not want to download." The URL is
      http://www.bgtracker.com/

    5. 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 $25. The URL is
      http://members.aol.com/kennzo/ddn.htm

    6. 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/~diabeteshelper/

    7. 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

    8. The Diabetic Daily Log
      The Diabetic Daily Log (TDDL) is a $25 shareware program for DOS, Windows 3.1, and Windows 95/2000/XP 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

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

    10. 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 OneTouch Profile and OneTouch 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

    11. Dia-Log: A Diabetes Daily Log Manager
      Dia-Log v4.0 from C&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 $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

    12. 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 OneTouch II. You can download a free evaluation copy from this site. The URL is
      http://members.aol.com/paramntsw/index.htm

    13. 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=lst-0-1

    14. GlucoseOne
      Bill Smelser in Salt Lake City, Utah, developed GlucoseOne when his 15-month-old son Wyatt got diabetes. Since he is a computer programmer, Bill created the GlucoseOne Diabetes Management System. It produces a variety of reports, including glucose readings, carbohydrate intakes, and medication/insulin statuses, that are easy to read and identify trends. The GlucoseOne system is free for non commercial use to all people with diabetes and their caretakers. The program runs on the Windows and Palm operating systems. The URL is
      http://www.glucoseone.com.

    15. Glucose Journal and Database
      Glucose Journal and Database version 1.0 is a database program by Jonathan R. Allen of Nella_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/~nellaware/glujodat.html

    16. 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 Andre Lefebvre for Program-Action. The URL is
      http://www.clic.net/~programa/glucom_an.html

    17. 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 OneTouch meter, Bayer's Glucofast (Glucometer) Dex meters, Roche's Accu-Chek Compete, and Abbott's MediSense Precision Q.I.D. He released a new version of the program on February 9, 2006. It is now possible to track three kinds of insulin, a level of effort, a note and one's complete food consumption for a measurement. With the food consumption you can exactly record in the database what you have eaten and drunk and the program also keeps track of the related carbohydrates, kilocalories, proteins, and fats. It uses a foodtable with about 1000 products and it is now also available in English. You also can add products to this foodtable. English documentation available on the website. The program can also print graphs and also a logbook over a chosen period with all data included that is available. The program is still free. URL is
      http://www.creusen-software.nl

    18. Health
      Health Diabetic Software is a freeware software application designed for people with diabetes and/or hypertension (high blood pressure). Health records and graphs your blood glucose, blood pressure (systolic, diastolic, and pulse), weight, temperature, A1C, cholesterol, etc. The graphed data can be viewed in a line or bar graph. The software contains an array of statistics. The URL is
      http://www.healthdiabeticsoftware.com.

    19. 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

    20. 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@yahoo.com, NutriSoft@aol.com, and 71563.124@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 $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 $39 or is $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 $59 or is $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

    21. 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 OneTouch 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/~quicklog/

    22. Two Touch
      Kirmo Uusitalo in Helsinki, Finland, offers easy-to-use graphical interface for data transmission and analysis for LifeScan's OneTouch 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 $25 or FIM 100, whichever you prefer. The URL is
      http://www.sci.fi/~keytech/twotouch.html

      Update September 21, 2009:

    23. SiDiary, Version 6
      SiDiary is a free program for managing and analyzing your diabetes data. You can track your blood glucose levels, carbohydrates, insulin, ketones, blood pressure, notes, etc., for the whole day on just a single screen. It suggests a bolus dose for your individual coefficients and gives graphical feedback (pie chart, line chart, etc.) and several statistic parameters (highest, lowest, average, A1C, etc.). The program runs on Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, etc. as well as the Pocket PC, Smartphones with Windows Mobile, cell phones with Java, and on iPhone/iPodTouch. Exporting data can be done for Excel, csv/text, HTML, RTF. SiDiary doesn't only import almost all standard blood glucose meters, but also from insulin Accu-Chek, Animas, Medtronic, and Smiths Medical insulin pumps and also from some blood pressure meters, pedometers, and CGMS. The program is available in more than 20 languages. Free download on
      http://www.sinovo.net/

    MS-DOS Software

    1. 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

    2. 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 $49.95. The URL is
      http://www.roche.com/diagnostics/products/c_prodlist.html

    3. Diabetics Assistant
      Diabetics Assistant version 2.1 by Douglas Williams is a $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 OneTouch II or One Touch Profile meters. The program can be obtained from
      Douglas A. Williams
      13725 174th Ave NE
      Redmond, WA 98052.

    4. Glucosa Controls
      This is a Spanish-language program by Ramón Torra Colom. The URL is
      http://www.glucosacontrols.com/

    5. 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 $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/glucofacts+dms.info

    6. OTVIEW
      OTVIEW by Merritt Island Technologies is an MS-DOS shareware program that works with OneTouch 2 meters. The cost is $25 if downloaded, $29.00 if the disk is ordered by mail, and $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/software

    7. The Diabetic Daily Log
      The Diabetic Daily Log (TDDL) is a $25 shareware program for DOS, Windows 3.1, and Windows 95/2000/XP 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

    8. Touch2
      Touch2 by Victor A. Abell is a free program for use with OneTouch II or OneTouch Profile meters. Two versions may be downloaded from
      http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d_06_150.htm

    9. 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 $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

    1. 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; DiabetesMobil 6.00 in English, German, or French for Nokia 9210/9290 SmartPhones; 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

    2. Diabetes Blood Readings Record Keeper
      This is a Filemaker Pro database that requires you to enter your readings in an easy, well labeled form. From the program you can print a form to take to your doctor that has all your readings plus all averages and any notes about the readings that you make. At this time it is not a stand alone filemaker program, but is free to download for your use. You will need Filemaker Pro 5.5 or greater for either MAC OS 7/8/9/X or Windows, all versions. The URL is
      http://members.shaw.ca/philmint/public_html/

      Added September 7, 2008:

    3. Diabetes Logbook X
      Diabetes Logbook X is a free logbook application for tracking and reporting diabetes related information on Mac OS X 10.4 or later. The URL is
      http://www.nesfield.co.uk/diabeteslogbookx/

    4. DiabGo
      Developed by Cristina Tarín and Edgar Teufel, engineers with special interests in healthcare assistance systems research, DiabGo is a PocketPC application designed to assist both people with type 1 and type 2 with their daily therapy. It features a comprehensive yet extendable food database containing more than 7,000 items; a calorie calculator that estimates the caloric need based on age, current and target body weight, activity level, and gender; a diary that makes tracking of all therapy-relevant facts a snap; and an easy-to-use bolus insulin dosage aid that calculates the 500/2000 rules for meal compensation and high BG correction. Moreover, DiabGo ships with an extendable activity database containing data about the calories burned while executing certain activities like walking. The content of the diary can be exported to a csv-file that can be processed by any computer to create printable reports. You can find more details, screenshots, and a fully functional trial version on the website. DiabGo is designed to run on any device with PocketPC 2002, Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 SE, or later. and lists for $19.90. The address of the developers is Avenida Peris y Valero 105, 44a E-46006 Valencia, Spain, and the URL is
      http://www.ace-tt.com/

    5. 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.

      The iPhone/iTouch/iPad version costs $11.99

      Palm OS version $29.99

      Windows mobile version $29.99

      Windows and Mac desktop versions $39.99

      In order to take advantage of the full system and reporting you need the mobile and desktop versions.  You could get by with the desktop but you couldn’t record data on the go. The URL is http://www.diabetespilot.com/

    6. Elardo
      Elardo DiabetesProfiler is a software program for mobile diabetes management (Palm + Windows) for recording, storing, and analyzing data. Record your blood sugar, weight, pulse, insulin intake, meals, exercise, and notes. You can customise the Elardo DiabetesProfiler according to your individual needs. In addition, you can save the address of your physician and your next appointment — and be reminded of your appointment using the calendar function. Compile reports and watch your development in a graph (table, line chart, modal day, pie chart, statistics) on your PDA. Exporting data is simple and quick. File your data on your PC and generate complete reports for your physician with the included Windows program. You can download a trial version at Handango. The regular version is $19.95 and requires a PDA with Palm OS 3.5 or later. The URL is
      http://www.elardo.com/

    7. ezManager Plus
      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. The URL is
      http://www.animascorp.com/products/pr_ezmanagerplus_1.shtml

    8. 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 $14.95. The URL is
      http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?siteId=1& jid=37926CXA193AE2FF4A2D53C1CEXC448B&productId=54460& optionId=1_1_2&productType=2&catalog=1&txt Search=flashbolus&sectionId=0&platformId=1

    9. 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 $9; 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 $15; you can download a free demo version for evaluation. The URL is also
        http://www.futurewaredc.com/diabetes/

    10. 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 $17.96 after a free 21-day trial period. The URL
      http://www.glucobase.com

    11. Gluco-Log and Gluco-LogP
      Gluco-Log v. 5.0 by Edward Hoag is a shareware Palm OS program designed to record the maximum amount of diabetes related data, requiring minimal effort and time. The companion program, Gluco-LogP v. 1.0, is a digital logbook for insulin pump users. It is designed be simple and intuitive. The URLs are
      Gluco-Log 5.0.1 and Gluco-LogP v.1.1

    12. 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/

    13. GlucoseOne
      Bill Smelser in Salt Lake City, Utah, developed GlucoseOne when his 15-month-old son Wyatt got diabetes. Since he is a computer programmer, Bill created the GlucoseOne Diabetes Management System. It produces a variety of reports, including glucose readings, carbohydrate intakes, and medication/insulin statuses, that are easy to read and identify trends. The GlucoseOne system is free for non commercial use to all people with diabetes and their caretakers. The program runs on the Windows and Palm operating systems. The URL is
      http://www.glucoseone.com.

    14. 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

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

    16. GlucoTrans Ernst Bablick in Grafenwiesen, Germany, developed GlucoTrans as a command line application to transfer measurement values from the meter to the computer. The values then can be written in a CSV file, which you then can import into a spreadsheet application. GlucoTrans has no graphical user interface and installation instructions are also a bit rough, Ernst says. Currently GlucoTrans only supports a limited number of operating systems, Mac OS X (x86) v10.4 and higher and Linux, and only the OneTouch Ultra meter. GlucoTrans is donationware. The URL is
      http://glucotrans.bablick.de/base0/en/

    17. HealthAtHand
      Kronos Robotics and Electronics in Leesburg, Virginia, offers HealthAtHand is a food diary that runs on a Pocket PC. It contains five complete and integrated databases to make the job of diet and control easy and includes the full USDA database with more than 10,700 items and a weight-based database that with 1,000 items that will allow you to turn any scale into a nutritional scale. It also has a custom food database that allows you to add you own food items and a recipe and dish database that allows you to create and keep track of recipes, ingredients, and cooking instructions. A meal diary allows you to track ingredients, meals, and daily totals against targets. Finally, a shopping database allows you to place food items or ingredients from any of the above databases here as a reminder the next time you are at the supermarket. The company offers a 15-day free trial, and the program lists for $39.95. The URL is http://www.krmicros.com/HealthFitness/HealthAtHand/HealthAtHand.htm

    18. 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 $69.99 or for $59.99 without the companion program. The URL is
      http://www.healthengage.com/healthengagediabetes.html

    19. 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—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/

    20. 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 $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

    21. 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_06_150.htm

    22. InsulinDiaryX
      This new stupidFish23 project aims to help people with diabetes to keep track of their blood glucose and insulin dosage levels. This is beta version b3. It requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher. The URL is
      http://www.stupidfish23.com/insulindiaryx/

    23. Insulin Dependant Follow Up & Control System
      ARBSoft Inc. in Miami, offers this program for Windows 95/98/ME and the Palm Pilot for $80 plus $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

    24. Logbook DM
      Logbook DM version 1.4 is a shareware program by Ryan Bruner for the Palm OS that "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." The URL is
      http://www.palmgear.com/software/showsoftware.cfm?prodID=44602

    25. Mobile Diabetic
      Mobile Diabetic in Snohomish, Washington, provides mobile health record management, monitoring, and reporting tools to help people with diabetes to manage and control their disease. Their mDiabetic wireless diabetes management services have expanded with the recent addition of lab result posting with integrated health reminders and automated email alerts. The URL is
      http://www.mdiabetic.com/

      Update September 21, 2009:

    26. SiDiary, Version 6
      SiDiary is a free program for managing and analyzing your diabetes data. You can track your blood glucose levels, carbohydrates, insulin, ketones, blood pressure, notes, etc., for the whole day on just a single screen. It suggests a bolus dose for your individual coefficients and gives graphical feedback (pie chart, line chart, etc.) and several statistic parameters (highest, lowest, average, A1C, etc.). The program runs on Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, etc. as well as the Pocket PC, Smartphones with Windows Mobile, cell phones with Java, and on iPhone/iPodTouch. Exporting data can be done for Excel, csv/text, HTML, RTF. SiDiary doesn't only import almost all standard blood glucose meters, but also from insulin Accu-Chek, Animas, Medtronic, and Smiths Medical insulin pumps and also from some blood pressure meters, pedometers, and CGMS. The program is available in more than 20 languages. Free download on
      http://www.sinovo.net/

      Added (Again) May 20, 2009

    27. SweetSheet
      SweetSheet version 2.1 by Alaric Faulkner is a full-featured Macintosh program (for OS 7.0 to 9.1) for uploading and analyzing data from all LifeScan OneTouch meters, including the new OneTouch 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_06_155.htm

      Updated December 28, 2006

    28. TraxItAll
      TraxItAll's three-fold tracking system enables users to track any statistic on a daily basis. People with diabetes can use it to track meter readings along with any other health statistics, such as blood pressure levels, weight, and cholesterol. It can also be used as a goal-setting tool for exercise and diet. The reports can also be emailed as PDF files to doctors, family members, support groups, or anyone else. You can view a sample blood glucose report at http://www.traxitall.com/PDF/TraxitallReportHealthFitness.pdf. TraxItAll runs on Palm OS computers and retails for $20. In addition, there is a new desktop module for TraxItAll that enables users to print out their reports or export their data. (You still need the Palm OS program for entering your data.) The desktop module is currently in its public beta trial, so you may download both it and the Palm OS TraxItAll program for a free 30-day trial via the link below. The URL for TraxItAll is
      http://www.traxitall.com/.

      Updated October 26, 2006

    29. 1-2Tracker
      ToThePoint Software has released 1-2Tracker 1.0, a re-design of its original Type2Tracker application designed specifically for people with diabetes. The software allows users to track and graph blood glucose tests as well as weight on a daily basis. 1-2Tracker helps people with diabetes keep food and exercise logs via a journal, storing links to diabetes-related resources such as websites and documents for later retrieval. The update runs natively on Intel-based Macs as a universal binary, offering numerous additional features and bug fixes. The new release stores medication, exercise, and food logs in a separate drop-down window, and adds the ability to archive data. 1-2Tracker 1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.0 or later and is available for $15. The URL is http://www.ttpsoftware.com/Products/1-2tracker.html

    30. UTS Diabetes
      UTS Diabetes is the Palm OS software that tracks your blood glucose level, insulin injections, carbohydrates consumed and various medication intakes. UTS Diabetes is plug-in application that requires the Universal Tracking System version to be installed on your Palm PDA. You can download UTS Diabetes free at http://www.utracksys.com/plugins/diabetes//.

    31. Glucofacts Deluxe
      Bayer’s Glucofacts Deluxe diabetes management software runs on the CONTOUR USB blood glucose meter. The software loads from the blood glucose monitor when the meter is inserted into your computer's USB port. The following operating systems are supported: Mac OS 10.6X (Snow Leopard) or 10.5 (Leopard). The URL is http://www.BayerContourUSB.com








    iPhone/iPod Touch Applications

      New applications for the iPhone -- which also run on the iPod Touch -- are so plentiful that I can't keep up with all of them. Searching the App store of the iTunes store for "diabetes" on October 29, 2009, returned about 90 apps. Please let me know of useful apps that you make or use.

      New April 23, 2009

    1. Glucose-Charter Pro is a blood glucose, insulin, and medication recording and doctor reporting tool installed on your iPhone or iPod Touch. This program is now available for download at the App Store in iTunes for $1.99 and the URL is
      http://glucose-charter.com/.

      New April 21, 2009

    2. Sensei My Diabetes Guide
      Sensei, a subsidiary of Humana Inc., in collaboration with the Joslin Diabetes Center developed Sensi My Diabetes Guide. This application for the iPhone and iPod Touch is designed to guide and help manage diabetes in one simple, organized application. This program is now available for download at the App Store in iTunes for 99 cents.

      Updated January 22, 2010

    3. Glucose Buddy and Glucose Buddy Lite
      Glucose Buddy and Glucose Buddy Lite from oneApOneCause are applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Both applications are now free.

      With Glucose Buddy you can monitor your glucose and activity levels as well as carbohydrate and medicine intakes. All log entries can be edited with detailed notes and also graphed for a visual representation. Up to 60 days worth of glucose log entries are graphed -- highs, lows, averages, and saving a snapshot of it is just as easy as a click of a button. Some of the updates soon to be added is an interactive website to sync with your mobile phone's Glucose Buddy, more statistical analysis, graphing options, and e-mailing capabilities. The URL is
      http://www.oneapponecause.com/

      Please note this comment from my correspondent Mary Downs: "I tried Glucose Buddy, but found that data entry involved a great many 'clicks,' as it were. The final straw for me was when I could not edit a prior entry to correct a severe typo."

      Added October 29, 2009

    4. ResQr Diabetic Coach
      ResQr Diabetic Coach is an iPhone app with a patented yes/no step-by-step emergency response instructions that help friends and family of diabetics, and even diabetics themselves, know how to handle the stressful situation of a diabetic emergency, instead of being shocked into watching helplessly. The URL is
      http://resqrsoftware.com/diabetic-coach.php

      Added January 22, 2010:

    5. Islet
      Correspondent Mary Downs recommends this ap. "I read about the developer that won a $100,000 award in a software competition. His app is called Islet.

      "Entering data using Islet is very fast and very easy. You can also enter food and activity, but those records are very basic, i.e., food is simply the number of grams of carbs, but not what or how much. You can easily add or edit records later. The collected records can then be either emailed or synced. I have used the email, and you get a nice CSV that can be imported into anything. There is also a file syncing mechanism that I haven't tried. Of course, with the iPod Touch either syncing method requires you to be in a WiFi zone. Islet does cost $2.99, but I feel it was well worth it."

      Added September 21, 2009:

    6. WaveSense Diabetes Manager
      The WaveSense Diabetes Manager is an iPhone/iPod Touch app. The first version is a digital logbook. You can enter glucose, carb, and insulin data, just like you would with a paper logbook. However, the app puts everything into a clean format, helps you add tags and notes to your results, and utilizes the data capabilities of the iPhone or iPod Touch to share info with your health care team or family. The next version is in progress and will automate the data entry process freeing people up to review and better understand their numbers. It is available now at the iTunes store at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=325292586&mt=8

      Platform-Independent Software

      1. GNU Gluco Control
        GNU Gluco Control is software that can help you manage your diabetes. You can enter detailed data about your current state: Medications, Activity, Blood Glucose, Meals Eaten/CH (you can add CH directly, or with help of selection of food in foods databases (it currently has three databases: USDA, User Db and Meals Db), or even as freetext (text where you type what you eat, its CH value in brackets and at end all values are summed together), Comments, or it can even help with your boluses through Bolus Helper. You have the possibility then to add, change, view data, view data graphicaly through graphs (still work in progress), or print data out to printer. In previous version (that was 0.3, it is now at version 0.4) they integrated the first version of Meter Tool, which is now fully developed and support several devices (the whole Ascensia/Bayer family, the Roche/Accu-Chek family, and some of the LifeScan OneTouch devices). It also now works on Pump Tool, which in its current version only has the possibility of manually adding data (automatic importing is coming). Since this is an open source application (written in Java), the developers tell me that they need all the help then can get, including testers/users, translators, and if someone is brave enough, also developers (either in Java or C#). The URL is
        http://ggc.sourceforge.net

      2. 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, "portable" 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/

      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.

        New: April 16, 2009:
      1. nutrinote
        The new nutrition software, nutrinote 2009, is meant for everyone who wants to achieve long-lasting weight loss or who needs to monitor what they eat. An interactive, animated food diary, calorie counter, calorie warning light, weight and BMI diagrams, and lots of diary analyses make dieting easier and highlight hidden sources of calories. It comes with a calorie chart with up to 7,500 foods. Versions start at $40. The URL is
        http://www.nutrinote.com/

      2. MyNetDiary
        MyNetDiary is not a typical calorie counter. It is a weight loss program providing users with personalized nutrient needs analysis per USDA guidelines, weight goal and diet planning, food and exercise tracking, and progress analysis tools. State-of-the-art technology is used to make food entry process a snap. In-place food search and editing, smart suggestions provided by MyNetDiary after typing only a few letters, and on-the-fly personalization features reduce data entry time to several minutes per day. MyNetDiary.com offers a paid membership from $7 a month. You can find additional materials at http://www.mynetdiary.com and you can see MyNetDiary in action by taking a "Test Drive," which provides access to full functionality of MyNetDiary without any registration.

      3. my-calorie-counter.com
        This site is the most comprehensive food and nutrition database search engine on the web with nutritional data on more than 45,000 foods. The URL is
        http://www.my-calorie-counter.com

      4. Myfoodcount.com
        This site is a free, anonymous, and easy to use system to keep track of your blood glucose level, carbohydrate intake, fitness, and more. The URL is
        http://www.myfoodcount.com

      5. Nutri-Base
        NutriBase is complete nutrition and fitness software. Its directory of competitors is particularly helpful. All versions of NutriBase require a PC running Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT. It requires 32 Mbytes of RAM, but they recommend 64 Mbytes or more. It requires a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels minimum (but they recommend a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixel resolution or greater). They don't have a Mac version. They offer 15 different editions ranging in price from $29.95 to $119.95. The URL is
        http://www.dietsoftware.com/homepage.shtml

      6. 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

      7. 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/

      8. CalorieKing
        CalorieKing-Joslin Food Awareness Toolbar is designed to promote daily food awareness, which is of particular importance in the prevention and effective management of diabetes. The Food Awareness Toolbar acts as your own food-search browser tool on your desktop. It is free and works just like a Google search, but for food data. All you have to do is click on the browser you use (either Internet Explorer or Firefox) to download and install the food-search browser tool to your computer. Then, any time you are curious about a food's nutritional content, the answer is only keystrokes away.

        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 $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 $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 $14.95.

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

        Note also the CalorieKing Handheld Diabetes Log for Palm OS available at http://www.calorieking.com/handheld/ckdiabetespalm.php

      9. Computer Planned Nutrition
        Nutritional Computing Concepts in Zionsville, Indiana, produces the Computer Planned Nutrition program. It provides food intake analysis, menu planning including automatic menu planning and recipe analysis. The food database includes more than 18,000 foods and 123 nutrients including foods from USDA Version 15. Data can be uploaded from Bayer, LifeScan and ThereaSense meters. A comprehensive health diary is included. The URL is
        http://www.ncconcepts.com

      10. 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

      11. 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 $29.95. The URL is
        http://www.dvo.com/cookndiabetics.html

      12. Diet & 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

      13. MyFoodDiary.com
        MyFoodDiary.com includes a food database of more than 30,000 items and an exercise log with more than 600 activities. Cost $9 per month. The URL is http://www.myfooddiary.com/

      14. My Calorie & Nutrition Counter 1.0.3
        Jon & Sayuri's Software has developed this shareware nutrition calculator for the Mac. With it you'll be able to keep accurate track of all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that you eat each day. This program requires Mac OS 9 or X. The URL is http://www14.plala.or.jp/scotteigoacademy/htmls/MyCalorieandNutritionCount.html

      15. Nutrition Data
        NutritionData.com provides complete nutritional information for any food or recipe and helps you select foods that best match your dietary needs. The URL is http://www.nutritiondata.com/


      Discontinued Software

      1. 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).

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

      3. 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/software

      4. Blood Glucose Monitor
        Blood Glucose Monitor Version 1.1 was MS-DOS shareware in support of a OneTouch 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@compuserve.com bounced.

      5. 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/

      6. 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).

      7. 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 $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=0007VV

      8. DiabetesManager.com
        The company advises that, "due to the current economic uncertainty, our key strategic partner has made the difficult decision not to continue funding DiabetesManager.com." 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 $20 per month with a 30 day money back guarantee. The URL was
        http://www.diabetesmanager.com

      9. 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

      10. DiaMac
        DiaMac by Pagano Technologies Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California, is no longer available to the public, according to a message from Tom Pagano. It was diabetes analysis software for Macintosh computers.

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

      12. Gluco*Health
        Jonathan R. Allen's Gluco*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 $36.95 when you register it, has been replaced by Jonathan's Glucose Journal and Database, described and linked in the shareware section above.

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

      14. 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.

      15. 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.

      16. Level
        This $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

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

      18. 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, "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; 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) [is] only $45.00 after a $20.00 mail-in rebate...the price to U.S. Veterans [is] only the price of the diskettes and postage and handling ($12.00)."

      19. 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.

      20. The Quantitator
        According to Children with Diabetes's "Computerizing Your Meter" 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.

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