Clean it up!

In the first few weeks following my t1d discovery one of the most overwhelming things was the huge bag of stuff I had to walk out of CVS with and figure out some place to put all that stuff when I got home. Bottles of blood testing strips, lancets, pen needles, insulin pens, rescue kit, glucose bits, alcohol wipes and not to mention disposal. At first I didn’t even care, my entire dresser in my bedroom turned into a diabetic testing grounds and it took me a while to realize that just looking at it was depressing! This was a good example of letting diabetes take over. When I had company I scrambled to clean it up to avoid embarrassment so one day my girlfriend and I decided enough was enough lets figure out a better way to manage this stuff! Here’s what we ended up with:

Overall it helps make me feel a lot more organized and under control. It also helps me to assess how much of my supplies I have left to avoid running out.

 

Total Cost: $32.98

Bristol Valet Box – Container Store

Flip Bin – Container Store

 

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Apr 2012
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Cool Diabetes Mobile App

I’ve been using this diabetes management app called Dbees.com for about three months now and surprisingly I have been using it pretty consistently. The app makes it simple by considering everything related to your diabetes management an activity.

You can manage as many activities as you want but I’ve been sticking to glucose and insulin which helps me remember when the last time it was I checked, ate or how much insulin I gave myself and when. One of the things i like is that you can get a nice scatter chart on your mobile device of the last 7 days which gives you a good idea of how your management has been over the last week:

The website lets you do even more with your data such as more options for graphing the data (averages, daily averages etc) and lets you print patient logs to take with you to your doctor if you like.

Dbees.com makes this app for both iPhone and Android platforms.

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Apr 2012
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