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Mac Diabetes meter software

Howard E. Rosenman
Hello all,

The only thing I’ve been using my Boot Camp installation of Win 7 for is to read results from my One Touch Diabetes meter - they do not make Mac software. Today, the boot camp installation came up corrupted beyond repair. I’d rather get the disk space back than try to repair Windows.

Does anyone know of another meter with good Mac software, or Mac software that will read results from this meter?

(I am Type 2 diabetic - I use test strips, not a glucose pump if that matters).

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Re: Mac Diabetes meter software

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> The only thing I’ve been using my Boot Camp installation of Win 7 for is to read results from my One Touch Diabetes meter - they do not make Mac software. Today, the boot camp installation came up corrupted beyond repair. I’d rather get the disk space back than try to repair Windows.
>
> Does anyone know of another meter with good Mac software, or Mac software that will read results from this meter?


How about:

https://www.abbottdiabetescare.com/products/patient/data-management/auto-assist.html

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Re: Mac Diabetes meter software

Qazwart
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Are you looking for software that will take your readings from your meter to the Mac, so you can use the software there?

There's nothing. Well, there is ONE thing: Lifescan can sell you a cable that will work with the Mac, and has software that downloads your readings to your Mac in ASCII format. Getting that data into the One Touch management software is another question. http://www.armory.com/~rstevew/Diabetes/OTUltraComm.pdf

Do you have an iPhone. If you have an iPhone, manually entering the reading would not be too bad.  You're already pulling out your meter, test strips, sharps, and general prepping whenever you take your blood glucose readings. Pulling out your iPhone and manually entering in that reading wouldn't be that much of an issue.

The Mac is different. You don't usually have your Mac around as you take your glucose measurement, and remembering to enter in the readings when you finally remember is a pain. On the iPhone, if you enter the reading as soon as you take it, the date and time are correct, and if you take your readings at least 4 times per day, you could end up with a dozen or so entries on the Mac once you remember, On the iPhone, all you're doing is entering the reading itself, and maybe a drop down menu for the reading type (preprandial lunch, post exercise, etc.). On the Mac, you have to enter the date, time, remember why you took a reading etc.

There is Diabetes Pilot which is on the Mac and iPhone. If you enter the data on the iPhone, you can transfer that data to your Mac to the Diabetes Pilot Mac application where you can do all sorts of neat graphs. The iPhone app will help you calculate your insulin need, and you can enter in your meals too.

There's the IBStar meter that connects directly to an iPhone (uses the old 30 pin connector and not the Lightning connector). I believe the Apple stores sell them and the strips are available at Wallgreens. However, I know that Diabetics are very partial to their meters. Asking a Diabetic to switch meters can be like asking a Mets fan to root for the Yankees.

I am actually surprised at the lack of "Apple Integration" options. I would suspect that most meters could at least communicate directly with an iPhone or iPod, and that more companies that produce meters would have software on Apple's various platforms. You'd think there would be at least one meter that can use Bluetooth connectivity.

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On Dec 12, 2013, at 8:23 AM, Howard Rosenman <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> The only thing I’ve been using my Boot Camp installation of Win 7 for is to read results from my One Touch Diabetes meter - they do not make Mac software. Today, the boot camp installation came up corrupted beyond repair. I’d rather get the disk space back than try to repair Windows.
>
> Does anyone know of another meter with good Mac software, or Mac software that will read results from this meter?
>
> (I am Type 2 diabetic - I use test strips, not a glucose pump if that matters).
>
> Privat
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> Howard E. Rosenman
> Jacksonville, FL, USA
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Re: Mac Diabetes meter software

Howard E. Rosenman
I am perfectly willing to switch meters. Thus far, my research has turned up the Bayer meters, that appear to have Mac compatible software available. I’m looking for experience with this software or any other meters with Mac software available.

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On Dec 12, 2013, at 9:04 AM, David Weintraub <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Are you looking for software that will take your readings from your meter to the Mac, so you can use the software there?
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Re: Mac Diabetes meter software

Randy B. Singer
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On Dec 12, 2013, at 5:23 AM, Howard Rosenman wrote:

> es anyone know of another meter with good Mac software, or Mac software that will read results from this meter?

This is the diabetes software that I know of.  I don't know which, if any, of these programs work with a meter.  I offer it hoping that it will lead you to what you want.

GlucoAide $9
http://ttpsoftware.com/thankgoodnessWP/gluco/

Diabetes Logbook (free, donations accepted)
http://www.nesfield.co.uk/diabeteslogbookx/

HealthEngage
http://www.healthengage.com/

InsulinDiaryX
http://www.stupidfish23.com/insulindiaryx/download.php

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Re: Mac Diabetes meter software

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On Dec 12, 2013, at 8:27 AM, Howard Rosenman <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I am perfectly willing to switch meters. Thus far, my research has turned up the Bayer meters, that appear to have Mac compatible software available. I’m looking for experience with this software or any other meters with Mac software available.
>
> —

Coincidentally, Walt Mossberg recently reviewed two monitors recently, by iHealth Lab and LifeScan, which work with iOS devices.
> LifeScan's new meter works only with Apple's  iOS devices—iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. It's expected to cost $20 at launch, and $30 thereafter. A box of 25 test strips is expected to cost $40, before insurance.
>
> The iHealth meter works with both Apple's devices and seven Android phones. It costs $80 for a kit that includes the device, 50 strips, and other accessories. More strips cost $50 for a packet of 50, before insurance.


<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303560204579250252273826062?mod=djemHL_t>


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Re: Mac Diabetes meter software

Qazwart
On Dec 12, 2013, at 8:27 AM, Howard Rosenman <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I am perfectly willing to switch meters. Thus far, my research has turned up the Bayer meters, that appear to have Mac compatible software available. I’m looking for experience with this software or any other meters with Mac software available.


If you have an iPhone, you may not have to change meters after all: https://www.glooko.com

Glooko is a device and software that works with a wide variety of meters and connects to iPhones and Android phones. It's a way of automatically scanning in readings and doing management. The data is automatically sent to a server, and you then have access to the data on your Mac or PC. The data can also be sent directly to your doctor too.

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