Diabetes is  one of the largest health problems in the world, and it is increasing greatly in incidence.  Perhaps this may be due to a dietary problem, or imbalance, but it such a costly disease that affects many organ system, that digitialization can, hopefully aid in the battle at this scourge.   Currently, it will not be in the not-too-distant future, that a non-invasive meants of measuring blood glucose will be found.  There is currently research being done in many parts of medicine, but the general consensus is that a company out of Boston, Grove Instruments, has a good chance of being the first company to market a non-invasive glucomenter



The use of such a device will be welcomed, since it will, most likely, improve compliancy, since it does not involve a few mini-tortures of finger sticks a few times per day.  And since it will be so easy, the diabetic will have a good idea of where the sugar is almost 24 hours per day.  This will also aid the doctor in tailoring treatment to the diabetic, and be a vital part of a diabetic’s overall management.  Better management means less complications, such as glaucome, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes, etc.  One can see how much money this will save.

Also to aid in the management of diabetes are a few excellent applications, will keep dietary habits and log the serum glucose levers.  Here follow a few of the best.

Lose it 

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Succeed at weight loss with Lose It!Set goals and establish a daily calorie budget that enables you to meet them. Stay on track each day by recording your food and exercise and staying within your budget. The average active Lose It! user has lost more than 12lbs and more than 85% of our active users have lost weight. Lose It! is completely free- get started losing weight with Lose It! today!

You’ve seen Lose It! on the Today Show, in the NY Times, or heard it mentioned on Howard Stern. Isn’t it time to join the millions of others who have downloaded Lose It! and give it a try yourself?

Lose It! is simple and fun to use, but includes great features:

– Simple, attractive, streamlined interface

– Comprehensive database of foods and activities

– Quickly add new foods or exercises to the database

– Setup recipes for more complicated foods

– Quickly add to your log with previous meals, my foods, and other shortcuts

– Track nutrients such as protein, fat, carbohydrates, and more

– Works with or without a network connection

Glucose Buddy 

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Calorie Counter by MyNetDiary

Meals, water intake, exercise can be recorded as well as weight loss with this comprehensive app, which works with MyNetDiary online. It includes a library of more than 400,000 foods (including restaurant picks) and a bar code scanner for easy identification and logging of packaged foods. Searches with Calorie Counter are fast, thanks to the app’s ability to search as you type.


from Rhode Island Diabetic blogger, Kerri Sparling, Sixuntilme.com


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