Diabetes Diary v1.1

I’ve had a great response to Diabetes Diary and thanks to everyone who downloaded it, I hope you’re finding it useful. I’m committed to making improvements to fix bugs and add features and the first update is now available which has a little of both.

Diabetes Diary injection sites view

The new feature comes in the form of a view of injection site distribution. This displays where on the body injections have been administered and can be based on the number of injections or the amount of insulin each site has received. The injection site view is available from the history summary screen for past months and the last seven days.

In addition, version 1.1 adds some more insulin types, increases the range of the glucose reading input selector and includes some bug fixes.

I’m almost done with the next update which I will submitting to Apple within the next week or so. This will bring some much needed performance improvements and some more new features including keypad input of glucose readings and insulin doses, but more on that nearer the time :)

Diabetes Diary for iPhone

Diabetes Diary logo

Over the last couple of months I’ve been learning Objective-C and developing my first (and certainly not my last) iPhone app: Diabetes Diary. At the end of last 2008 I started developing an iPhone-optimised Ruby-on-Rails web app for monitoring my diabetes. I soon realised that while it was a nice way of recording glucose readings, the web-based experience wasn’t ideal and obviously required an internet connection. So I decided to learn Objective-C, build a native application and sign up as an iPhone developer.

I’m proud to say that Diabetes Diary is now available in the iTunes App Store and more information is available at mydiabetesdiary.net.

Diabetes Diary

So what does it do? Diabetes Diary records your blood glucose readings (mmol/L and mg/dL are supported) and insulin doses. You can then look back at your activity and see statistical averages for glucose and insulin for each month and the last seven days and see graphs for these periods. To do more analysis on your history you can download a CSV file to your Mac or PC over a local wifi connection.

Diabetes Diary graph view

Its a simple application and I’ll be waiting on feedback to see how I should develop it further. I certainly don’t expect to make any money from it, although recovering my iPhone dev fees would be nice :)


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