This software uses a special cable to connect your glucose meter to your computer. It automatically loads the data from your meter, processes it and then prints it out in different formats, and can also download data from a MiniMed pump.
Mellitus Manager is compatible for Windows 95/98 and NT.
$59.95 for the nonpump version.
$89.95 for the pump version.
For more information, call 800-455-4105.
This software features five Windows programs, including:
- Glucose Plotter 3.1 – Readings can be downloaded from LifeScan’s One Touch II and Profile monitors with LifeScan’s cable, or manually entered for any brand of glucose monitor. Sorts data, does trend analysis and prints results for your doctor.
- Insulin Therapy Analysis 3.0 – Allows you to enter food, insulin and exercise. Predicts blood glucose levels for every minute of your day.
- Diabetes Diet Analyzer – Gives nutrient analysis of your diabetes diet. Contains full Windows features.
- Dear Diary 3.1 – A program for personal journaling and for archiving data. Records diabetes events and cuts and pastes results from the other programs.
- Dr. Stanton’s Launcher – Ties all the other programs together.
All five Diabetes Works programs cost $79.95 plus shipping and handling. For more information or to order, call 530-695-9609.
A diabetes management log for the Palm Pilot or Palm III. It logs glucose, insulin and carbohydrates, and is the first Pilot application to feature pie and bar charting.
GlucoPilot sells for $29. To place an order, call 800-676-7793.
Designed by a registered dietitian for other nutritional professionals. Food Smart allows nutritional analysis of individual food items, personalized recipes and multi-day menus for any volume, as well as multi-day food intake records. It also estimates your ideal weight range, body mass index and your daily energy requirements for weight loss, gain or maintenance.
Food Smart runs on Windows 95/98 and Windows NT.
Home Edition $49.95
Business Edition $295.95
Professional Edition $395
For more information, call 800-656-6434.
NutriGenie Diabetes Meal Planner 4.1
Uses the ADA Food Exchange System and the USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid to automatically generate menus that meet your exchange specification using only the foods you select. Can also generate millions of well-balanced menus that meet your calorie requirement using foods from its food database of over 8,000 items.
Other NutriGenie features include a blood glucose tracker, weight log, diet history, weight control planner, body mass index, caloric need and expenditure calculators and heart rate calculator.
NutriGenie runs on Windows.
Price: $59. For ordering information, call 800-242-4775.
Diabetes Mentor 1.5
A program from Vigora that records, graphs and prints your BGs, medications, oral antidiabetic agents and calories. It interfaces with many popular meters.
Diabetes Mentor interfaces with both Microsoft Windows and Macintosh.
Price: $54.95, after a free, 14-day demo available at vigora.com. For more information, call 800-743-5680.
LifeScan recently released an updated version of its In Touch program, which works with the One Touch Profile, One Touch II and FastTake meters. You simply plug your meter into your computer and click. All blood glucose readings and other data will be directly transferred to the computer.
The program sells for $89.99. You can contact LifeScan at 800-227-8862.
SweetSheet is a full-featured Mac program for uploading and analyzing data from Lifescan One Touch and SureStep meters. Dates and daily events can be filtered in any combination to plot time line glucose plots, summary histograms and averages for all events.
SweetSheet reads data directly from One Touch meters using an inexpensive interface cable and a common modem cable. The interface cable is available from LifeScan and costs $5. To order the interface cable, call the LifeScan data management support line at 800-382-7226.
SweetSheet is Macintosh compatible, and can be downloaded from childrenwithdiabetes.com/d_06_155.htm.
Version 4.3 contains a number of enhancements over the previous version 4.0, including HbA1c estimates now provided for the blood glucose simulations, and an import / export facility to allow case scenarios to be swapped between users via email, newsgroups and the Internet. In addition, several technical upgrades have been incorporated – including a new, dedicated 32-bit Windows installation procedure – to make installation and usage easier.
This latest version has been quite extensively tested on Macintosh computers and confirmed to work on Apple Macs running SoftWindows or Virtual PC.
It can be downloaded completely without charge from: www.2aida.org.
This is a freeware program, but does not download from any blood glucose meter directly. All readings have to be entered manually.
BG Tracker is for Windows 95/98 and will not run under Windows 3.x. The Web address is www.bgtracker.com.
Updated from November 1999 issue of DIABETES HEALTH