Logging what's what with glucose by taking your blood levels online with CareLogger

February 2nd, 2010 -- Dan McGrady  After my winter vacation had to be rescheduled last minute, I ended up having a few days of free time after christmas. I decided to use this time to start a small side project called CareLogger a diabetes log book.
CareLogger is a tool for diabetics to keep track of glucose levels, blood pressure and when they take medication.
We soft-launched about a week ago and so far 70 people have signed up which we’re really excited about.
It so happened that I  was looking for an online diabetes resource after playing with the LifeForm  program (which I had found  data intense, prone to shut own  and clunky). While CareLogger isn't the only webside application and maybe it suffers from Beta nerves , it's a very easy-to-use interface with some data facilities that make manipulating your statistics an easy entry business.

I'm really interested in logging my blood glucose levels in sync with a food intake record and CareLogger delivers that pro tem. Although I cannot save my data to file nor export it, I can nonetheless print out a log record by formatting my preferences.

There are issues of course: I've frozen up a couple of times ,the page is not always accessible and the print outs need to be engineered a bit to have a more logical layout, but here you have one happy logger who is keen to put up with the teething problems to see what the platform can deliver.
February 2nd, 2010 -- Dan McGrady: The idea came after me and my collaborator on this project, Nick Van Nuil from Dalmeny, discovered after speaking to a few people that there was a serious lack of tools online for diabetics. ..So we spent 3 days creating a web application, with the idea of having a tool that will allow people with diabetes to track their illness from any web browser (and possibly a iPhone application in the future, if there’s demand).
Right now we have no plans to charge money or display ads on the application. It was a great exercise in creating a minimum viable product as well as learning how to build a community and helping people manage their illness along the way.
CareLogger is a simple tool and does what it sets out to do. Nothing more/nothing less. Despite a few bug issues, I love it . While there may only be only a few hundred of us CareLogger types  thus far I reckon we are part of an exciting project  that perhaps suits many of us to a T.

So Dan and Nick -- thumbs  up and thanks!


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