What nerd does not love charts and graphs? If you turn your device sideways, with the bottom to your right, LogFrog DB displays a graph showing your blood glucose levels in a line chart. You can filter data displayed by time period, before or after meals, before or after meds and before or after exercise. The important thing to remember is these before or after glucose readings must be bound to an event. A glucose reading taken two hours and 20 minutes after a meal will not be used in filtering readings after that meal. A review of the text log will show you which glucose readings are bound to an event. They will be grouped together. Only events that are grouped together in the text log are filtered in the graphic log when you select a meal filter. The time period filter displays all reading based on time regardless of other recorded events.
To dig deeper into the chart you can expand or narrow the time line using the traditional iPhone or iPad finger pinch and expand. I would like to have the ability to select a data point on the graph and see the data entry in the text log. In reviewing my own data I found a glucose reading of 175 when using the “Before Breakfast” filter. I thought that was odd so I zoomed in to get the date and time. You really do not see the time very well on the graphic display and since I could not select that data point I had to go to the text log and scroll back to the date, which was not that hard, but a single finger touch would have been better. I found a bad entry and was able to change the time entered by using my blood glucose meter data. Garbage in Garbage out.
LogFrog DB on my iPhone has been a valuable tool for helping me manage my diabetes. Regular blood glucose testing is very important for any diabetic. Recording those readings and events that affect glucose levels can greatly improve your understanding of what steps you need to take to improve your health.
When entering data is inconvenient, cumbersome or boring, I have a hard time recording the information I know I should. This app is not inconvenient, not cumbersome and not boring.
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