Part 1: Conceiving D Sharp

Posted by D Sharp - August 31, 2011 - DSharp - No Comments

This page will talk about pricing

This page will talk about pricing

Start managing your diabetes with D Sharp’s 14-Day Free Trial.

The free trial offers you all of the features of a regular subscription.

+See payment options and savings
  • Pay $8.97 quarterly
  • A special gestational diabetes subscription is available for a one-time fee of $11.99 for five months.
  • Households with more than one person with diabetes can contact us for a discounted family rate for additional subscriptions.
+Clinician?
Clinicians interested in purchasing multiple subscriptions and a customizable clinician-patient interface can contact us for more information.


All prices in US Dollars. Additional taxes may apply for your region.
Customer service or billing inquiries can be directed to D Sharp Mobile Software Corporation.
Please review our terms of service, case privacy policy and refund policy.
support@dsharpdiabetes.com | 77 Metcalfe St., Aurora, ON, L4G1E7, Canada | 647-931-1437 (Toronto) | 415-347-8617 (San Francisco)

This page will talk about pricing

Start managing your diabetes with D Sharp’s 14-Day Free Trial.

The free trial offers you all of the features of a regular subscription.

+See payment options and savings
  • Pay $8.97 quarterly
  • A special gestational diabetes subscription is available for a one-time fee of $11.99 for five months.
  • Households with more than one person with diabetes can contact us for a discounted family rate for additional subscriptions.
+Clinician?
Clinicians interested in purchasing multiple subscriptions and a customizable clinician-patient interface can contact us for more information.


All prices in US Dollars. Additional taxes may apply for your region.
Customer service or billing inquiries can be directed to D Sharp Mobile Software Corporation.
Please review our terms of service, case privacy policy and refund policy.
support@dsharpdiabetes.com | 77 Metcalfe St., Aurora, ON, L4G1E7, Canada | 647-931-1437 (Toronto) | 415-347-8617 (San Francisco)
Couple using D Sharp at the beach

Diabetes isn’t easy, advice
but D Sharp is.

Monitoring your diabetes should be fast and simple.

If you know how to use your smartphone, this
tablet, e-reader or computer, then you know how to use D Sharp.

Learn More

This page will talk about pricing

Start managing your diabetes with D Sharp’s 14-Day Free Trial.

The free trial offers you all of the features of a regular subscription.

+See payment options and savings
  • Pay $8.97 quarterly
  • A special gestational diabetes subscription is available for a one-time fee of $11.99 for five months.
  • Households with more than one person with diabetes can contact us for a discounted family rate for additional subscriptions.
+Clinician?
Clinicians interested in purchasing multiple subscriptions and a customizable clinician-patient interface can contact us for more information.


All prices in US Dollars. Additional taxes may apply for your region.
Customer service or billing inquiries can be directed to D Sharp Mobile Software Corporation.
Please review our terms of service, case privacy policy and refund policy.
support@dsharpdiabetes.com | 77 Metcalfe St., Aurora, ON, L4G1E7, Canada | 647-931-1437 (Toronto) | 415-347-8617 (San Francisco)
Couple using D Sharp at the beach

Diabetes isn’t easy, advice
but D Sharp is.

Monitoring your diabetes should be fast and simple.

If you know how to use your smartphone, this
tablet, e-reader or computer, then you know how to use D Sharp.

Learn More

Spot trends and start new ones.

Visualize your BGs, order
blood pressure and weight to spot trends and make adjustments to your care.

The colour-coded graphs and charts can be viewed on any sized screen, buy cialis printed and emailed for easy sharing.

Learn More [button text="14 Day Free Trial" link="http://dsharp.wufoo.com/forms/sign-up/"]

This page will talk about pricing

Start managing your diabetes with D Sharp’s 14-Day Free Trial.

The free trial offers you all of the features of a regular subscription.

+See payment options and savings
  • Pay $8.97 quarterly
  • A special gestational diabetes subscription is available for a one-time fee of $11.99 for five months.
  • Households with more than one person with diabetes can contact us for a discounted family rate for additional subscriptions.
+Clinician?
Clinicians interested in purchasing multiple subscriptions and a customizable clinician-patient interface can contact us for more information.


All prices in US Dollars. Additional taxes may apply for your region.
Customer service or billing inquiries can be directed to D Sharp Mobile Software Corporation.
Please review our terms of service, case privacy policy and refund policy.
support@dsharpdiabetes.com | 77 Metcalfe St., Aurora, ON, L4G1E7, Canada | 647-931-1437 (Toronto) | 415-347-8617 (San Francisco)
Couple using D Sharp at the beach

Diabetes isn’t easy, advice
but D Sharp is.

Monitoring your diabetes should be fast and simple.

If you know how to use your smartphone, this
tablet, e-reader or computer, then you know how to use D Sharp.

Learn More

Spot trends and start new ones.

Visualize your BGs, order
blood pressure and weight to spot trends and make adjustments to your care.

The colour-coded graphs and charts can be viewed on any sized screen, buy cialis printed and emailed for easy sharing.

Learn More [button text="14 Day Free Trial" link="http://dsharp.wufoo.com/forms/sign-up/"]

Ditch the paper and start logging with something you actually use.

A paper logbook will get you by, and patient but chances are you don’t like carrying it around, what is ed
it becomes hard to read and if you lose it, capsule
you’ve lost your data.

With D Sharp your data is always available to you and whoever you’d like to share it with.

Learn More

This page will talk about pricing

Start managing your diabetes with D Sharp’s 14-Day Free Trial.

The free trial offers you all of the features of a regular subscription.

+See payment options and savings
  • Pay $8.97 quarterly
  • A special gestational diabetes subscription is available for a one-time fee of $11.99 for five months.
  • Households with more than one person with diabetes can contact us for a discounted family rate for additional subscriptions.
+Clinician?
Clinicians interested in purchasing multiple subscriptions and a customizable clinician-patient interface can contact us for more information.


All prices in US Dollars. Additional taxes may apply for your region.
Customer service or billing inquiries can be directed to D Sharp Mobile Software Corporation.
Please review our terms of service, case privacy policy and refund policy.
support@dsharpdiabetes.com | 77 Metcalfe St., Aurora, ON, L4G1E7, Canada | 647-931-1437 (Toronto) | 415-347-8617 (San Francisco)
Couple using D Sharp at the beach

Diabetes isn’t easy, advice
but D Sharp is.

Monitoring your diabetes should be fast and simple.

If you know how to use your smartphone, this
tablet, e-reader or computer, then you know how to use D Sharp.

Learn More

Spot trends and start new ones.

Visualize your BGs, order
blood pressure and weight to spot trends and make adjustments to your care.

The colour-coded graphs and charts can be viewed on any sized screen, buy cialis printed and emailed for easy sharing.

Learn More [button text="14 Day Free Trial" link="http://dsharp.wufoo.com/forms/sign-up/"]

Ditch the paper and start logging with something you actually use.

A paper logbook will get you by, and patient but chances are you don’t like carrying it around, what is ed
it becomes hard to read and if you lose it, capsule
you’ve lost your data.

With D Sharp your data is always available to you and whoever you’d like to share it with.

Learn More

Ditch the paper and start logging with something you actually use.

A paper logbook will get you by, ambulance
but chances are you don’t like carrying it around, it becomes hard to read and if you lose it, you’ve lost your data.

With D Sharp your data is always available to you and whoever you’d like to share it with.

Learn More

The creation of D Sharp is a very personal story, approved so I won’t blurt it out in one long post. I want you to know what motivated us to create D Sharp, ask how it came to be and why our final product is so exiting.

Part 1 is the very start of D Sharp. In Part Two, I’ll tell you more about us and to top it off, I’ll brag about what we’re doing today. It is kind of my baby, after all.

After using messy paper logbooks during my first pregnancy to chart my rapidly changing insulin demands, I figured there must be an existing iPhone app to help me prepare for a second pregnancy. I found a few, but I found them cumbersome. I knew this would deter me from logging diligently. My pump couldn’t sync with a Mac and I wanted more than simply uploading glucometer readings. I asked my endocrinologist if he could recommend one, but he couldn’t. The diabetes educator couldn’t either.

When my husband Luke asked me what he should create with some new technologies he was interested in, I didn’t think twice about requesting a diabetes app. I knew what I wanted and he didn’t hesitate with getting to work.

My seemingly simple request and his desire to work with HTML5, Node.js, MongoDB and JQuery Mobile have made the last few months a bit of a whirlwind.

Had I said I really wanted an app that was part Angry Birds, part Tetris and played Top 40 hits, we’d be in a very different position — namely, leveling up while lounging on the couch instead of pouring our hearts into what we now call D Sharp.

I drew out what I wanted on scrap paper and Luke started coding. It wasn’t long before I was using “Pumper” to record my blood glucose. I started asking for new features and new features were added as we found areas that other apps were deficient in. My wish list of what I wanted it to do grew faster than Luke could implement the features, but he was excited to overcome the technical challenges and research medical best practices.

It wasn’t long before we realized that we had something that would appeal to more than just me. With our personal and professional backgrounds, we started to work out the logistics of something exciting and terrifying: the Startup.

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