Part 3: A Few of Our Favourite Features
Just like proud parents,
so forgive us if we’re a little biased.
The first thing we love is D Sharp’s ability to work on many devices. This can be hard to explain in a
D Sharp is designed to work just as well on your smartphone as your computer or tablet. It’s the only mobile diabetes management app
I have an iPhone, but sometimes I log from my laptop or ask my husband to make an entry from his Samsung Galaxy S, which uses
A single-entry interface is central to D Sharp’s design. Whether you’re logging blood glucose, carbs, weight or blood pressure, just start with the new entry button. Other apps that I tried forced me to go in and out of different tabs or screens to record metrics such as medicine and exercise separately. Personally, I found this very time consuming.
Plus, D Sharp customizes your experience during sign-up, so you’ll only see the measures specific to your care. I had very clear ideas on how I wanted to record my diabetes. I knew I wasn’t going to use it if I couldn’t tailor the experience.
Diabetes involves some pretty complicated math.
The D Sharp insulin calculator uses the user’s ratios and insulin type to suggest a dose based on grams of carbs and active insulin. This can make snack time and meals a little easier and for pump users, it speeds up the logging time.
I found staying on top of my diabetes most challenging when I go for six months between doctor’s visits. I tend to be most diligent right before I see the doctor. There’s nothing like someone else scrutinizing my numbers to make me behave, which is why D Sharp sends a weekly progress report to encourage you to spot trends in the graphs and charts. The “big picture” view can be a lot easier to reflect upon than numbers here and there on your glucometer.
We have many other features that we created to make managing diabetes a little easier. We’ll explain more about each of them and why they were designed as we go along.