Sunday, May 3, 2009

Health and Computers


If you have a medical condition, do you use a computer to help you manage your illness? My father had diabetes and he was always keeping a glucose log on his computer. He would actually print these out and show them to his primary care physician and his endocrinologist.

Mobile computing technology has made it so easy now to synchronize data and carry it around. A colleague of mine has diabetes and wears an insulin pump. She also has a glucose monitor that synchronizes all her sugar values with her ultra-mobile PC (yes, she's a gadget lover like me). When she needs to see her glucose trends, she can easily pull up reports on her tiny mobile computer. No need for paper.

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