I’m not hooked on Apple products (I refuse to get an iPhone because I’m addicted to my Blackberry), but Chris and I do love that foolish iPad. And I love seeing apps for diabetes devices stocking the virtual shelves in the iTunes store. Makes me feel like we’re busting in to the mainstream, as a community.
Which is why I’m excited to see the first app from Dexcom. (And it’s free … as these apps should be, in my opinion.) While I’m hopeful that future apps include a way for the Dexcom receiver to transfer data to Mac products (because running parallels on my Mac is wicked annoying), this is a great start for people who are looking for introductory information on the Dexcom system.
One of the iPad screenshots – more here.
One of the iPhone screenshots – more here.
As a seasoned Dexcom user, much of this app includes repetitive information, but there is an FAQ section with answers to questions like “What is the Maximum Distance at Which the Receiver and the Transmitter Communicate” and “What does Error 0 Mean?” This is information that applies to both newbies and veterans of Dexcom’ing.
The app is available now, and you can click on this link to download it yourself. A Droid version is coming soon.
*This blog post was originally published at Six Until Me.*