My Latest Tech Toy!

Well, I did it: I splurged on an Apple Watch.  Oh, not really splurged, since I bought it through my cell phone provider and will be paying for it for the next 2 years.

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I also bought several watch bands, and this is the one I like best:

Pride band

Hey! What can I say? I’m Queer, Transgender, and Bisexual, three out of the LGBTQ alphabet soup. Yes, and damned proud of it!

Coming Next

A more in-depth look at the Apple Watch, and why I like it so much.

Until then,

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As Promised, A Few Apps For Diabetics

As with most other things, technology has made life a lot easier for us diabetics, regardless of whether we’re Type I or Type II.

One app on my iPhone is one I use multiple times a day. Diabetes Log  says this about itself:

This is a simple to use Diabetes logging app that can improve your life with diabetes.
Unlike other apps that are burdened with options and unnecessary bloat, Diabetes Logs keeps it simple to use and understand.

Some of the features are:

* The ability to browse your data online and offline
* New entries will be synced automatically to the cloud in case you are not online
* Simple to understand stats and graphs that will make your progress noticeable
* The option to share your data with your health care team easily in a CSV format from which your physician can filter and sort the data any way they please
* Integrates with the Health app in order to save the blood sugar entries there as well, it also retrieves workout data from the Health app in order to display it next to the entries in the app.

I’ve tried several logging apps and this is the one I’ve settled on. Two words: quick, easy.


Calorie King  is a quick and easy way to check calories, carbs, and fat. It contains over 100,000 foods and includes 260 fast food chains and restaurants. Tapping on a specific food provides more detailed information, such as protein, fiber, etc.


100 Diabetic Food Recipes gave me the best advice I ever got from a cookbook: “READ THE RECIPE ALL THE WAY THROUGH BEFORE YOU START.”

If you only have one diabetic cookbook, this one would be an excellent choice.

That’s it for now, but I’m always on the lookout for newer apps.

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