Android DMS is an application designed for use on Android phones. It is intended to digitally record and analyze diabetic users’ information, which can then be synchronized to a remote web server. Android DMS has the capability to store the most common data that type 1 or type 2 diabetics and their doctors track, including glucose levels, weight, and A1C percentages (average three-month blood sugar measurement). The application also allows the user to assign goals to these parameters, providing milestones for which to strive. Physician contact information, as well as the specific unit of measurement the user prefers, round out the application’s capacities. Specifically, there are three methods of reporting users’ recorded data and goals: chart, graph, and statistics. The chart mode displays records in a columned list, ordered by date of recording. To visualize progression, the graph mode represents the recorded data as a line graph. Finally, the statistics mode provides a general, quantitative summarization of the recorded information.
Another useful aspect of Android DMS is the ability to analyze your glucose readings based on time of day. For example, a diabetic’s glucose levels may consistently rise in the morning, but drop very low by lunch time. Android DMS allows the user to recognize these unhealthy trends when blood sugar levels change, then present this information to their doctor for appropriate action.
The Android DMS user has the ability to synchronize data recorded by the application to a remote web server. Once the data has been received by the web server, the user can access the same data from any PC with an internet connection and print it prior to a doctor visit.
With Android DMS, diabetics no longer need to carry a log book, since all of their information can be accessed on the Android cell phone. Rather than manually record data, users need only grab their Android cell phone, run the application, and enter their recordings.
Android DMS makes no claim to cure or prevent the side effects of diabetes, but it offers today’s increasing number of diabetics a portable, convenient tool to manage the disease.