It’s amazing how technology has helped those individuals who have life threatening conditions and had to deal with it on a daily basis. In our family we have two members with Type 1 diabetes. Even if you are a Type 2, you may still understand the daily grind of testing your sugar levels to adjust the insulin you are required to take.

Many of you who are in this situation would have heard of one of the glucose monitors that is now available, FreeStyle Libre. These monitors attach to your arm and can then be swiped either by a reader or phone to get a reading. For the diabetic this means less little pricks to test your sugars and so you are more likely to test to make sure your sugar levels are okay. Many of you may have seen the photos of Theresa May wearing her monitor. Considering all the stress she was going through, I am sure she was quite happy she could test her levels conveniently and regularly.

How can a phone read this small device? A “Near Field Connection” is created between your phone and your device. Not all phones have this ability but a device is available which does the same job.

These devices are extremely useful, however, to use them isn’t cheap so many people are still using the prick method which eventually can cause callouses on their fingers. There are also continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) available. These directly link with your phone and send an alarm when glucose levels are going too high or low.

There are over 2 million apps available. These are just a few that I have found throughout the years of helping people with their Apple devices and computers.

If you are struggling to understand your Apple device, please give me a call and we can discuss One on One sessions. Debbie on Mob: 0418296217 or email: [email protected]