Fancy reviewing Glooko, BG logging iPhone app?
Among the many emails we get here at Shoot Up trying to convince us that our readers really need to know about the latest plant that will cure diabetes, or how for just ÂŁ2000 you can spend a week in a shed in Spain yoga-ing your way out of diabetes, there is occasionally something useful. This is one of the few press releases we didn’t delete.
Glooko is a clever piece of software that allows you to download your results from several brands of BG meter onto an iPhone, add comments about what you’ve eaten or been doingÂ and then analyse the results with graphs and the like so you can get a clearer idea of whatâ€™s going on.
Looks good to us. And so more people get to know about it Glooko would like to give one Shoot Up reader the chance to trial their software for free. In all honesty, they wanted me and Tim to do it, but neither of us have been indoctrinated into the worship of Apple, both of us are quite lazy when it comes to logging and analysing data, it doesnâ€™t work with my antique yet beloved Optium Xceed BG meter and if I do analyse data, I just use my CGM.
But, not everyone is as pernickety as Tim and I. So Glooko have agreed that we can offer one lucky Shoot Up reader a free Glooko MeterSync Cable worth ÂŁ32.50 in exchange for them writing a review of the product to be published on this here blog.
If youâ€™re interested, youâ€™ll need:
- One of these BG meters: ACCU-CHEKÂ Aviva, ACCU-CHEKÂ Aviva Nano, ACCU-CHEKÂ Compact Plus, ACCU-CHEKÂ Nano,Â Bayerâ€™s Breeze2, Bayerâ€™s Contour,Â FreeStyle Freedom Lite, FreeStyle Lite,Â OneTouchÂ Ultra2, OneTouchÂ UltraLink, and OneTouchÂ UltraMini
- One of these fruit based mobile devices: iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation)
- The patience to use the software for a couple of weeks to get a feel for it and how it works – you can see more about what it does in this video
- The ability to string together vaguely coherent sentences toÂ write a review aboutÂ how you felt about Glooko â€“ what did you like about it, what would you like to change, did it make any difference to you? (Donâ€™t panic, youâ€™ve read the stuff we write, the writing standards bar really isnâ€™t very high!)
If youâ€™re interested, leave us a comment below before midnight BST on Sunday 22 July and weâ€™ll pick a winner/victim after that and let you know.