Hi Ron, Sorry you must join us in our wonderful world of diabetes. I have alot of great stuff you may be able to use. I also have some applications that track the things you mention. And a good friend of ours, Justin Lucy did a spreadsheet for me that you'll love, it helps to track everything. I'll get with you in the next couple days to send you what I got. In the meantime, don't worry yourself too much and just try to learn as you go. TTT The 2 places on the net I visit often are: http://www.alt-support-diabetes.org/ http://www.diabetic-talk.org/ JD ----- Original Message ----- From: <chizotz@xxxxxxxxx> To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 10:01 AM Subject: [24hoursupport] Pocket PC > > Hello Folks, > > I've recently been diagnosed with diabetes. In my case, it is not at all > severe yet, and can be controlled through diet and exercise (or so they tell > me). The regimen for this entails detailed logging of everything consumed and > the nutritional content and when eaten, what excercise performed and for how > long and pulse rate achieved, and, just to make things more interesting, the > results of finger-stick blood glucose tests several times a day and the times > of the tests. > > That's a lot of logging of a lot of stuff, and I've never been one to keep a > diary much less a detailed one like this needs to be. > > However, I _am_ one to turn to technology for answers to problems like this :) > > And so... I am now in the market for a Pocket PC, which I will carry with me > and mainly use to log all this stuff. I want a good or very good unit, top of > the line or pretty near, probably, that will last me for some years. And I'm > only interested in units that run the Windows CE OS that I can program for > using Visual Studio .NET. No point having this nifty computer if I can't write > my own software for it :) Although there are commercial database products > available for diabetes management, I'll probably end up rolling my own. > > I'm just starting to look, but this is a different world than the desktop PC > world I'm used to and I admit to some initial confusion. I'd appreciate any > suggestions for specific brands and models and any advice on specs and > features to look for. > > One question I have already, HP apparently produces some units that use > the "Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC, Professional Second Edition" > OS. Is this Windows CE? Can I program for this using VS.NET? This is totally > uncharted waters for me, and I have no clue yet what to even be looking for. > > Thanks! > > Ron > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.