Online BG Diaries

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Carl DAFNE Graduate
Maidstone General Hospital
5 posts

Like Louisa I too was running out of space in my physical DAFNE diary and was planning on first creating a PDF version so I could print some new sheets when I needed to and then at some later stage, being a web developer myself, creating an online DAFNE diary.

Luckily you chaps have saved me some work and have done a great job!

One feature which would be useful (and I think easy to implement) would be an option to download entered diary data as an Excel spreadsheet, CSV or XML file? This would prove useful for allowing users to create personal backups of their valuable test results as well as allowing them to use Excel's powerful graphing functions to produce any ad-hoc charts they might need?

Anyway, the current online diary gets a big thumbs up from me although to be fair, I've only just started using it.

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
560 posts

Prompted by Carl's (and others) request, there is now an 'XML Export' link displayed above your BG diary, next to it you'll find a link to a nicely formatted printable view of your currently displayed results (I used this recently to take my recent results to a review appointment).

Let us know if there is any other functionality you'd like to see in the online diaries.

Thanks,

Simon

Carl DAFNE Graduate
Maidstone General Hospital
5 posts

Simon,

Thanks very much for doing this. AWESOME job! Smile

Carl

Crispo DAFNE Graduate
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
5 posts

Hi Simon,

Would it also be possible to enter minus vaues into the QA field for times when a unit of insulin is dropped i.e. 4-1 for when exercise is planned or a hypo was experienced earlier before that meal?

Thanks,
Paul

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
560 posts

Hi Paul,

I've just added this functionality for you now - you can now add negative corrections to QA, BI and CP field.

Thanks,

Simon

Crispo DAFNE Graduate
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
5 posts

Hi Simon,

Many thanks for the update mate. Loving the online diary action!!!

Cheers,
Paul

Simon T DAFNE Graduate
University College London Hospitals (UCLH)
3 posts

Hi Simon,

The online diary is a nice idea and has great potential for viewing graphically what might otherwise be an illegible scrawl on a page. I started using the online version but soon got tired of having to enter each reading manually. I guess the rationale is that you make an entry as soon as you take a BG reading/CP, etc. It would be great to have a way of entering a whole week's entries at once, i.e. having all the boxes in front of you and just entering readings in each one - as you would an excel spreadsheet. This would prevent the need to make individual entries (some 28 in a good week) unless you wanted to. Not sure how easy this is to implement but your reactive responses so far have been impressive.

Cheers,
Simon

Crispo DAFNE Graduate
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
5 posts

Hi Simon / DAFNE Tech dudes and dudets,

I have a couple of contributions to make:

1. I agree with Simon's point above about multiple entry functionality. Trying to think how that would be best presented is tricky, but I agree I love keeping my diary online but just don't have the time to update every day. If a solution for this could be implemented then I would be one happy DAFNE grad!

...AND...

2. Would it be possible for the Diary section to be modified so that the Date column also details the relevant DAY, maybe above the current DD/MM Date i.e. Mon 04/05, Tue 05/05 etc. The justification being that when looking back over previous results it would be handy to be able to see at what phase of the week the levels were recorded without having to consult a calendar/diary.

Please let m eknow what you think and whether the date thing is possible. KEEP UP THE MINT WORK!

Thanks and regards,
Paul

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
560 posts

Hi Simon/Paul,

Some good comments there - I agree with them too. Regarding the entry of multiple entries I propose having a separate page for this - as having 28 rows will take up a lot of space. It will take a bit of time to do as the way the site is set up at the moment it geared towards accepting one set of data for an entry at a time. It can be done though. Point of discussion - what is a good number of entries to enter at a time - 28?

Re adding the day to the Date column - this can easily be done, expect it to appear soon...

Thanks,

Simon

Simon T DAFNE Graduate
University College London Hospitals (UCLH)
3 posts

Hi Simon,

I'm glad you think this function is possible. With regards number of entries.. this is tricky. I personally would be happy with entering a day at a time (say 4-6 readings a day), but I guess it makes sense to correlate with the DAFNE diaries I assume everyone is all too familiar with. In this case would 7 days of 6 readings be feasible?

Anyone else?

Simon