Online BG Diaries

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Carl DAFNE Graduate
Maidstone General Hospital
5 posts

Crispo,

Point 2. I was thinking exactly the same thing myself. +1 from me.

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
560 posts

Guys,

Point 2 - all done!

Regarding the inputting of mutiple diary entries - there is a balance required here as you have to remember that all of the data you input on the page is sent to our DAFNE Online web servers... The more entries, the more data; the more data the slower it will be to save your entries (and this may result in your web browser timing out and not saving them at all). I'd suggest 7 ( a days worth) as a starting point, and I'll work towards that, if there are no objections?

Simon

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

Again many thanks Simon,

Loving having the days in the Date column! Just generally love the online Diary.

Totally understand that the multiple entry request is a tricky one . . . 7 Entries as a starting point sounds "sound" to me.

Cheers,
Crispo

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
560 posts

Hi all,

I've had a first bash at the multiple diary entry entry function. If you go to your online diary there is a link to add multiple entries in the add entry section. This will allow you to add up to 10 at a time. Please note you can only store up to 8 entries per day so any you do try to save beyond 8 entries may not be saved properly.

I'd appreciate your feedback on this on how it can be improved.

Thanks,

Simon

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

Hi Simon,

Nice job, the multiple diary entry function is much better. My only comments would be, is there a way you can move from box to box with the arrow keys, rather than a mouse click? Also, if you make an error prompting an error message when you click submit, all the drop down choices are canceled (i.e. before dinner, before bed, etc.). This is pretty frustrating when you've entered 10 readings.

These are the only problems I encountered. I would personally use the online diary now whereas before I wouldn't.

Thanks
Simon

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
560 posts

Hi Simon,

Glad this update will make you want to use the diary now.

Regarding using the arrow keys to navigate the boxes - unfortunately I don't think we can implement this as it is functionality implemented by the web browsers. You can, however use the tab key (above Caps Lock) to cycle through the different boxes from left to right. Sorry I can't be of more use here. If anyone knows any different about the arrow key functionality then please let us know.

Regarding the cancellation of drop down choices - I will look into this, should be fairly easy to do. I'll let you know when its fixed.

Thanks,

Simon

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

Again love the work Simon!

Multiple entry area looks great!

Simon T- You should be able to get used to using TAB to select through the input boxes and when you hit the dropdown boxes hit "B" key to cycle the three available 'Before . . .' options or hit "O" to select 'other'.

This way you can really belt through the entry withonly using your keyboard (Which is such a time saver!)

Nice one Simons! have a belting weekend Smile

-Crispo

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
560 posts

Also I forgot to add, Shift+Tab cycles backwards through the text boxes (right to left).

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
560 posts

Update: The problem that Simon described above where the drop down choices are cancelled when an error is found is now fixed and working on the site.

Simon

Derek Brown DAFNE Graduate
NHS Lanarkshire
32 posts

Hi

Just discovered the website has been updated and it's great!

Messing around with the online diary is good fun, but in a really usefull way. I had mocked up a couple of Excel versions of my Dafne diary but never could get to the stage of working out any bugs or adding needed columns. In short thank you for creating an online version for easy inputting and displaying of my results.

My only gripe is one I mentioned on the Dafne course and that's an added row, in respect of the paper version, between the CP and BG values to show what ratio is being used.

Probably not something everyone else needs, if at all, but at times my maths need a little help and shows any change I've made for it without overflowing the comments box.

Could this be implicated online/ I'm currently putting the ratio on the comment fields but I think would be easier if displayed in each column.