Can User lists topics be alphabetically listed?

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tonyd DAFNE Graduate
Cambridgeshire
9 posts

Hi there Admin Team!

As a new user great site and credit to you for your hard work and efforts in getting the site this far already guys.

Any chance that page index links can be listed alphabetically rather than by numbers?

Will bloods eventually be able to downloaded by link rather than manually? Do you need any contacts with meter companies?

Apologies if this is all in the pipeline or has been asked for already or cant be done.

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
558 posts

Hi Tony,

Welcome to the site and thanks for your feedback - its always good to hear what our users want. I'd just like to get clarification on some of your points:

What do you mean when you say the page index links - is this the list of forums/topics or something else?

I assume when you say link you mean by attaching your blood glucose meter to your computer. In practice the site is set up to do this as we can accept formatted data, extracting the data from meters is more difficult as meter manufacturers don't seem to want third parties to access data on their devices directly - meaning that they use obscure access methods which different from meter to meter. If you have contacts with meter companies who may be able to assist us with APIs/other access methods to the device data that would be most welcome as this is a feature we'd love to have on the site.

Thanks again for your feedback, and we hope you find the site a useful resource.

Simon

NiVZ DAFNE Graduate
NHS Grampian
82 posts

Hi Simon,

I've recently been looking at writing my own program to download the BG readings from my Lifescan OneTouch UltraEasy to my PC. The specs for reading their meters are available online (for Ultra 2, Ultra Mini, UltraEasy, and I think UltraSmart) not sure if you can get the info from other manufacturers.

I only figured this out last night, but I can now read the meter's Software Version, Serial Number and the number of BG readings currently stored. I just need to figure out now how to loop through reading all the individual BG dates and figures. The language I'm writing in can also interface with web forms to fill them out automatically.

If I can figure it out, I should be able to read all the data from the meter and then call your "Enter multiple BG" page and automatically populate the fields.

I'll keep you posted on progress, or if you're interested send me a PM and I'll give you more details of how I'm doing this.

Thanks,

NiVZ

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
558 posts

Hi Nivz,

This sounds interesting - I tried to do something similar but the means of extracting the data seemed quite obscure - maybe I was doing it wrong though.

This kind of support for uploading direct from the meter would be greatly received I'm sure, I'll contact you via email to discuss further.

Thanks

Simon

NiVZ DAFNE Graduate
NHS Grampian
82 posts

Hi Simon,

Yeah, most meters use RS232 Serial to communicate. The Lifescan Ultra Easy uses lots of Hex commands to send and receive the data. Some of it is starting to make sense to me, but still got a bit to do. My degree in Computer Science is a big help ;-)

Probably best to start another topic for this, or feel free to email me on my registered email address.

NiVZ