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Diabetes Conference and Technology

On Saturday, November 21, October 19, I am doing a short presentation at a diabetes conference in Columbus, GA, about using technology to help you stay healthy. I was asked to speak at the community event to discuss with attendees about the various technology available to help people stay healthy whether they are currently living with diabetes, trying to prevent diabetes, or just interested in living a healthy life.

How did I get asked? I gave a presentation to a group of nurses and nurse educators about library resources, and one of the attendees asked if I would be interested in speaking at the local diabetes conference.

It is an excellent opportunity to speak to the community on this subject. Of course, I have been given 20 minutes to talk and I have several items I want to cover:

  1. Fitness Apps
    1. MapMyFitness
    2. MyFitnessPal
    3. Fitbit, Runkeeper, Nike, or just use Moves
  2. Food Apps & Sites
    1. Fooducate
    2. Diabetic Audio Recipes
    3. Tastemade
  3. Diabetes
    1. Glooko Logbook
    2. dLife
    3. MyNetDiary
    4. BlueLoop
    5. Glucose Buddy
    6. Carb Counting with Lenny (for kids)
    7. Mysugr
    8. WaveSense Diabetes Manager
    9. Diabetic Connect
  4. Tech for fun
    1. Local library resources & apps

And of course I could not do a presentation without mentioning MedlinePlus and other NLM resources.

So these are just the main items I have been reviewing and considering presenting. I wanted to hear from the rest of you, what apps do you use to stay healthy? Recommendations for other items people would find useful? Comments about the items listed above (pros/cons)?

Again, this is a great opportunity and I am excited to talk to the community about how technology can improve their health. I will of course post my presentation online after the event for others to review.

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