Continuing our push to make diabetes data more accessible, meaningful, and actionable, this Tidepool Mobile update fits squarely in the accessible category.
Tidepool Mobile on iOS got a significant upgrade. Now, Tidepool Mobile will upload insulin, blood glucose, carbohydrate, and workouts data from Apple Health. You can already view blood insulin, glucose, and carbohydrates from Apple Health in Tidepool Web and Tidepool Mobile iOS. This sets the stage for us to include visualizing your workout data next to the rest of your diabetes data, too.
All the data sources!
You can upload your data to Tidepool from any of these apps:
- Dexcom Mobile
- DIY Loop
- Sugar Sense
- OneTouch Reveal
- Accu-chek Connect
- Or if you’re manually entering data into Health through the Apple Health app
What does this mean?
If you’re using any of those apps, you can now sync and see your data through Tidepool Mobile. This is another step to our vision of having everything in one place guiding insights and action to better decisions.
Thanks to all of these companies and developers empowering you to control your data and enabling their apps to write to Health, you are rightfully in control of who has access to your data.
And a big thanks to everyone who participated in our beta test for this release. We wouldn’t have gotten far without them.
As for us, this sets the stage for even more awesome things we can do in Tidepool. Who else would like to see their workout data displayed with their diabetes data? Now that we’re able to capture this data, it’s something we can meaningfully pursue as part of our grand vision for the Tidepool ecosystem.
Download the latest version of Tidepool Mobile in the App Store today.
If you'd like some additional thoughts on what this update means to the diabetes community, check out these two guest posts we recently published.
Sean Saint, CEO of Companion Medical, makers of the InPen was kind enough to contribute a guest post on our blog sharing his thoughts on the value of data interoperability as more and more devices and data sources become connected. Give it a read and let me know what you think!
Also, Dr. Aaron Neinstein, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and Director of Clinical Informatics at the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation (and founding member of Tidepool), shared his perspective on what this update means for him and his patients. His guest blog post features the celebratory “at last!” moment that occurred when one of his patients was able to upload their InPen data from their phone, finally linking their insulin and blood glucose data together in a single location without the assistance of fuzzy memories, pen and paper, or even a USB cable.