Windows Phone 7 app for Diabetics
By on March 7th, 2011

Sugarwatch ISugarwatch provides an easy and intuitive way to record your blood glucose readings, insulin doses, and activities. It’s a great app to self-manage your diabetic condition, and is available for free.

Thanks to Rob Margel, I connected with the developer of this great app –Jag Dua, a Senior Consultant at Microsoft UK. Jag detailed me about the behind-the-scenes development of the application. He is keen to continue development and already has plans for further releases like having exportable data in XLSX or RTF from the current local storage file.

The User Experience, he says, was a careful consideration trying to use minimum touches to perform an action in the app. The MVVM pattern used in the development makes it easy to keep the UI updated independently of the other layers. The graphs are generated using a third-party product from visifire.

The biggest motivation for him to build this app was to empower the user to make informed data-driven decisions about his diabetic control. Jag says that for several years that he’s been diabetic, he has never been able to maintain the paper-based log books that hospitals give out and hence it was important to have this app on your mobile.

Sugarwatch II

Sugarwatch provides warning indicators that show when you go beyond your ideal glucose range. It provides graphs that show you glucose trends over multiple days to help you identify changes you can make to your regime along with graphs that show averages and glucose mapped against activities.

Author: Abhishek Baxi
Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.

Abhishek Baxi has written and can be contacted at

Leave a Reply

Name (required)

Website (optional)

Copyright 2006-2012 Techie Buzz. All Rights Reserved. Our content may not be reproduced on other websites. Content Delivery by MaxCDN