I am using the On Track app. on my Smart Phone. Love it, but now how do I get the info from the phone to the PC?
It is probably so simple I missed it.
I'm the author of OnTrack, glad you enjoy using it. There are a couple of different options to get the data off the phone depending on what you want to do it with it. If you want to create a nice report with the data and graphs that you can share or e-mail with your doctor, use the Log Book report under the Reports menu in the Dashboard. To e-mail the Log Book just change the action to EMail from View and it will automatically attach the report to an e-mail message which you can fill out and send.
If you want to export the data to Excel, use the Export feature under the Tools option to export a CSV file. You can also export to HTML with the Export tool which gives you another option for sending a file viewable in a browser to your doctor.
If you want to move your data from one phone to another, use the Backup and Restore option under the Tools menu. Backup will save your data to the SD Card and you can use a PC to move it to a different SD Card to restore it in a different phone. You can also e-mail the backup file to yourself in order to periodically backup your data off-phone, a practice I highly recommend.
Note that OnTrack supports a couple of different home screens, namely a dashboard home screen and a home screen that displays your previous entries in a list. If you are using the list as your home screen, press the phone's menu button and select the Home option, this will take you to the Dashboard where all the reports and other features I mentioned previously are accessible.
Any other questions about OnTrack just let me know.
Thanks for the info. I do not have Excel, I use Microsoft Works. Can that program be used in anyway. Pc is for home use only. Could I e-mail the reports that I want to me. Before I try to e-mail the Dr.
Thanks again, Chele
I don't have Microsoft Works but pretty much every spreadsheet program supports the CSV file format so you could try it to see if it works. If it doesn't the log book and html export are still perfectly valid options as they work in any browser. You can of course email the files to yourself first, I would highly recommend doing this and reviewing the data before sending it to the doctor so you can add any questions you might have.
Livestrong.com also now has something called MyPlateD (a D-friendly version of their regular food diary). This lets you enter blood glucose levels, carbs eaten (and fat, and protein, etc), as well as insulin/other meds taken. You can even track how many 8 oz glasses of water you've had that day! I find it pretty user friendly. Didn't see it reviewed here, so wanted to let people know that this is another option.