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I am looking for feedback from other college students with diabetes about what they would like to see in a smart phone application. So far there are plenty of applications available, but none specifically geared towards a college student's needs.

This feedback will be reflected in a graduation project I am working on at the Art Institute of Boston. I am a diabetic myself and have wanted to tackle this project for the past couple of years. Any feedback is welcome!

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I don't use a smart phone (I break my phones way too easily), but I've wanted an app that is geared for me! My perfect app would -
Be able to integrate my schedule and set alarms accordingly (for example the alarm would go off five minutes before a class to remind me to test)
Track sugars AND activity/food/injections (so many I see you can't type in what you are doing)
Have carb counts of common foods (do you know how tough it is to find carb counts for a generic green chile/beef burrito)
And of course be able to connect to!!!
Thank you so much for your response! It is very much appreciated. I really like the idea of integrating a schedule and alarms accordingly.
Sorry to bring up an old topic, I'm curious what you came up with on this. Been putting together the beginnings of a web browser based logging database for my own use. Once its far enough along, I may open it up to allow others to setup accounts and give it a try.
Hi Kristy
I think that this is great! I actually work with the College Diabetes Network (CDN), and we were hoping to create a i phone/smart phone app for college students with diabetes but the project was put on hold a few months ago. I am also located in Boston, feel free to email me at to discuss CDN and how we might be able to help you launch the app. You can find more info about CDN at
Hope to talk to you soon!
CDN sounds wonderful! I would love to work with you on an application. I am currently working on the design compositions for the application and would be glad to meet with you.

My email address is Feel free to contact me anytime.

I think having an app that allowed for food logging/carb calculating would be super helpful. I cannot stand logging, but having it on my phone in an easy to use interface would be super helpful.

Good luck!




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