April 16, 2012

Accu-chek Aviva or Compact Plus users - Little Help?

The folks at Glooko and Accu-chek are looking for a hand, well fingers that get checked Accu-chek style.

Here is the message from Facebook:
We are looking for 20 people to test drive a new version of Glooko Logbook before we ship it to the masses. To participate, you must have an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. You also must use one of these meters: ACCU-CHEK Aviva or ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus. Click here to sign up! http://tinyurl.com/6mkdngm. The first 20 to apply get this sneak peek.

My two cents is if we PWD can help innovation happen it is in our interest to do so. I consider the folks at Glooko and Roche to be friends. Like all friends we help out when we can. I have no problem with friends in industry and friends who are critical of it. YDMV.  

Here's what I wrote about Glooko in November.  (And like the crappy friend that I am I never actually reviewed the thing beyond this post.)


  1. Thanks for the heads up. I use the Compact Plus so I filled out the form. I'd be happy to help if they haven't gotten their 20 people yet.

  2. We bought it . I was not impressed, no graghs. I was expecting at least the features you get from the abbots connection to the computer. We have not been using it. Maybe I am missing something?

  3. Thanks Katerinas

    My understanding is that graphs were an issue in the development with regard to regulation. The logbook as implemented is not regulated but that the addition of graphs would require the app to pass an FDA review. It was my impression that they were looking to move forward on a variety of improvements, more meter, adding the android platform and exploring more features like graphs and how to implement them. As usual I may be wrong.

    Thanks again for your comments and views of the product.