This section explains how to record your data in Diabetes Pilot. Diabetes Pilot can track your glucose, food, medication, exercise, and nearly any other type of information that you'd like to record.
To record a new data item, simply click on one of the buttons at the bottom of the main screen:
For more information on entering the details of these items see Recording and Editing Data below.
To edit an existing item, tap on the item in the list.
When you enter a new item change an existing one, it may or may not be immediately visible in the list on the main screen. The display on the main screen depends on the filter settings that you have set - see Displaying Your Data for more information.
Diabetes Pilot allows you to record information in as much or as little detail as you would like - it provides for both quick data entry as well as the ability to record additional details when needed.
When you create a new record, a detail screen will appear. Enter the value for the item:
If you've set Diabetes Pilot to calculate insulin requirements (See Setting Preferences), the insulin calculation will be displayed when entering a glucose or food record. The calculation is updated when you change the value on the data entry screen. Tap the "enter now" button to create a new entry to record the calculated value.
You can enter notes in the space provided. The notes will be displayed in the list on the main screen.
A category for each record can be also be selected. This category can be use to categorize records in any manner that is useful to you. You may want to use the category to identify records by time of day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc). The category list can be customized however you would like. To customize the category list, finish entering your record. Then, click on the the "Tasks..." button on the main screen and select "Edit Categories".
Tap "Save" when you are done making your entry. You will return to the main screen. Tapping on "Cancel" returns you to the previous screen without saving your changes.
Tapping on the "Delete" button will delete the displayed record.
Use food records to record meals, snacks, and other foods that you'd like to keep track of. When adding a food record, you can either:
To build a meal, add foods by using one of the buttons at the bottom of the screen:
Use the "Scan" button to scan a barcode on a packaged food. Diabetes Pilot will look up the food in an online database. If the food is found, it will be added to your meal record. Otherwise, you can enter the food using one of the methods below.
Use the "DB" button to select foods from the food database. Tapping this button takes you to the food database. Find the food that you are looking for by doing any combination of the following:
When you find the food you're looking for, tap on it. You will be returned to the Meal Record screen and the food will added to the meal.
See Using the Food Database for more information about the food database and how to use and personalize it.
Use the "Quick" button to manually enter an individual food and it's nutrition information.
Use the "Fav" button to access the favorite foods list. Tap on a food in the list to add it to the meal. To use this feature, you'll need to mark some of the foods in the database as favorites. See Using the Food Database for more information.
After adding a food to the meal, adjust the number of servings for the food as necessary by tapping on the food and selecting the number of servings in the selector that appears.
To remove a food from a meal, tap on the food's "i" button, then tap on the trashcan icon on that food's information screen. Or, just swipe the food, then tap the "Delete" button that appears.
To add more foods to the meal, continue to use any combination of the "DB", "Quick", and "Fav" buttons to add foods as necessary.
The nutrition information for the meal is calculated as you go. The following information is available:
You can also save and recall entire meals. This saves you from having to reenter the individual items for meals that you commonly eat.
To save a meal for future use:
To recall a previously saved meal:
To delete a previously saved meal: