Diabetes management software released for Mac OS X

FireLogic Inc., a provider of software, services and expertise for the collection and visualization of complex data, has released HealthEngage disease management software system for Type I and II diabetics. The Mac OS X software provides a tool for diabetics to enter their health information from any desktop computer or Palm device.

By creating a specially optimized version of its software for Mac OS X, the company hopes to ensure that Apple's concept of the "digital hub" will expand beyond entertainment and bring new meaning to the old saying "An Apple a day keeps the doctor away," according to FireLogic President Michael Slage. The latest edition of HealthEngage works with Mac OS X 10.2 ("Jaguar"). The company is working on a Bluetooth-enabled version in order to take advantage of Apple's Rendezvous and iSync technologies. A free trial version can be downloaded.

Using the US$59.95 software, diabetics and their doctors are able to better manage their conditions and spot dangerous trends before they become life threatening, Slage said. Diabetics can collect, graph and produce reports about their condition for their doctor with one click of the mouse. Over 135 new features and enhancements have been added to the system. The nutrition section utilizes the USDA's official database of over 6,700 foods. The exercise section includes the National Sports Medicine Association's database of over 700 exercises and physical activities. Users can also set reminders for appointments, refills, etc., and can even enter their complete laboratory test results and medications.

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