The major selling point is that it would turn my smartphone in to a blood sugar meter. As an endurance athlete this is huge!! The less I have to carry with me while racing the better, the same goes while I'm at work. If I'm in the middle of a race or out on the golf course just reaching in my pocket to test my blood sugar is a lot better than having to fumble with a case that holds my meter. The second major selling point is that the Dario app keeps track of everything that I do, from how many carbohydrates I eat to how long I ran or how long I was on the bike. Knowing how many calories I burned goes a long way into deciding what I eat post workout or race. Having a graph that shows how my blood sugar reacts post race would be a tremendous help. Another quality feature that Dario has is that all of the information from meal bolus to carbohydrates for dinner on June 3rd would be stored in the cloud for me to access whenever I need to do so. I can also make this information accessible for my wife and my doctor which is amazing.
The one problem that I have with Dario is that I can't download the app in the United States. I have tried to cheat the system and change the app store from U.S. to the Australia app store but that failed. This afternoon I headed over to the Dario website to fill out a form to be alerted when Dario will be available here in the states, I can't wait for that day. Not only does Dario have a great meter that works with your phone they also have cloud based information but it gets even better!!! They have a blog and todays post is about How Exercising Can Effect Blood Sugar Levels. From the person looking to start exercising with diabetes to the seasoned vet that races with diabetes this is a must read blog post!!
My views and opinions are my own and I have not received any form of payment from Dario for a positive blog about their product.