Dexcom and Earthquakes.
At the ADA Scientific Sessions two weeks ago, I ended up in a conversation with Tom Karlya about the Dexcom and how sometimes the alarms don't wake me up when I need them to most.
"Which is why it ends up in a glass on the bedside table almost every night," I said to him.
And then he told me about this iPhone application, iSeismometer, that was created to detect earthquakes and alert people at the very first vibration, letting loose with an insanely loud warning alarm. Loud.
"But if you put the Dexcom receiver on the same table, and the Dex starts to vibrate in response to a low or high, the iSeismometer picks up the vibration. And you won't sleep through that alarm," he said, chuckling.
The app is free, it's smooth and easy to set up, and the accidental application for diabetes is priceless. (There's an option to Report an Earthquake, which I have switched to "off" since I'm using it for Dexcom alarms; otherwise, there's going to be a sharp increase in "earthquakes"reported in Rhode Island.)
So can earthquake apps be cross-posted in "Health" in iTunes? Yup.