Just wanted to announce after months of development and beta testing
we’re launching our new Rails based app for diabetics:
It’s definitely not you’re “typical” Rails based Web 2.0 app, but we
think it has some value none-the-less SugarStats.com provides
simple blood sugar tracking for diabetes management and in building it
we focused on ease of use and simplicity. I guess you could think of
it as web stats for diabetes.
Initially it was a personal project (15 year diabetic here), I learned
Rails from scratch to do it which was fun to say the least. With such
tremendous feedback from others wanting to use it I pretty much had no
choice but to work on it full time.
We’re built off good ol’ homegrown CRUD/REST with Ajax/RJS sprinkled
on in just the right places (MmmmMmmmTasty!). I’m pretty sure I
couldn’t have done it without Rails or the Rails community (you guys)
so I wanted to say thanks for all the help and putting up with my
newbie questions in the beginning. You all are quite the fine
With 194 million people worldwide and 21 million in the U.S. alone
coping with diabetes daily, hopefully we can help make a difference
and utilize all this great technology at our disposal to help keep
things under control.
If you’re diabetic or know someone who is, you probably want to check
I thought some might want to have a glimpse on the technical side so I
wrote a post with a few more details: