SOURCE: Alpha Software Inc.

November 14, 2006 07:07 ET

Alpha Five, Rated by CRN as the Best Program for Building Web and Desktop Applications Rapidly, Empowers Westwind to Create a Lifestyle Altering Program to Successfully Manage Diabetes

Breakthrough Diabetes Management Application, bG Monitor, Developed Rapidly in Alpha Five, Assists Diabetics to Improve Their Health and Longevity

CALGARY, AB -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 --Westwind Software & Multimedia has released a new software application -- bG Monitor -- which was developed rapidly in Alpha Five to address the growing need for diabetics to manage and control their disease.

Alpha Five,, is an award-winning Rapid Application Development (RAD) software tool from Alpha Software Inc. for building custom desktop and web applications quickly and easily. Alpha Software has over 1 million users of its database application software.

bG Monitor allows diabetics to positively enhance their lives and to better control their condition with measurable benefits. bG Monitor is available at and is priced at $49.95.

In the last 10 years, diabetic diagnoses have soared by more than 40 percent to over 230 million worldwide. Diabetes claims more lives than AIDS and breast cancer combined. It is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure and stroke. Diabetes is an insidious disease; those who have diabetes often feel fine and tend to neglect necessary management programs designed to ensure safe glucose levels, proper diets and essential exercise.

Andrew Janert, Principal of Westwind Software & Multimedia, originally created bG Monitor to aid in his own diabetes management as he found a need to be proactively involved in journalizing diet, exercise, stress, medications, and glucose levels along with regular health checks to stay on top of this very controllable disease.

The effect of using his own software was profound. He lost over 40 pounds, reduced his diabetic medications by 80% and improved the quality of his life dramatically. As a result of his personal success with bG Monitor, he felt it was very important to share this software with other diabetics.

bG Monitor enables users to become proactively aware of their daily life with diabetes. When working with their diabetes health care professionals, bG Monitor offers users an effective tool in controlling and even conquering diabetes. The health benefits can be enormous as Andrew Janert attests to. "I have never felt so alive in years!" he says. "bG Monitor's storehouse of journals, glucose data, and tools allowed me to finally take control and beat this disease."

Andrew Janert chose to develop bG Monitor in Alpha Five because of its speed of development, power, productivity, ease of use and extensibility to the web. Alpha Five presented an efficient and strong set of tools and data handling capabilities to create bG Monitor with features that other competitive products simply could not offer.

In particular Alpha Five provided the means to create a powerful diabetes application quickly with pleasing and meaningful reports essential for managing the disease.

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