Phone Apps for Managing Diabetes Health

January 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment


Mobile phone technology has definitely advanced over the years.  For those of us that are a little “tech savvy” there are several phone apps available that aim at helping you manage your diabetes health.  Many range from free of charge up to $1.99 in cost.  Most offer the ability to log your blood glucose, blood pressure, pulse, weight, carbohydrate count, medication intake and exercise.  Many also have the ability to either print or email your information to your health care provider.  This helps to provide the health care professional with an evaluation of how effective your medications are working to manage your diabetes.

Some of the apps available include:

  • Go Meals (Free)-Tracks daily calories.  Assist with carbohydrate counting through the  Calorie King database.
  • Glucose Buddy (Free)-Tracks blood sugars, medications and food intake.  Creates customizable graphs and emails results directly to your healthcare provider.
  • CarbsControl ($1.99)-Carbohydrate counting database and customizable carbohydrate tracker.
  • My Fitness Pal (Free)- Tracts daily calories and activities.  Carbohydrate counting database along with a quick to use barcode scan for food items.
  • iBGStar (Free)- Can be used along with an iPhone blood glucose meter (sold separately) or used as an input database to log blood glucose values, insulin intake and carbohydrate intake.  Creates customizable graphs and emails results directly to your healthcare provider.

No matter if you choose to log your blood glucose values,  with a phone app or with pen and paper, the important thing it that your are keeping a record to help identify patterns within your blood glucose values.  This not only assists you with better self management skills, but also provides your healthcare provider with the needed data to better treat your diabetes health.


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