Knowing how to keep your diabetes under control is very important. That’s why having an app that can help you log all that vital information is useful. With so many options, it can be a tough job to choose a good one.
Each of the following apps has its own unique feature that makes it stand out from the rest. But they also have the basic features you would expect from a diabetes app. Hopefully, you’ll find one that’s a perfect fit for you.
1. Diabetes: M
After you specify the units of measurement, Diabetes: M will give you the tools you need to keep your diabetes under control. As soon as you open the app, it will show your glucose stats from the last time you checked it. Right below statistics, you can see daily information for things such as carbs, calories, etc.
By tapping on Log Entry followed by the human icon, you can add data such as what part of your body you injected the insulin into, your level of carbs and glucose, date, time, reminders, and can also add notes as well.
It also features a bolus calculator where you can get valuable info on all sorts of foods and drinks. For example, if you type milk into the search bar, the calculator will show you data such as calories, carbs, and proteins for every certain amount you eat/drink. You will need to register to use the app.
Diabetes has fewer features than the previously-mentioned app, but it’s still a good option. If you have vision problems, adding your glucose level will be easier thanks to the extra large numbers. Just swipe down until the number turns blue.
The app also adds the time, date, and by tapping on the three vertical dots at the top-right, you can do things such as import/export data. As long as you’re there, you can also set up some reminders, too (reminders on this app are free).
Go into the app’s settings, and you can also adjust things such as the weight unit, glucose unit, an algorithm for trend, and can even choose between the dark or light themes. If the number scroller speed is either too fast or too slow for you, you can change its sensitivity in Settings as well. There is no need to register to use this app.
3. mySugr: Blood Sugar Tracker
Besides being one very colorful app, mySugr: Diabetes Tracker Log will make funny sounds after you log in your data. This makes the app a good option for kids to keep track of their glucose level, since those sounds will surely make them laugh.
The app also allows you to connect your Bluetooth meter as well. By swiping left, you can see your log for the last seven, fourteen, thirty, and ninety days. It’s also possible to see more or fewer options. Just tap on the Customize Cells option, and tap on the eye to make them visible. To do this, tap on the blue circle, and the option will be at the bottom.
There are some options that you will need to go Pro to use. For example, you can choose an emoji-type option that will express how you are feeling at the time. You will also need to upgrade to use the reminder feature as well.
BeatO is an app where you can do things such as order your medicine, buy a glucometer, consult a doctor, and keep track of calories and steps thanks to the fitness tracker. Under Explore Healthy Products, you can also go shopping for foods and products such as a Smartphone Glucometer Pouch (among other things).
The app also includes articles to read. You can choose from content such as Common Test to Diagnose Diabetic Nephropathy and Pre-diabetes and its Risk (to mention a few). To have a reading, you can insert the BeatO Glucometer into your phone, or you can manually log your blood glucose.
Slide the numbers either to the right or to the left to enter your reading. You’ll also need to select the time of your reading, whether it is post-breakfast, pre-lunch, etc. If you want to download your log, tap on the document icon at the topright, followed by the download icon.
5. Diabetes Connect
Diabetes Connect has many free options, but there are some you will need to upgrade to use. For example, if you go Premium, you can use reminders, specific timeframe, and priority support.
Not everything requires a Premium account. The features you can use for free are the very detailed entries. With every entry, you can add your blood sugar readings, meals, sport, blood pressure, pulse, weight, emotion label, and a note if you need to mention a specific something to your doctor. In the slide-out menu, you can also see your readings in a graph, statistic, export, and settings.
Keeping your diabetes under control doesn’t have to be difficult. Having an app like the ones mentioned above will help you to better inform your doctor on how you are doing. Which app do you think you’re going to try first?