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Diabetes Management Apps To Help You Get Ahead of Diabetes

November 13, 2018 3 min read

 

Finding a great app can help support how you manage your diabetes. If you use a smartphone like an iPhone or Android phone, you can already find some of these quickly and try them out for yourself today! Read our list of Diabetes Management Applications.

Glucose Buddy

Quickly log your blood glucose level, carb intake, medication doses, A1C results, exercise and more. Good for both people with type 1 and 2 diabetes.

Some Benefits:

  • Reminders to check your blood sugar and take your meds
  • Register account on glucosebuddy.com and sync with iPhone app only
  • Send reports to a healthcare provider via app or website

Needs Improvements:

  • Does not sync with meters, continuous glucose monitors (GCMs), or pumps
  • Only apple users can sync their app with the websites www.glucosebuddy.com
  • Android users must manually input their log on to the web portal
  • No data backup

Cost: Free

 

MySugr Diabetes Logbook

By those living with diabetes for those living wtih diabetes, MySugr app uses personalied feedback and challenges to keep you at optimum health. Log your blood glucose, monitor your carbs, track your insulin use, and get feedback to keep you motivated. Good for both Type 1 and 2 diabetics.

Some Benefits:

  • Integrates with GCM via Apple Health app and Medtronic’s CareLink data management
  • Quic onboarding to use the app
  • Points system is motivating and rewarding
  • Generates reports for healthcare provider

Needs Improvements:

  • Does not sync with meters, continuous glucose monitors (GCMs), or pumps
  • Only apple users can scan and import readings
  • Does not sync with insulin pumps
  • Health reports only on premium app…
  • Coaching feature is a bit slow

Cost: Free, Pro starting at $1.99/month....


DiabetesConnect

Track your blood glucose, meals, insulin injections, meds, and more. Both type 1 and 2 diabetes.

Some Benefits:

  • Download reports through the app or the online portal for your next appointment
  • Clear graphics visualize your data as an overview of your diabetes therapy

Needs Improvements:

  • Does not sync with meters, continuous glucose monitors (GCMs), or pumps
  • Reminders for medication and measurements are only for premium users...

Cost: Free, Pro starting at $1.99/month....

Sugar Sense

This app tracks and logs the blood glucose level, carb intake, and weight of the user. Good for both T1D and T2D users.

Some Benefits:

  • Pulls data from MyDietDiary app and fitness trackers like FitBit, Jawbone, and iHealth and sends to apple’s iHealth app
  • Works with iHealth’s Smart Gluco-Monitoring System and its iHealth app, but only on Apple devices.
  • Support forum for those living with T2D

Needs Improvements:

  • Does not sync with meters, continuous glucose monitors (GCMs), or pumps
  • No support forum for Type 1 diabetes

Cost: Free

 

One Drop 

A great tool for food and exercise logging, as well as peer and expert support. For T1D and T2D users that are insulin-dependent. Good for tech savvy users.

Some Benefits:

  • Wirelessly syncs to One Drop chrome meter, insulin pumps and GCMs
  • Works with Bluetooth meters
  • Diabetes-related news section and community support forum

Needs Improvements:

  • One Drop premium requies you to buy a device for an additional $99.95

Cost: Free to try. Premium is $39.95 per month. It includes the One Drop diabetes management app, One Drop Chrome blood glucose monitoring system, unlimited test strips delivered to you, and 24-7 in-app text support from certified diabetes educators. There’s a one-time $99.95 fee for the One Drop Chrome system.

 

Diabetes and Blood Glucose Tracker (Apple); Diabetes and Diet Tracker (Android) 

A diabetes management app that is robust enough to log blood glucose readings, A1C results, food, exercise, blood pressure levels, and medication use plus reminders to check your blood glucose.

Some Benefits:

  • Reminders to check your blood sugar and take your meds
  • Register account on glucosebuddy.com and sync with iPhone app only
  • Send reports to a healthcare provider via app or website
  • Must upgrade to integrate with fitness trackers and to access some extra features including nutrition planning, more charts, and reports.
  • Good for those looking to lose weight.

Needs Improvements:

  • Does not sync with meters, continuous glucose monitors (GCMs), or pumps

Cost: One-time fee of $9.99. Pro version is $60 a year.