Thanks to smartphone technology; there are various apps out there that you can use to manage your diabetes. Here's a list of free iPhone and Android apps that make living with diabetes easier.
You can't control your blood sugar levels unless you keep track of them. Hand writing your readings is time consuming and prone to error. Instead, Glooko Logbook can automaticaly record your numbers by syncing straight to your glucose meter.
Just connect your iPhone to your meter with the Glooko MeterSync Cable. Then, download your full meter of blood glucose readings (compatible with 11 popular meters) directly to your phone to create an error-free logbook. You can even sync readings from more than one meter. Glooko Logbook allows you to spend less time imputing your numbers and more time learning from them.
-- Diary: a journal where you can add daily intakes of food and insulin as well as the number of times you have exercised. You can also add comments. The food directory has thousands of items to choose from but you can add your own as well.
-- Graphs: Glooko displays a graphical representation of how well you did in controlling your blood sugar level over a certain period of time (one week -- 90 days)
-- Goals: set goals to stay on track and improve your health but after you consult with your physician or healthcare provider
Glucose Buddy -- Diabetes Helper
Glucose Buddy gives you constant reminders to take your medicine via push notifications. When you enter your personal information such as diabetes type, height, weight and gender; GB will track your blood sugar levels, carb intake, medicine and A1C.
-- Logs: find out how your food intake and activity levels affect your glucose number by tracking more than 100,000 foods and 200 different exercises.
-- Graph: display a graph showing the levels of blood sugar over a certain period of time, highlighting the level of activity and food carbs.
Complete your profile and then start logging your blood glucose, exercise minutes, weight and calories count everyday to keep your diabetes in check. You can set a daily care reminder so that you'll never forget to log your activities.
-- Planner: In Check offers you a sample meal plan offering guidelines and daily diet goals to increase your vegetables and protein intakes.
-- Recipes: try In Check's12 breakfast recipes, 52 lunch recipes, 6 snack recipes and 127 dinner recipes or browse through other popular recipes.
-- Food Guide: a guide explaining the benefits of certain food items listed alphabetically to help you learn what delicious food can help reduce blood pressure or prevent blood sugar.
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