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Our Favorite Type 1 Diabetes Apps

Our Favorite Type 1 Diabetes Apps

If your child has type 1 diabetes, it turns out, “there’s an app for that.” Hundreds, if not thousands, of apps exist to help parents manage their children’s type 1. “Ever since I got an iPhone®, I’ve used diabetes apps to help me keep track of my daughter’s blood sugar levels and carb intake,” says Marie, whose 11-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 three years ago. “They help keep me organized and on track.” We asked parents to share their favorite diabetes-related apps. Here are their top picks. Glucose Buddy Diabetes Helper: This free iPhone application helps you log your child’s blood sugar numbers, insulin dosages, carbohydrate intake and daily activities. It also lets you sync the logs to Glucosebuddy.com where you can view data history for free. Recommended by: Traci, Arkansas, mom of an 11-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes CarbFinder: CarbFinder is a searchable food database for people who want to monitor their carbohydrate, calorie, and fat consumption. Designed primarily with the needs of people who have diabetes in mind, this iPhone app contains a database of well over 7,000 foods. Recommended by: Joseph, Oklahoma, dad of a 5-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes TrackMyShots: The TrackMyShots app is a Windows-based phone app that allows users to keep a log of all their daily injections without carrying around a paper and pencil. Best of all, it doesn’t cost a thing! Recommended by: Elizabeth, Massachusetts, mom of a 9-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes Nutri-Touch®: This is a new app for BlackBerry® created by Tony Jenning, the father of a 10-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes. The app provides nutrition info lookup, meal recording, and nutrition recording. It also has tools for insulin dose calculation, recording, and editin Continue reading >>

New Diabetes Smart Watches At Ces 2017

New Diabetes Smart Watches At Ces 2017

We're sorry, an error occurred. We are unable to collect your feedback at this time. However, your feedback is important to us. Please try again later. Hey Diabetes Peeps, did you know that the term "complications" isn't always negative? Yep, it's a little known fact that in horology (the art of measuring time), a complication refers to any feature in a timepiece that goes beyond just simply displaying hours and minutes. That means day/date displays, alarms, stopwatch functions, etc. So finally, there are some diabetes-related complications we can all get behind! That is, lots of excitement this week about new glucose-tracking smartwatch features (err, complications) -- including a Dexcom-Apple Watch update and a new "Glucowatch 2.0" type device on display at the big annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Earlier this week, Dexcom announced a new "complication" to its Apple Watch compatibility. Instead of having to touch an icon to open a separate screen to see your glucose data, it's now it's displayed right on the main watchface! There are four different ways to view your glucose data there, ranging from 1 to 6 hour trend graphs: Dexcom first announced Apple Watch compatibility in April 2015 with the Dexcom Follow app and watchface, and it later expanded that for all personal G5 CGM use on March 14, 2016. Now, this capability to see BG levels without pressing any buttons is a big change that many CGM users have been asking for quite a while. Currently, the new capability is only for the G5 Mobile app and Apple Watch, as the company hasn't yet updated the Follow app that lets users share their results in real-time with family members or others. Word is also that this new feature doesn't work with every single watchface, so if you hav Continue reading >>

Developer Builds A Diabetes App For Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring On Android Wear

Developer Builds A Diabetes App For Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring On Android Wear

Wearables are slowly but surely making their way into our daily lives, but one very critical aspect—health—is already helping to bring them mainstream. It’s something that every person is conscious of on a daily basis, and wearable device makers—as evidenced by the countless fitness trackers on the market—want to make it easier to stay on top of exercise, diet, and more. But another aspect of our health, chronic illness, is also big opportunity for wearables to make a difference—and they already are. About half of all American adults have some kind of chronic illness, and diabetes is one of the most common. With the advent of smartwatches, we all now have quick access to at least one useful stat: our heart rate. But what if those with diabetes could just as easily monitor blood glucose levels? No mainstream smartwatch can monitor this alone, yet, but now one developer has released an app for Android Wear that will plug into a Dexcom CGM (continuous glucose monitor), providing glanceable updates every five minutes on blood glucose levels. Dexcom’s CGM making its way to wearables isn’t new. Last month we told you that the company had plans to officially launch an Apple Watch app, which is now available and plugs into the Dexcom G4 system with Share. Now, Android Wear users also have access to that data on their wrist, though, thanks to an unofficial pair of apps called xDrip and NightWatch—which are currently available to download from GitHub via a developer presumably named Stephen Black. The first part of the equation, xDrip, lets owners of Dexcom Share receivers (which constantly pull data via a skin implant) retrieve their data over Bluetooth LE. After you walk through set up (detailed instructions can be found on GitHub) and enter your 10 character

Spike - Change The Way You Manage Your Diabetes

Spike - Change The Way You Manage Your Diabetes

Fully customisable. Ability to change colors, size, fonts, etc. Most relevant stats displayed directly on the home screen. Compatible with Nightscout, Healthkit and other services. Tailored to your needs to keep you always up to date. Know your values without having to open the app. Battery levels, temperature, days since activation, etc. Blaizing fast performance coupled with highly optimised code to give you the smoothest experience possible. Battery consumption, CPU cycles and memory footprint have been reduced to a minimum. It works great on older devices. Spike also features 3DTouch support for quick shortcuts to the most used actions and a Today Widget for a quick glance at your glucose values and trend. See your glucose levels directly on your wrist using a complication, even when youre offline. Data updates every 5 minutes and can be shared in realtime with other peoples Apple Watch so they can act as followers. Compatible with iPhone 4s+, iPod Touch 5+ and iPad 2+. Spike is available by invite only. Request an invitation by filling the form below! [[[["field8","equal_to","iPad"]],[["email_to",null,"[email protected]"]],"and"],[[["field8","equal_to","iPhone\/iPodTouch"]],[["email_to",null,"[email protected]"]],"and"]] Continue reading >>

Apple Watch And Android Wear Smartwatches Can Detect Early Signs Of Diabetes According To Ucsf Study

Apple Watch And Android Wear Smartwatches Can Detect Early Signs Of Diabetes According To Ucsf Study

by Paul Lilly Thursday, February 08, 2018 Apple Watch And Android Wear Smartwatches Can Detect Early Signs Of Diabetes According To UCSF Study Many wearable such as the Apple Watch , Android Wear smartwatches, and FitBit bands come with built-in heart rate sensors. While these are useful for gauging the impact of cardio-based workouts, it turns out they can also detect early signs of diabetes with a high level of accuracy, according to a new study by health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The study examined more than 14,000 Apple Watch and Android Wear device owners over the course of several weeks. During that time, Cardiogram collected 200 million heart rate and step count measurements, and used that data to train and validate a deep neural network called DeepHeart that can distinguish between people with and without diabetes. According to the study, DeepHeart's analysis was accurate 85 percent of the time. "Typical deep learning algorithms are data-hungry, requiring millions of labeled examples, but in medicine, each label represents a human life at riskfor example, a person who recently suffered a heart attack or experienced an abnormal heart rhythm. To solve this challenge, researchers applied two semi-supervised deep learning techniques ('unsupervised sequence pretraining' and 'weakly-supervised heuristic pretraining') which made use of both labeled and unlabeled heart rate data to improve accuracy.The final deep neural network contained 564,227 neural network weights and both convolutional and recurrent layers," Cardiogram co-founders Johnson Hseih and Brandon Ballinger stated in an interview with Upbeat. DeepHeart had already been validated to accurately detect hypertension (chronic high blood pressure), sleep apnea, an Continue reading >>

Best Diabetes Apps Of 2017

Best Diabetes Apps Of 2017

Rates of diabetes may be higher than ever, but there are many apps that can help people with diabetes manage their condition. According to research posted to the Journal of the American Medical Association, as much as 12-14 percent of the adult population in the United States is affected by diabetes. However, the modern era has made managing the disorder easier than ever before. Desktop and mobile apps are widely available for users to easily track and manage their conditions. This may help them to make positive changes and help manage their blood sugar levels safely. Contents of this article: What to look for in a diabetes app One of the most important parts of personal diabetes management is being able to monitor the following factors: There can be a lot of numbers and times to remember, and a lot of math goes into every meal of the day. This can be an annoying experience. Luckily, there are several apps that take some of the heavy burden off the shoulders of someone with diabetes. There are a number of different things that affect the average person with diabetes. As such, there are also a few different categories of diabetes apps. These include: logbook apps calorie counters diet apps carbohydrate counting apps general diabetes management apps This article reviews some of the best diabetes apps of the year. Diabetes logbook apps Logbook apps enable people with diabetes to keep a log of the vital statistics that relate to their condition. The most important being their blood sugar levels. mySugr The diabetes app, mySugr, is a personalized logbook app for both Apple and Android devices. Users can change the way they log key statistics to a way that suits them. The app helps users to analyze these statistics in order to achieve their goals. The app also has an estimate Continue reading >>

Take Back Control Of Your Life!

Take Back Control Of Your Life!

Diabetes:M is an award-winning diabetes logbook app that was first published in Google Play in April 2013. It was developed by diabetics to meet the needs of people who want to manage all aspects of their condition. Users can track, analyze, review and export data in great detail. Today Diabetes:M is an established tool with nearly 350 000 installations and over 50 000 active users. The application is well known to medical professionals, with many diabetes specialists recommending it to their patients. Designed for smartphones and tablets this application is intended to help diabetics to manage better their diabetes and keep it under control. Users can log their values in the logbook and keep the records with them all the time. The application tracks almost all aspects of the diabetes treatment and provides detailed reports, charts and statistics to share via email with the supervising specialists. It provides various tools to the diabetics, so they can find the trends in blood glucose levels and allows them to calculate normal and prolonged insulin boluses using its highly effective, top-notch bolus calculator. Diabetes:M can analyze the values from the imported data from various glucometers and insulin pumps via the exported files from their respective diabetes management software systems. Diabetes:M is one of the first diabetes management apps which started to support Android Wear smart watches when they were first introduced on the market. Continue reading >>

Apple Watch Vs Diabetes: The Glucose Monitoring Story So Far

Apple Watch Vs Diabetes: The Glucose Monitoring Story So Far

Apple Watch vs diabetes: The glucose monitoring story so far How Apple's smartwatch could evolve into a smarter health device For as long as the Apple Watch has been rumoured, there have been murmurs that the company will one day build a wearable that is capable of offering continuous glucose monitoring. Suffice it to say, that would be a big deal for a lot of people not just diabetics. The Apple Watch isn't quite there yet in terms of offering this serious health tracking feature, but it seems as if it's working to try and make it happen. Essential reading: Apple Watch Series 4 investigation As Apple continues to make a bigger push into health, we explore how the smartwatch is already working with glucose monitoring devices, the challenges Tim Cook and company face to offer the monitoring from its its own wearable and how it could actually take shape. If you're looking to check your glucose right now, there is a way to do this with the Apple Watch. All you need is a device from Dexcom, the biggest name in continuous glucose monitoring these days. Specifically, you'll need the Dexcom G5 CGM mobile system, which will pair with the Dexcom G5 Mobile app. You'll then be able to see your glucose levels right there on your Watch. Eventually, Dexcom plans to upgrade its app for watchOS 4 support, which will take advantage of core Bluetooth to pair your Dexcom device directly with your Apple Watch. That way you won't need your iPhone to act as an intermediary. Read this: How wearables are helping the lives of diabetics It's been a couple months since watchOS 4 dropped, so it's easy to wonder whether Fitbit's deal with Dexcom has killed the Apple Watch update, but it's likely the watchOS 4 support has been held up by the FDA (we'll get back around to this in a bit). There's als Continue reading >>

Study Shows That The Apple Watch And Other Wearables Can Detect Diabetes Early On

Study Shows That The Apple Watch And Other Wearables Can Detect Diabetes Early On

While the Apple Watch may never be able to non-invasively measure a users glucose levels, an intriguing and massive new study conducted by the health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco suggests that the device can accurately detect when a wearer has diabetes. The study specifically found that the Apple Watch and other wearables were able to detect the disease in previously diagnosed patients 85% of the time. All told, the study monitored approximately 14,000 Apple Watch and Android Wear owners over the course of many weeks. As for how the testing was done, the researchers explain that they used an avalanche of health sensor data to train a deep neural network by presenting it with samples from people with and without diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, atrial fibrillation, and high cholesterol. Incidentally, Cardiogram calls its AI-based algorithm DeepHeart. Don't Miss: Its not too late for Prime members to get a Fire TV Stick for $25 As to how heart rate data is tied into the detection of diabetes, Cardiogram co-founder Johnson Hsieh explains: Your heart is connected with your pancreas via the autonomic nervous system. As people develop the early stages of diabetes, their pattern of heart rate variability shifts. Hsieh further cites a 2015 study wherein researchers discovered that a high resting heart rate and low heart rate variability is capable of predicting when individuals are liable to develop diabetes over a 12-year period. The research here is obviously incredibly important, especially as the number of individuals suffering from diabetes continues to grow. As the study notes, more than 100 million individuals in the U.S. alone either suffer from diabetes or are prediabetic. 1 in 4 of those with diabetes are undiagnosed and, even Continue reading >>

Apple Watch, Android Wear Can Detect Diabetes With 85 Percent Accuracy, Study Finds - Cnet

Apple Watch, Android Wear Can Detect Diabetes With 85 Percent Accuracy, Study Finds - Cnet

Apple Watch and other wearables can detect diabetes, study finds Research from Cardiogram and UCSF shows heart rate sensors on ordinary wearables can detect diabetes with 85 percent accuracy. The heart rate sensors in your Apple Watch, Android Wear, Garmin or Fitbit can detect early signs of diabetes with 85 percent accuracy, according to a study from app developer Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco. Your smartwatch could do much more for your health than just count steps. In a study involving 14,000 Apple Watch and Android Wear users, health sensor data was used to train a deep neural network called DeepHeart to identify participants with and without diabetes. DeepHeart has previously shown high accuracy in detecting atrial fibrillation , hypertension and sleep apnea . The 2015 Framingham Heart Study found that low heart rate variability and high resting heart rate are predictors of who will develop diabetes over 12 years. That helped inform the Cardiogram study's use of 200 million heart rate and step count measurements. More than 100 million adults in the US have diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . A quarter of people with diabetes are undiagnosed, and more than 88 percent of people with prediabetes don't know they have it. Cardiogram's study demonstrates that the heart rate sensors people are already wearing -- paired with an AI-based algorithm -- could become critical tools in detecting early signs of diabetes. The study's results come amid earlier speculation that Apple is working on noninvasive diabetes sensors , but subsequent reports stated the technology is years away from becoming a reality. The tech giant released its Heart Study app in November , which can identify irregular heart r Continue reading >>

Best Diabetes Apps For 2018

Best Diabetes Apps For 2018

These are the best diabetes apps you can download to control of your diabetes, monitor and track your blood sugar and to help monitor blood sugar in children using an app that continuously tracks blood sugar and can provide alerts to phones and smart watches. We chose the best Diabetes apps based on feedback from users, app reviews and the day-to-day effect that it will have on living with diabetes. With over 29 million people living with Diabetes there are no shortage of diabetes accessories and diabetes apps that promise a simpler routine and better monitoring. The best diabetes apps that we’ve found will help you monitor what you are eating so that you can control blood sugar by what you eat. We also share essential diabetes apps that can track your blood sugar and alert you to what is wrong. If you are looking for diabetes apps for your child or for a friend or family member you may want to know more about how this works. In the video below Scott Hanselman shares how he uses a diabetes pump and how he uses a continuous glucose meter to constantly monitor his blood sugar level. While showing this Hanselman uses an airplane analogy to explain blood sugar monitoring. If you want a better understanding of diabetes accessories and where the technology is going, check out Hanselman’s overview of diabetes technology last year to see where the hardware and software are, and where they are going. One of the best Diabetes apps we’ve found connects with a Dexcom Glucose Monitor to see blood sugar levels on a phone or smart watch. Amanda Hoover shares how this helps her daughter. “Our 12 year old daughter has an insulin pump that is tubeless so she wears a pod that communicates to the PDM (Personal Diabetes Manager aka the glucose meter).” she explains, “You add in Continue reading >>

Apple And Android Watches Use Ai To Detect Diabetes

Apple And Android Watches Use Ai To Detect Diabetes

Apple and Android watches use AI to detect diabetes An artificial intelligence (AI) network, DeepHeart, developed by Cardiogram, can use data from wearable devices to detect the early signs of diabetes, a study has found. A joint study between Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, was able to detect diabetes with 85% accuracy in 14,000 wearable users, solely based on individuals heart rate and step count from devices. Developers, however, caution that this tool was not designed to diagnose, but to provide a potential screen for pre-diabetic patients; still, the implications of this would shake the current makeup of the diabetic space. According to GlobalData, over 32 million people in the US are diagnosed with diabetes; a further 70 million people are thought to be living with prediabetes. With 88% of pre-diabetic individuals unaware of their condition, and one in four cases of diabetes going undiagnosed, DeepHeart could provide an easy and affordable means of diagnosing a condition with ever-increasing societal importance. In 2017, diabetes alone cost the US economy $245bn, according to the American Diabetes Society. The combination of AI with wearable devices is another win for tech giants Apple and Google, as they continue to explore the realm of digital health. Apples intentions to become a key player in the healthcare space are crystal clear, with 2017 seeing multiple health improvements and updates to its Apple Watch, a new patent for the potential use of iPhone as a health sensor, the launch of its first sponsored clinical trial, and multiple acquisitions. The company is therefore aware of the commercial rewards the healthcare space could reap. This is not the first time Cardiogram has trained AI to identify disease; the start-up company ha Continue reading >>

Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatch Will Help Diabetics Track Glucose Levels

Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatch Will Help Diabetics Track Glucose Levels

Fitbit is pairing up with Dexcom, a company that creates continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices for people with diabetes. In an announcement today, the companies say that their first initiative is to bring Dexcom's monitoring device data to Fitbit's new Ionic smartwatch. For those unfamiliar, Dexcom's CGM devices work with a sensor that sits just under the skin and measures a person's glucose levels every few minutes in order to provide them with a bigger picture of where their glucose levels are and where they're heading. As of now, a transmitter attached to that sensor lets you see readouts of those levels on a smartphone or even an Apple Watch, but soon you'll also be able to see them on Ionic's screen. Dexcom and Fitbit say they're hoping to get this feature available to Ionic users in 2018 and are working to develop other diabetes management tools in the future. "We believe that providing Dexcom CGM data on Fitbit Ionic, and making that experience available to users of both Android and iOS devices, will have a positive impact on the way people manage their diabetes," said Dexcom's CEO, Kevin Sayer, in a statement. Continue reading >>

The App

The App

Giving you the knowledge, tools, and support towards improved diabetes management.. The Dario App provides users with a complete solution for personal diabetes management. The Dario app supports users by tracking all your blood glucose levels in real-time and with actionable insights to allow for optimal self-management of diabetes. Get the support you need to understand your glucose levels in the moment and over time. The digital health platform of Dario makes it simple to share your health information with your healthcare team. Why You’ll Love the Dario App Real-time, easy-to-access information – all available at your fingertips Saves time and makes life easier – your results are automatically logged and synced – no more need to write in paper log books Data insights, analysis, and pattern recognition – understand why your blood glucose levels change Actionable alerts and reminders – enhance situation awareness and keep on track of your readings Track your insulin doses easily Log your carbs and calories – our localized food menu makes your favorite foods quickly available to you Key Features Automatic Download and Synchronization of Glucose Meter Results Simply open the Dario Diabetes Management Solution App on your phone and plug into your smartphone. After apply your blood sample to the meter, your blood glucose readings will automatically appear and sync to the app. Statistics Snapshot Dario gives you a quick snapshot of your statistical information, including your number of in-range readings, hypos, and hypers. Personalized Logbook All of your recorded data – blood glucose levels, carbs & insulin intake, physical activity as well as your mood, tags, and notes are easily accessed in your logbook. Your data can be viewed as a chronological list, gra Continue reading >>

K'watch Glucose - Pkvitality

K'watch Glucose - Pkvitality

KWatch Glucose is the first wearable tracker that measures your glucose effortlessly, painlessly and in just a matter of seconds. KWatch allows diabetics to self-monitor their glucose levels without the need for cumbersome and painful blood-based tests. KWatch Glucose requires no calibration, just a simple press gesture on the watch to display the glucose level. How does it work ? KWatch Glucose is equipped with Kapsul, utilizing a revolutionary biosensor which, when in contact with the skin, tests glucose levels without the need of blood samples. Quite imperceptible and totally painless, Kapsul can take unlimited measurements within a 30-day period with results being displayed on the KWatch screen as well as synced to its dedicated app. No bulky material, KWatch Glucose can be discreetly worn all day long and in all conditions. Monitoring your blood glucose in every social setting becomes possible, whether you are at work or even when exercising when glucose level are prone to spike. KWatch Glucose can also track steps taken, distance traveled and calories burnt. KWatch Glucose makes a diabetics life easier. In order to better monitor their health, users can connect KWatch Glucose with its dedicated iOS and Android app to show a complete data history over time and share those results with a relative or a professional. KWatch can also send alerts to remind users to check their glucose level. Diabetes is characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia, which is an excess of sugar in the blood. With 415M people affected (1 in 11 worldwide), diabetes is widespread and is progressing rapidly. It is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, lower limb amputation, and 1.5 million deaths per year. Despite these risks, studies show that 80% of people on treatm Continue reading >>

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