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The Best Diabetes Apps Of The Year

The Best Diabetes Apps Of The Year

We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of support for people living with diabetes. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at [email protected] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes impacts 29 million Americans, about 9 percent of the population. Someone with diabetes may experience complications such as kidney problems, blindness, or heart failure, according to the CDC. The good news is that with increased education, people are recognizing symptoms, like going to the bathroom often, having blurry vision, losing weight, experiencing tingling or numbness in lower limbs, and feeling very thirsty, hungry, or tired. Thanks to earlier diagnoses, improved treatment tools, and better self-care, people are living better with diabetes. Part of that care includes eating healthy foods, exercising, taking medicines like insulin, sticking to your treatment plan, and being proactive about colds and other sicknesses. Keeping all the pieces of your care plan straightforward can be a challenge, but several apps have emerged to help you track your day and your health. While some of these apps are specifically for diabetes and some are geared for general diet, they can all help you take control of your health. Here are this year’s top picks for the best diabetes apps. iPhone rating: ★★★★★ Android rating: ★★★★★ Price: Free Fooducate promises to be your weight loss coach. This app has a grading system designed to help you make smarter choices. It will help you understand the pros and cons of certain foods. In addition to sugar counts, the app helps you monitor carbs, colorings, mood, hunger, sleep, and exercise. R 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 >>

Apple Picks 13 Apps For People With Diabetes

Apple Picks 13 Apps For People With Diabetes

Apple periodically updates its app store with lists of apps for particular groups of people. Even as the new iOS 8, with a built in Health app, goes into beta, Apple has added a new list: "Apple's Apps for Diabetics." According to the CDC's 2011 fact sheet, diabetes affects 25.8 million people, or 8.3 percent of the US population. The apps on Apple's list aren't all from the US, and they don't all target diabetes specifically. While many are tracking and management apps for blood glucose and insulin levels, others are more general purpose apps for eating specific diets, which people with diabetes could benefit from. The list includes mostly consumer-facing apps but one app for doctors, as well as one for kids and one for pregnant women with diabetes. The list has some overlap with the list of top-grossing diabetes apps Research2Guidance released in March, but app developer Azumio, which Research2Guidance identified as the market leader, has no apps on Apple's list. Read on for 13 apps Apple has highlighted for its users with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Diabetik by UglyApps (free) This British-made diabetes app raised $11,600 on Kickstarter in February 2013. It's a free app for diabetes management that focuses on quick data entry and aesthetically designed interactive charts, as well as reminders that can trigger either at a particular time or in particular location. The app helps people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes monitor how much and how often they’re eating, their blood glucose levels, and whether they’ve taken their medication. Diabetes in Check by Everyday Health (free) Diabetes in Check, from the recently-IPO'd Everyday Health is a type 2 diabetes management app that features a wide range of tools. It includes diabetes coaching designed by a certified d Continue reading >>

Mysugr: Diabetes Tracker Log 4+

Mysugr: Diabetes Tracker Log 4+

Small improvement: download the latest version of mySugr and make diabetes suck less. Your feedback means a lot to us: were constantly updating our app so that we can offer you the best possible diabetes management. If you think were doing a great job, then please rate us and spread the word about your experiences with mySugr. Small improvement: download the latest version of mySugr and make diabetes suck less Your feedback means a lot to us: were constantly updating our App so that we can offer you the best possible diabetes management. If you think were doing a great job, then please rate us and spread the word about your experiences with mySugr. Small improvement: download the latest version of mySugr and make diabetes suck less Your feedback means a lot to us: were constantly updating our App so that we can offer you the best possible diabetes management. If you think were doing a great job, then please rate us and spread the word about your experiences with mySugr. Small improvement: download the latest version of mySugr and make diabetes suck less Your feedback means a lot to us: were constantly updating our App so that we can offer you the best possible diabetes management. If you think were doing a great job, then please rate us and spread the word about your experiences with mySugr. Small improvement: download the latest version of mySugr and make diabetes suck less Your feedback means a lot to us: were constantly updating our App so that we can offer you the best possible diabetes management. If you think were doing a great job, then please rate us and spread the word about your experiences with mySugr. Small improvement: download the latest version of mySugr and make diabetes suck less Your feedback means a lot to us: were constantly updating our App so that Continue reading >>

New App Tracks Diabetes On Ios Devices | Ctv News

New App Tracks Diabetes On Ios Devices | Ctv News

New app keeps diabetes monitoring close at hand Published Sunday, April 1, 2012 7:44AM EDT Thanks to a new app on the market, Canadians can now use their iPhones and iPods to do quick checks on blood sugar levels and manage diabetes. Launched in March by health-care company Sanofi, the iBGStar meter is the first blood glucose monitor of its kind in Canada. The small, compact device was designed for users to take a sample of blood at any time and read the results in just five seconds on the screen of an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. Consumers simply attach the monitor to their iPhone or iPod Touch and download the free iBGStar Diabetes Manager App . Then the iBGStar will tell the user to put a drop of blood on a glucose strip and insert it into a port on the device itself. The machine's software carries out an analysis and flashes the results onto the screen of the iPhone or iPod Touch. "It's really exciting to have the new iBGStar," said Cynthia Lebovics, Sanofi's National Diabetes Education Manager. "People with diabetes do have to monitor their blood glucose. But sometimes you forget your meter at home or don't have somewhere to put it," Lebovics said on March 29 in an interview with CTV's Canada AM. Today, more than nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes according to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Most have used traditional blood-testing devices, which are generally palm-sized. By contrast, the iBGStar monitor is no bigger than a stick of gum. This new process isn't entirely perfect, however. Skin must still be pricked to draw blood, although a tiny amount is required with this new technology, said Lebovics. As well, the iPhone or iPod touch that is used must have Apple's iOS 3.0 mobile operating system or higher software installed to use t Continue reading >>

A Mobile App For The Self-management Of Type 1 Diabetes Among Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial

A Mobile App For The Self-management Of Type 1 Diabetes Among Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial

A Mobile App for the Self-Management of Type 1 Diabetes Among Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial We are experimenting with display styles that make it easier to read articles in PMC. The ePub format uses eBook readers, which have several "ease of reading" features already built in. The ePub format is best viewed in the iBooks reader. You may notice problems with the display of certain parts of an article in other eReaders. Generating an ePub file may take a long time, please be patient. A Mobile App for the Self-Management of Type 1 Diabetes Among Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial Shivani Goyal, BEng, MSc, PhD, Caitlin A Nunn, MSc, [...], and Mark R Palmert, MD, PhD While optimal blood glucose control is known to reduce the long-term complications associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus, adolescents often struggle to achieve their blood glucose targets. However, their strong propensity toward technology presents a unique opportunity for the delivery of novel self-management interventions. To support type 1 diabetes self-management in this population, we developed the diabetes self-management app bant, which included wireless blood glucose reading transfer, out-of-range blood glucose trend alerts, coaching around out-of-range trend causes and fixes, and a point-based incentive system. The primary objective was to evaluate bant s effect on hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) through a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Secondary measures (eg, self-monitoring of blood glucose [SMBG]) were also collected to assess bant s impact on the self-management behaviors of adolescents with type 1 diabetes. We enrolled 92 adolescents into a 12-month RCT, with 46 receiving usual care and 46 receiving usual care plus bant. Clinical outcome data were collected at quarterly research Continue reading >>

Are You Using Canadas Most Downloaded Diabetes App?

Are You Using Canadas Most Downloaded Diabetes App?

Are you using Canadas most downloaded diabetes app? The OneTouch Reveal appis currently the most downloaded diabetes app in Canada Managing your diabetes on a day-to-day basis isnt easy. The more information you have, and the easier it is to understand, the better equipped youll be to manage your ups and downs. Research2Guidance reported in the second quarter of 2017 that the number one most downloaded diabetes app in Canada is the OneTouch Reveal app. This app connects wirelessly with the OneTouch Verio Flex meter to change the way you see your blood sugar. New visual timeline: Draws a timeline of important blood sugar events and activities, highlighting when you have been repeatedly out of range. Improved Logbook: Transforms data into quick visual snapshots that connect your blood sugar with food, insulin and activity. Sync your blood sugar results wirelessly from the OneTouch Verio Flex meter. Get the OneTouch Verio Flex meter for free with the purchase of 100 OneTouch Verio test strips. Download the OneTouch Reveal app for free. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the sponsor, and do not necessarily reflect those of Diabetes Canada. As reported for all diabetes management apps downloaded in Q2 2017 in Canada from Google Play and Apple iOS App Stores. Research2Guidance data Jul 2017. Your donation will ensure research never stops help End Diabetes Now. Continue reading >>

Home - One Drop: Diabetes Management Made Simple

Home - One Drop: Diabetes Management Made Simple

One Drop: Diabetes Management Made Simple Get everything you need, all in one place. One Drop | Mobile empowers you to track and analyze all your diabetes data glucose, medications, food, and activity with just one app. Set goals, track progress, and see results! One Drop | Chrome is a Bluetooth blood glucose monitor that syncs with the One Drop | Mobile app. Get all the test strips you need with a One Drop | Premium or One Drop | Plus subscription. One Drop | Experts is a personal diabetes coaching program designed to help you reach all your health goals. Work with a CDE available 24/7 to get the support you need in real-time. Track all the essentials Blood Glucose, Food, Meds and Activity all in one place. Wirelessly transmit blood glucose data via Bluetooth to the One Drop Mobile app. Get all the test strips you need with a One Drop | Premium or One Drop | Plus subscription. Work one-on-one with your One Drop | Expert, a personal diabetes coach available 24/7 to guide you, support you, and celebrate your accomplishments. One Drop | Experts has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education* and Support. Beautiful visual interface and clear reports that the app can generate for my healthcare provider. Best of all is the news feed articles and community stream where you can see how other users are managing diabetes. Smallest drop of blood! No more entering numbers in my phone! I love it all! This is the app that gets it... Bluetooth blood glucose tracking works perfectly. Medication reminder and tracker in one. . . There is even someone who chats with you and checks up on you. Finally a meter and strips I can afford. Experts are great too.... overall I love it and am totally happy with it!!! Get One Drop | Mobile for free on Continue reading >>

Pet Diabetes Tracker 4+

Pet Diabetes Tracker 4+

I like the app for diabetic curve. it offers an option to email the curve to my Vet. but I cannot get it to work! It is a great tool. Glad someone created this. I have been relying on an excel spreadsheet to track our cat. Recommendations I would suggest to make this a 5 star app would be the ability to backdate and the addition of a dosage increment decimal point. I don't always remember to fill in the values and it would be great to be able to back date. Also a decimal point for the glucose dose would be a significant improvement for us as our dosage is on a half unit measurement currently. It is a great tool. Glad someone created this. I have been relying on an excel spreadsheet to track our cat. Recommendations I would suggest to make this a 5 star app would be the ability to backdate and the addition of a dosage increment decimal point. I don't always remember to fill in the values and it would be great to be able to back date. Also a decimal point for the glucose dose would be a significant improvement for us as our dosage is on a half unit measurement currently. Continue reading >>

Jd-smartphone App Use For Diabetes Management: Evaluating Patient Perspectives | Lithgow | Jmir Diabetes

Jd-smartphone App Use For Diabetes Management: Evaluating Patient Perspectives | Lithgow | Jmir Diabetes

Smartphone App Use for Diabetes Management: Evaluating Patient Perspectives 1Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada 2Institute for Public Health, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada Background: Finding novel ways to engage patients in chronic disease management has led to increased interest in the potential of mobile health technologies for the management of diabetes. There is currently a wealth of smartphone apps for diabetes management that are available for free download or purchase. However, the usability and desirability of these apps has not been extensively studied. These are important considerations, as these apps must be accepted by the patient population at a practical level if they are to be utilized. Objective: The purpose of this study was to gain insight into patient experiences related to the use of smartphone apps for the management of type 1 diabetes. Methods: Adults with type 1 diabetes who had previously (or currently) used apps to manage their diabetes were eligible to participate. Participants (n=12) completed a questionnaire in which they were required to list the names of preferred apps and indicate which app functions they had used. Participants were given the opportunity to comment on app functions that they perceived to be missing from the current technology. Participants were also asked whether they had previously paid for an app and whether they would be willing to do so. Results: MyFitnessPal and iBGStar were the apps most commonly listed as the best available on the market. Blood glucose tracking, carbohydrate counting, and activity tracking were the most commonly used features. Ten participants fulfilled all eligibility criteria, and indicated that Continue reading >>

There's An App For That? New Resources For On-the-go Health-care Providers

There's An App For That? New Resources For On-the-go Health-care Providers

Newsroom > Search News > There's an app for that? New resources for on-the-go health-care providers There's an app for that? New resources for on-the-go health-care providers Individualizing care plans and Guideline recommendations can be challenging in a clinical setting, which is why the Canadian Diabetes Association has launched its Clinical Practice Guidelines app CDA CPGan interactive, searchable and mobile-friendly resource that's designed specifically for on-the-go health-care providers. No internet access required to use the new app! Available for download at the App Store and Google Play today for 99, the user-friendly app gives health-care providers the tools needed to offer patient-centred diabetes care. The new app features the full Guidelines and slide sets, plus a set of interactive clinical decision support tools including a self-monitoring blood glucose frequency and pattern tool and an A1C target tool. Clinical Practice Guidelines apptools for patient-centred care Though they love the Guidelines website, health-care providers asked us for more mobile-friendly Guideline resources to use in a patient setting when they need it most, says Dr. Ian Blumer, Board Director, Canadian Diabetes Association. Dr. Catherine Yu, Chair of the Dissemination and Implementation and an Endocrinologist at St. Michaels Hospital, who helped develop and test the new tools, says the Clinical Practice Guidelines App offers a wealth of useful information to health-care providers. It gives me access to important information and frees up more time when Im with a patient, says Dr. Yu. Ive also been able to recommend tools to patients, meaning they are more informed and involved with their diabetes care, hopefully resulting in better health outcomes, she adds. Interactive tools for 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 >>

Diabetes Tracker For Android Phone And Tablet

Diabetes Tracker For Android Phone And Tablet

The Best App to Stay on Top of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes MyNetDiary provides a great, easy and most comprehensive tracker app for Android, helping people track and manage their diabetes or pre-diabetes, to keep track of blood glucose and control carbs. Whether you had diabetes for years, or you are newly diagnosed, or diagnosed with pre-diabetes - MyNetDiary has all the tools to help you, to stay in control, to eat better and feel better. Our web-based and mobile Diabetes Tracker was used by more than 50,000 people. An active user loses 12% of body weight on average. Average self-reported A1C reduction is 1.4%. From User Reviews The following users tracked diabetes with MyNetDiary on the web and iPhone. Our Android app has the same core features. As someone newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, this app has really helped me stay on top of my diet, medications and glucose levels. by Arj3rd - Feb 15, 2015 I have been a diabetic (insulin dependent), for 15+ yrs. I have fought A1C all those yrs (readings range 8.3-7.3). This App gave me the missing link for full control and weight loss as a plus. Now have all readings below 7.0. by SteveMorro - Apr 7, 2015 This app covers everything. I can plan my meals and snacks for the day. I can plan my meds, vitamins. I can log all of my glucose readings so that when I go to the doctor, I just hand him my phone and let him scroll through. by AF7GIANT - Mar 20, 2015 If you are diabetic, this is the program for you. Don't look any further. This is the perfect program to control your blood sugar and lose weight you need. What Makes MyNetDiary the Best Diabetes & Diet Tracker for Android First of all - comprehensiveness. MyNetDiary has everything you may need to stay on top of your diabetes or pre-diabetes - food and carb tracking, medicat Continue reading >>

5 Apps To Help Track Your Diabetes

5 Apps To Help Track Your Diabetes

Leave your logbook at home and manage your diabetes in the palm of your hand. For most of us, our phone is our world. It connects us,informs us, and even gets us up in the morning. So its no wonder that ourphones can help us manage our diabetes too! With over 50 apps available, theresthe perfect app for everyone. Some apps cost you money, but youre alreadyspending enough on your treatments! So heres 5 free apps to help keep you ontrack. mySugr tracks things like your blood sugar, carbs, food, andhypoglycemia rates. And if your blood glucose monitor is compatible, mySugr cantrack its data too! The app can help you estimate your HBA1c, so you dont haveto keep guessing. A personalized log in screen shows you easy to understand stats.One of its best features is data backup, so you dont have to worry aboutlosing your information log. Great for people living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes! Google Play rating: 4.6 based on 14,930 reviews Glucose Buddy is another logbook manager that will sync to compatibleblood monitors. The app logs your blood glucose levels, carbs, medication(insulin dosage) activities and A1C. This app was recommended by the founder ofTuDiabetes.com, Manny Hernandez. What makes Glucose Buddy so appealing is howsimple the dashboard is to navigate and the option to set glucose testingreminders so you dont forget. Google Play rating: 4.5 based on 13,759 reviews Its daunting to always having to worry about your carbintake or if your getting enough of a certain nutrient. MyfitnessPal allows youto track all three of your macronutrients (carbs, proteins, and fats) brokendown from your daily calorie intake. The database has over 6 million foods thatyou can search up and log for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The coolpart about this app is the ability Continue reading >>

5 Apps To Help Manage Your Diabetes

5 Apps To Help Manage Your Diabetes

Proper Type 2 diabetes care requires a daily and diligent commitment to health, encompassing a careful watch of blood glucose levels as well as proper nutrition and exercise. Diabetes is an increasingly common disease, yet each individual requires unique treatment and care. Self-management is a part of this care, but information pertaining to this disease can be difficult to remember and analyze, particularly because crunching the numbers is often very boring and tedious. However, with the help of some new mobile applications, monitoring and viewing blood glucose levels and other data is much simpler than it has been in the past. Gone are the days of fiddling around with log books or other means of manual data entry. Digital diabetes tools and smartphone apps are the way of the future. Check out these five. Fooducate This app is one of the most useful “diet” apps on the market for those with diabetes. From Fooducate, you can scan the barcode of any food item or select it from the thousands of products listed in the database. It will bring up detailed information about that food, including sugar content, MSG and other metrics, even suggesting potential replacements and meal ideas. You can also enter your health conditions and goals into the app and it will track your progress. Available at: Fooducate.com, free for iOS and Android users, though some advanced features require the creation of a premium account. ADVERTISEMENT Glooko Glooko bills itself as a “unified diabetes management system.” Using Glooko, patients can synch their mobile phones to their blood glucose meters – more than 30 models are supported – and import this information into an electronic format. Additionally, they can input details of their diet and exercise regimen which will be tracked ove Continue reading >>

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