Having type 2 diabetes can turn your life upside down as can any other chronic disease. Managing such a health condition is not easy work rather it can easily take a toll on the other aspects of your life such as your personal life as well as mental satisfaction. But the advancement of technology has made things easier and hence if you do own a smartphone, why not put it to some good use? Diabetes management is no job for part-timers, it is essentially a full-time job. Having every detail organized is essential as well. Smartphone apps provide such a platform where one can monitor blood sugar levels, log workouts, keep a calorie count, list down medicines all at once.
The following smartphone apps can help you keep a check on those sugar levels and manage your health better.
As mentioned before a diabetic patient needs to have all the significant information organized in one place which will make his work much easier. This app does exactly that, from tracking your medications to recording blood sugar levels, and tracking the trends of blood glucose and insulin, it can perform all. It also provides health coaching, guidance on meals, carb counting etc. at just one touch. Tracking our medication with respect to your blood glucose level is another important feature of this app. (» iOS)
A diabetic patient truly understands the essence of tracking calories. Each and every carb, fat, and calories should be tracked properly in order to maintain a healthy life cycle. GoMeals is such an app that provides a proper tracking of the calorie intake of a diabetic patient. A user can search for a particular food, make adjustments of its size and hence stick a food label to it. It also comes equipped with a Fitbit calorie tracker that allows the user to compare the amount of calorie gained with the amount of calorie burned. (» iOS / Android)
mySugr - Diabetes Tracker Log
by mySugr GmbH
This proves to be a very useful app with its import features, reminders and tracking system aiding the diabetic patient in his daily monitoring. From glucose readings logging to importing results of the glucometer, this app has it all. It also provides a system to log your car intake and provides reminders which prompt you to test your blood sugar levels. Users can also create a report via email in order to get a HbA1C (estimated). It has a fun diabetes monster which you can tame by earning points. (» iOS / Android)
A lot of your time, as well as frustration, can be saved if you could have an app that can sync with your glucometer. This app does exactly that by connecting to the OneTouch Verio Flex Meter which manages the readings by preparing graphs and charts which make it easier for you to identify any trend in the blood sugar level. Moreover, you will be able to track any dose of insulin, carb intake, and your workout regimen. (» iOS / Android)
Glucose Buddy Diabetes Tracker
by Azumio Inc.
Although this buddy doesn’t have the ability to sync with your glucometer it can manually store logged data like glucose readings, insulin and carb intake with your online account. Most type 2 diabetes patient checks their blood sugar level once a day. This app is most suited for such types where the user gets a variety of tracking systems. Many other fascinating features available with this app make it one of the most sought after app by diabetic patients. (» iOS / Android)
Diabetes management is a tough task, as is known by several diabetic patients across the world. The most tedious task appears to be tracking all the various aspects relevant to diabetic medication such as weight tracking, exercise, medication, carb intake, blood pressure etc. Moreover, it produces charts and graphs which easily indicate the trends followed by those reports. This app is very popular and has around half a million of people using it. (» Android)
mySugr - Diabetes Tracker Log
by mySugr GmbH
This app is relatively new to the arena of diabetic logbooks and is already creating a lot of positive vibes among users. Its approach towards diabetes resolution is truly unique and that is one of the reasons it has emerged as one of the favorites. It creates a monster having a name which you can tame through managing your own diabetes. Every action you do to manage your diabetes gets rewarded by some points which help to tame the diabetes monster. The visual icons and sound effects are fascinating and add the extra touch of entertainment in diabetes management. (» iOS / Android)
Carb Counting with Lenny℠
Mastering carb counting is no less than an art and in order to master this art, you need a carb counting companion. This app suits perfectly as your companion while counting carbs. It includes games and simple yet addictive ways of keeping a count on those carbs. It enriches kids by sharing information about carbohydrate-containing foods and also contains vital stats helpful to adults as well. A fun app which is full of significant information, this one is a winner. (» iOS / Android)
SparkPeople Calorie Tracker
Food logging is one vital aspect that every diabetic patient needs to perform properly. This app allows you to log your food in two ways, by typing its name or by scanning its barcode. Users can therefore easily track their food habits with respect to their water consumption as well as exercise levels. It also includes tips for exercises along with video demo to help perform them in the proper manner. (» iOS / Android)
An app that helps you calculate the amount of insulin doses and then logs it into your diary for daily analysis, can it get better than this? Yes, it can. It also has a carb and glucose diary which works very efficiently and helps record each day glucose levels. According to the users, it is one of those rare apps that provide a complete package for diabetic patient management. (» Android)