According to information from the CDC 29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the population, have diabetes and more people than ever are turning to technology for help in tracking and managing the disease. The popularity of smartphones has allowed easy access to information, and education through apps that help track everything from blood sugar levels to physical activity and even suggest the best restaurants for diabetic friendly food. Here are 5 fantastic apps made specifically for diabetics that can help you manage your diabetes.
1) MySugr Logbook
If having everything in one place sounds like a better way to manage your diabetes look no further than MySugr Logbook. The team at MySugr believes that “with the right combination of technology, knowledge and motivation people with diabetes can do anything.” and there robust suite of interconnected apps delivers. MySugr is positioned to be your one stop for diabetes management, tracking and education.
With the full array of apps you can:
- send blood glucose readings from your meter into your mySugr Logbook;
- spot trends and patterns in your numbers;
- enhance your diabetes knowledge with MySugr academy;
- track your steps,
- track your blood glucose;
- and even estimate your A1c.
MySugr is available on iOS, Android and the Web
2) Diabetes Cookbook+ by Food4Health
When you have diabetes maintaining a healthy diet is critical and if you’re interested in great tasting food it can even be challenging. To stay on track it’s important to find new and creative ideas for healthy meals. The Diabetese Cookbook+ app provides inspirational, healthy recipes right on your tablet. Every recipe shows its nutritional value and in cooking mode gives you all the information you need at a glance so you can keep your hands free for preparing that awesome meal! In addition, The Diabetes Cookbook+ provides a lot of great information on how to cook for and cope with diabetes.
– 40 inspirational & healthy recipes
– instruction videos
– Tips and tricks about the recipes and ingredients
– High resolution quality photographs in landscape and portrait mode
– Quick access to your favorite recipes through the menu
– An instruction mode with an integrated clock; the clock works independently so you can set several clocks corresponding to the recipes you’re working on
– Email option for grocery shopping
– Make notes if you have your own twist to a recipe and don’t want to forget it
Available for iOS on the IPAD
3) Weight loss Coach by Fooducate
Managing a healthy weight is important for everyone and that is especially true for diabetics. The Weight Loss Coach by Fooducate app is like having a nutritionist in your pocket, advising you how healthy foods are, based on their nutrients AND ingredients. For diabetics this app is perfect because it helps you lose weight by showing you how to eat good healthy foods, by tracking your results and supporting you with an active world wide community.
Available for iOS and Android
4) Counting Carbs with Lenny
If you have a child in your life who has diabetes Counting Carbs with Lenny is a fantastic way to make learning fun. Lenny the Lion is an ambassador for children’s diabetes education. His app has games and fun illustrations that can help children learn about foods that have carbohydrates and how to count them. You may also want to visit Lenny’s website for more activities, resources and support for children living with diabetes.
Available for iOs, Android and on the Web
5) Diabetic Foot Care App
Diabetics are at risk for a variety of foot problems. Improper care can lead to sores, nerve damage and even amputation! The Diabetic Foot Care App is a complete, easy-to-follow, foot care program. The app helps you check your feet daily for developing infections and ulcers that, left untreated, can result in serious complications. It outlines an easy skin and nail care program and even shows you how to select new shoes. The Diabetic Foot Care App will help keep you accountable and on track when dealing with your diabetic foot issues.
Available for iOS
Thanks to apps like those mentioned above managing your diabetes doesn’t need to be a chore. Let your phone do the heavy lifting so you can focus your time on living your best life. Did I miss your favorite diabetes app? Share it in the comments below.