5 phone apps for better diabetes management

Diabetes can be managed with the right medicine and attention, and in a time where we all have a smart phone in our pocket, what better way is there to log your levels than with an app?

These five apps will help you log you blood sugar levels and keep track of any patterns that arise.

1. Diabetes in Check by Everyday Health, Inc.

This app, designed for individual’s diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, was created by a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Built in to the program is in-app coaching support from a CDE, blood glucose tracking, medication and carb tracking, and more.

The app’s features include a journal, meal planner, recipes, food guides and educational information.

Available for free on iPhone here

2. mySugr Diabetes Logbook by mySugr GmbH

Designed for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, this personal logbook app has a customizable logging screen with quick options for logging blood glucose levels, medications and meals. The app estimates HbA1c, allows users to set goals, offers analysis and offers motivational feedback.

Available for free on Android here and iPhone here.

3. OnTrack Diabetes by Medivo

This app includes reminders, tracking, customizable categories and detailed graphs and reports. It supports both United States and international units for glucose and HbA1c.

Available for free on Android here.

4. Diabetes Tracker by MyNetDiary Inc. 

The American Journal of Preventative Medicine previously ranked this app as the #1 diet app through an independent study. It is designed for Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes.

The app allows users to monitor their caloric intake, view an average for their blood glucose levels, set reminders, get tips and recommendations on food, and log their water intake and weight. There is a virtual coach option that offers personalized advice, plus diet planning tools. The app is Apple Watch compatible.

Available for $9.99 on iPhone here.

5. AADE Diabetes Goal Tracker by American Association of Diabetes Educations, Inc.

This app lets you set and track goals with built-in reminders that you can customize and add notes to. You can share your goals and progress with other app users. The app monitors seven areas of diabetes management: healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medication, problem solving, healthy coping and reducing risks.

Available for free on iPhone here and Android here.