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Nov 28, 2016 OHIOHEALTH
The 5 Best Apps for Diabetics

These smartphone apps will make managing your health easier

Advances in technology have certainly made improving your health easier. Getting and staying healthy can be done with the touch of a finger, whether it’s with the latest Fitbit to count your steps, or meeting with your doctor from the convenience of your home via telemedicine.

If you’re one of almost 900,000 Ohioans who have diabetes, you know all too well how this condition requires a commitment to healthier living and accountability. While some of those changes are simple, others — like tracking your insulin or blood sugar — can be tedious and time-consuming. Now, technology has stepped in to help diabetics, too. We’re sharing some of the best diabetes apps iPhone and Android apps to help you manage your diabetes and improve your overall health.

App: Glucose Buddy

Top Features: Manage your glucose numbers, insulin dosages and food intake. Then, graph your personal data over time. You can review trends, access your account through your desktop computer and connect with other users.

App: Diabetes in Check

Top Features: Designed by a certified diabetes educator, this app helps you stay informed about your condition while also tracking your numbers. You can record your meals, manage your carbohydrate intake and weight, and also scan foods while grocery shopping to obtain nutritional information immediately.

App: BlueLoop

Top Features: This app is specifically designed to help children manage their diabetes and helps their entire care team stay connected. Within a HIPAA-compliant environment, parents can stay informed through push notification when new data is entered into the app.

App: mySugr Diabetes Logbook

Top Features: Users say its simplicity and bright colors make managing diabetes a joy rather than a chore. This app tracks carbohydrates, meals and blood sugar and then sends reports that you can share with your doctor. Some added functions include syncing with Apple Health, and on-demand access to diabetes experts for feedback and coaching.

App: Diabetes Pilot Pro

Top Features: Track all the important metrics: carbohydrates, calories and food intake. Then, this app can estimate your insulin for meals and correct high glucose. Other health apps can easily be integrated so you don’t need to input data in multiple places.

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