The most useful iPhone apps for people living with diabetes

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Since we’re not really fond of sugarcoating things, let’s keep it 100 and make it clear: living with diabetes is extremely hard – both for you and for your loved ones. Whether you’re suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, proper disease management requires perseverance, self-discipline, consistency, attention to detail, toughness, and a whole lot of patience. That, of course, does not mean that you cannot live a long and healthy live with diabetes, but you certainly have your work cut out for you. To make things somewhat easier on you, we’ve collected a handful of iPhone apps that will prove to be useful allies in the battle against the disease.

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diabetesnetdiaryDiabetes and Blood Glucose Tracker – courtesy of MyNetDiary, ranked as the number one diet app by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine – specializes in type 1, type 2, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes management. Using the app, you can track all relevant data – including blood glucose, medication, insulin, water intake, exercise, and carbs -, expand your knowledge about the disease, improve your diet, and get the support and motivation that’s so essential to staying positive and not giving up the fight. Diabetes and Blood Glucose Tracker packs an extensive food database with a built-in barcode scanner, a virtual coach feature providing personalized dietary advice and custom tips and tricks, ensuring that one app will take care of all aspects of diabetes management. Diabetes and Blood Glucose Tracker costs $9.99, but due to its outstanding versatility, it’s worth every cent of the price.

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Since keeping track of a wide range of data – blood sugars, carbs, bolus, CGM, hypos, and exercise, to name just a few – is the most crucial precondition of effective diabetes management, you can never have enough apps specializing in logging relevant data at your disposal. MySugr is one of the best apps in its category, as it comes equipped not only with a plethora of data logging tools, but also with personalized advice, diabetes education, motivating feedback, health-boosting challenges, and comprehensive stats analysis. For $2.99 per month, you can get access to the Pro subscription’s advanced features, which include blood sugar reminders, smart search options, a bolus calculator, and exportable reports you can show to your supervising physician.

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onedropOne Drop for Diabetes Management is an award-winning app delivering several features facilitating hassle-free data logging and diabetes management. You can sync data from thousands of health apps, log data directly from your Apple Watch, set up meds reminders, automatically log insulin pump data, count carbs using One Drop’s massive food database, and view daily stats to keep track of your progress. One Drop is available in 4 languages and offers region-specific food libraries for 8 regions.


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glucosewizGlucose Wiz is the perfect app for tracking, logging, and analyzing your blood sugar levels. Using the app, you can pinpoint glucose level tendencies before meals, 2 hours after meals, and at bedtime, and you can view detailed glucose chart reports from various periods of time (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly). You can export reports and logs in multiple file formats or share them via email or social media, and, to top it off, you can set up custom reminders for a wide range of tasks (e.g. taking meds, measuring blood sugar levels). Glucose Wiz boasts a beautifully designed, easy-to-use interface, and all of its features are accessible for free – the only two in-app purchases ($0.99 each) are aimed at removing ads and adding an unlimited number of manageable profiles in case you’d like to help multiple family members or loved ones in managing their diabetes.

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