A glance at recommended 2018 apps for type 1 diabetes management
In a fast-faced world where technology is forever evolving, it is not always easy to stay abreast of the latest apps* designed for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). So here are some of this year’s top-rated, free diabetes apps to help you better navigate the world of carb counting, glucose monitoring and other necessary tasks performed on a daily basis:
Glooko helps track food, medications, insulin, exercise and more to create a digital logbook, which you can review online at my.glooko.com in the comfort of your home. It also lets users set reminders for important tasks. As well, the app allows the integration of data from most continuous glucose monitors, blood glucose meters, insulin pumps and fitness trackers.
Users can keep a full record of their blood glucose data and daily activities with this app, as well as link to their care team, family and friends for additional support. The Health2Sync app can be synced with Bluetooth health devices, and also gives reminders and tips to assist you in making timely adjustments.
Glucosio is an app built with feedback from people living with diabetes. It helps monitor important metrics such as weight, hemoglobin A1c and blood pressure, and also includes glucose target tools and an HbA1c conversion calculator. Glucosio app gives users the option to opt-in to sharing anonymized diabetes data and demographic information with researchers.
This app allows users to keep track of their weight, blood pressure, HbA1c levels, carb intake and workouts, as well as monitor trends for optimal T1D management.
Diabetes:M is an app recognized for its extensive nutrition database, and calculating normal and prolonged insulin boluses. As well, it has a reminders system, works with different glucometers and insulin pumps to analyze values from imported data, and can send detailed reports to your doctor.
So now that you’re up-to-date on some of this year’s recommended T1D apps, we’d like to hear from you. Which app(s) do you use? Feel free to share your favourites with us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
*Disclaimer: As T1D is very individualized, it is recommended that you consult your health care practitioner to discuss the most appropriate app for your T1D management and device.