Diabetes in my iPhone

I must now come clean and admit that I’m one of those….. I have an iPhone. My iPhone, like me, also lives with type 1 diabetes, and to be honest, I must say that it can be a great tool to help maintain good control. Recently Diabetes Health published a list of the best Free diabetes related applications for the iPhone. I would like to share some of those here.

Glucose Buddy – Diabetes Helper 3.2

“Created by Tom Xu and Matthew Tendler, Glucose Buddy was ranked the #1 diabetes iPhone application by Manny Hernandez, founder of TuDiabetes.com. It has also been featured in several publications, including Wired Magazine. Glucose Buddy is a data storage utility into which you manually enter glucose numbers, carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages, and activities. You can view all of your data on your free Glucosebuddy.com online account, where your iPhone automatically syncs your logs.”

Diabetes Log

“Diabetes Log is a very simple, no frills application that allows you to log your glucose readings, food intake, and medicine records. You can then export records of your logs (CVS over email) to your computer for your personal use or to send to your health professional. If you are looking for a simple way to keep an on-the-go log of your readings, then this is the application for you.”

Log For Life – Diabetes Quick Entry

“The Log For Life application is a companion application for the subscription- based web application, Log For Life. Cost for subscription to this service is $9 per month after a free 30-day trial. Log for Life allows you to quickly log glucose, carbohydrates, medication, exercise, weight, and notes.”

Bant

“Bant allows you to enter your glucose readings with an easy-to-use reading entry system. Entries can be by the meal, time of day, or other factors. The information stores instantly on your Google Health account and in the “Bant Book,” which you can use to create trends and charts or share with members of your support team. You can also share your experience with diabetes through Twitter right from the application. It’s very easy to use, with a nice interface, and I like the Google Health account and Twitter features.”

Diabetic Meal Planner Lite – Glycemic Index

“This app calculates the overall glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) for individual meals and the entire day, to help you build a healthy diet. It provides carbohydrate, calories, protein, fat analysis, and future meal planning for numerous food items. (The free version, however, provides only 38 food items in the database: two per food group”

Glucose Mate Free

This app simplifies glucose data logging and automatically saves glucose level, relationship to the meal, and time of measurement. There’s a chart for glucose level trend analysis, to help you and your doctor decide on the best medicine and adjust daily drug dosage.


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4 Responses to Diabetes in my iPhone

  1. mhoskins2179 says:

    Good stuff! There’s an app for everything these days, including D-Management tools. We’re better off for it (assuming we have an iPhone or similar device to begin with…) Thanks for sharing and keeping us up on what’s out there!

  2. Lorraine says:

    Nice review! Have you tried Wavesense? That is my personal favorite.

  3. Alan Johnson says:

    Thanks for mentioning Log for Life. We just released an update to our iPhone app that makes it compatible with iOS4. We’re working hard to be the fastest and easiest way to log diabetes data from anywhere, so let us know if you have any feedback.

  4. You may be interested in my new book, How Sweet It Is: Living and Learning from Diabetes. It examines the illness from a multi-dimensional perspective – namely the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual worlds. I can be reached at dreamguru36@gmail.com. The book is available online through Ingram.

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