For those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, life takes a pretty big turn and suddenly you need to be much more in control of what you’re eating, when you’re eating, when you’re taking any medication or insulin shots, and how you may be feeling. For between 12-14% of Americans, life as a diabetic is not only a reality, it’s something that they have to take very seriously in order to keep their illness in check. With that said, managing diabetes can be rather overwhelming, especially when you are first diagnosed.
Thanks to technology you can now find all kinds of apps for your Android device that will help you manage your diabetes in a smooth and simple way. Some apps even allow you to send information, files, and data straight to your doctor so they will see exactly what’s going on with your health. So if you’re looking for an easier and faster way to manage your diabetes, here are some Android apps that can help.
The Glucosio app is meant for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes type 1 or 2 who need a simple and free way to track all their important statistics. Use this app to track your ketones, body weight, A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol just to name a few. You can also set reminders so you remember to take medications, eat, and take readings on time. Your data can be shared by CSV file and can also be backed up to Google Drive.
The Health2Sync app is one that has a five star rating in the Android star. This is a free app to download and is meant to make living with diabetes more manageable. It can even be shared with a family member, spouse, or friend so that the diabetic person can feel as though they are being supported.
Key aspects of the app include a dashboard that shows all your important vital stats, the ability to track blood glucose, weight, and blood pressure. There is also a diary where you can track your mood and symptoms.
MyNetDiary PRO: Calorie Counter and Food Diary
The MyNetDiary PRO: Calorie Counter and Food Diary is available for free, with in-app purchases. This one is meant to help you track the food you eat, and lose weight. Also, it can be used to track body measurements, medications, blood glucose, A1C, symptoms, and more.
mySugr: Diabetes Logbook App
Another option for diabetes sufferers is the mySugr: Diabetes logbook app which is available for free, but has an in-app subscription available. This one is meant to be easy to use yet encourages you to track, manage and set personal goals where your diabetes is concerned. Depending on what in-app purchases you get, you can track all kinds of data, get reminders, post photos, and even share a PDF or Excel report of your data with your doctor.
Additional Resources Available
While these apps can all prove to be extremely useful, there are also other resources you can use. Take for example the Side Effect Answers website, which answers questions about side effects and interactions that you need to be aware of. It comes down to being as educated and informed as possible so that you can live your life as a diabetic as stress-free as possible.