If you or a family member live with Type 1 or 2 diabetes, you know the tole it takes on one’s daily life. From an abundance of medical bills to uncomfortable symptoms, managing the chronic illness is no walk in the park. The good news is, every day a new solution is created to help make such illnesses easier to handle. We’ll be discussing many of these resources in the future, but for now we’d like to offer you a few free iphone apps to help you lead a happy and healthy lifestyle:
1. Diabetes Log
If you’re a diabetic looking for a simple way to track your glucose readings, food intake, and medicine records – then this is the app for you. Since the app is an early release, you can download it for free at the iTunes store. Diabetes Log developer Chris Ross promises new features in the future, including exporting records via email and editing medication types.
Users report that diabetes management is a breeze with Bant. To use the app, simply enter your readings in a single swipe. From there, store your data in your Microsoft HealthVault account and share the experience via Twitter. You’ll receive double the benefits – both the data and the support.
3. Diabetes Buddy
Unlike most diabetes apps, Diabetes Buddy does more than just tracking. With this unique app, users can manage their diabetes by tracking the factors that influence blood sugar levels. Apart from providing you with useful information, it will help you plan ahead and better share data with your doctor.
4. Diabetic Meal Planner Lite
This meal planner calculates the overall glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) for individual meals throughout the entire day to help you build a healthy diet. It provides carbohydrate, calories, protein, fat analysis, and future meal planning for a number of items. The free version provides 38 food items in the database: two per food group, but with a small fee you can access the full Meal Planner experience.
Have you tried one of the above iPhone apps to manage your diabetes? Let us know in the comment section!
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