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Currently there are more than 1,100 iOS and Android apps listed on the Apple App Store and Google Play that are specifically designed for diabetics and healthcare professionals to treat diabetes. The following are top-rated, diabetes specific apps. Information regarding other smartphone and android apps can be found on the Diabetes Technology page.

Please note: The UF Diabetes Institute does not endorse or warrant for fitness of purpose any of these applications. These apps have not been evaluated for medical accuracy by UF Health and unless otherwise indicated, haven’t been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

 

Diabetes Tracker apps

Glooko Logbook – Free

Average rating from users on App Store: 4.5/5 stars

Save time and eliminate errors from manual entry by easily and quickly downloading blood glucose readings from your meter to your iPod touch® or iPhone®.

At any time, you can record your carb intake, insulin dose, activity level and how you are feeling. Add before or after meal tags to your blood glucose readings.  Observe your blood glucose trends during different periods of the day and see how your activities affect your blood glucose.  Share a 14-day summary by simply tapping a button to send your logbook by email or fax.


MyNet Diary: Diabetes Tracker – $9.99

Average rating from useres on App Store: 5/5 stars

MyNet Diary

The Diabetes Tracker by MyNetDiary™ app provides easy and comprehensive diabetes tracking, adding blood glucose, insulin, and medications tracking to the best calorie counter – MyNetDiary PRO, used by over 2.8 million people. The new Food Check feature, allows you to quickly check and compare foods while shopping and in restaurants. Complementing the app, consider setting up an online account so that your data lives on a server in addition to your iPhone or iPad.  Learn more.

Reviews (from the iTunes App store):
“Great tool for an insulin-using diabetic. The beauty of the system is that it has all the important metrics tracked in one app. I highly recommend because good food, exercise, insulin, and blood glucose tracking is the first step in achieving a target A1C!”

“Keeps me on track. Average blood sugar is down significantly. Really got me to think what extra things I have put in my diet that adds weight.”


dLife Diabetes Companion
 – Free

Average rating from users on App Store: 3/5 stars

“The dLife Diabetes Companion is the most comprehensive diabetes mobile application and your ultimate diabetes partner.  Back by the resources of the #1 diabetes website, the dLife Diabetes Companion offers you access to the most essential tools you’ll need to manage your diabetes on the go.  Watch videos from the award winning dLife show, get expert answers to your questions, look up foods and healthy diabetes-friendly recipes, and track and manage your blood glucose levels any time, anywhere.”  (Courtesy of dLife)

Reviews (from the iTunes App store):
“It is clear-cut and easy to use.  Being a pumper, I’m disappointed there is no option for entering basal settings, AND that it only records down to 0.1 and not 0.05.  I too would like space for personalized notes/comments.  Another plus would be an integrated timer for rechecking lows after 20 minutes (allowing time for treating and 15 minute recovery).  Also a time to eat or test reminder would be nice.”

“This is by far the best diabetes (I’m Type 1) app I’ve used so far.  I like that it has a search function for a vast array of foods with carb counts.  The logbook layout is nice and easy to read when trying to discern patterns.  I haven’t tried to email results to anyone yet so we’ll see how that goes…”


 

WaveSense Diabetes Manager - Free

Average rating from users on App Store: 3.5/5 Stars

“Do you want to track your glucose results, carb intake, and insulin doses? The WaveSense Diabetes Manager can help.  Enter your information in seconds, review the data with convenient charts and graphs, and gain a new perspective on diabetes management.  Watch videos (courtesy of dLife) to learn about healthy eating, lifestyle choices, and hear from others who are living life with diabetes.” (Courtesy of AgaMatrix)

Reviews (from the iTunes App store):
“This app is very user friendly and easy to manipulate the data.  The graphs are by far the most appealing aspect of this app and I would give it 5 stars if only the log book was changed.  Most people with diabetes need to know the exact time of their blood sugar readings and this log book only puts your readings into a time (pre-lunch, post-dinner, etc.) block.”

“This app has a great interface, very organized, and you can email your entire log from different time frames to your doctor, etc.  It blows away Glucose Buddy and other free apps.”


 

Nutrition apps

My Glucose Buddy - Free

Average rating from users on App Store: 4.5/5 Stars

“Glucose Buddy is a data storage utility for people with diabetes.  Users can manually enter glucose numbers, carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages, and activities.  Then, you can view all of your data on your free glucosebuddy.com online account.  Features desktop access, printing, A1c estimator, and push notification reminds.” (Courtesy of oneAppOneCause)

Reviews (from the iTunes App store):
“Thank you! I can keep track of my blood sugar anywhere!”

“Needs A1c setting and needs weight about 341 to 400 BUT this program had helped me go from a 9.5 A1c two months ago to a 7.3; a reduction my endocrinologist said was “outstanding” and he likes the reports I fax as well”

Carb Counting with Lenny - Free

Average rating from users on App Store: 3.5/5 Stars

“Carbohydrate (Carb) counting is an essential skill for managing diabetes.  Carb counting allows children with diabetes to eat a variety of foods, just like other kids, and increases their sense of control and confidence in managing their diabetes.  For parents and caregivers, this is important in order to plan meals and help children maintain good blood sugar levels.” (Courtesy of Medtronic Diabetes)

Reviews (from the iTunes App store):
“This is a great app for children who have just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  It is great for educating them about carbs!”

“This is a fantastic application to help children understand carbohydrates.  Probably good for users of all ages!  Excellent idea!  Will be telling everyone I know about this application.”

 

Wellness and Health Management apps

RunKeeper AppRunkeeper – Free

“Join the more than 18 million people who are using RunKeeper to turn their phone into a personal trainer in their pocket!” Keep tabs on your exercise efforts including runs, walks, bike rides, hikes, and more using the GPS in your iPhone. See  the miles you are logging and the pace you are setting as part of motivation to give exercise a go each day.” 

Average rating from users on App Store: 4/5 Stars

 

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From GlaxoSmithKline, this app helps users track blood sugar readings and offers a visual perspective of how those readings relate to other factors such as mood, taking medication, activity levels, and diet. The mobile app is free and received 5/5 stars rating from current active users.

MediSafe- Free

Medisafe is an app designed to help people keep track of their medications, by creating reminders and alerting family members when the user has not taken their medication. People with diabetes represent the largest group of users on Medisafe, followed by people using hypertension and cholesterol medications.

Moves Timeline

Moves – Free

Now your iPhone can tell how much you move. Moves is a free iPhone pedometer that helps you get fit by walking more. See how many steps you take and aim for a healthy exercise goal of 10,000 steps a day.

Moves automatically tracks your everyday life and exercise. The app is always on, so there’s no need to stop and start. Just carry your phone in your pocket or bag. Start with small changes that can lead to healthy habits and losing weight naturally.

Average rating from users on App Store: 5/5 Stars

Learn about apps for your Android or Smartphone by clicking here and scroll to the bottom of the page.