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How many of you use a diabetes management app?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by broccoliSK, Feb 24, 2019.

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  1. broccoliSK

    broccoliSK Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking for a diabetes management app to make recording my BGs and insulin doses a bit easier.
    Which one do you use and/or would recommend and why?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    I use Diaconnect app. Which works for me across whichever device I have to hand logging my BG, units & carb intake.
    I use an Apple tablet & an Adroid phone. & they "share" the data using my email account.

    The MySugr app is another popular used by members. & works well if you happen to have a Bluetooth adaptor for the Accu-Chek mobile meter? (But as far as I know only developed for Android?) I've used this app with the aforementioned devices, but found the user interface a little "Young & funky" for my personal taste..

    Both the aforementioned are free apps. But it's possibly down to what visually works as a reference for you.

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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    Jollymon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use a pump to remember all the stuff that I have it do. I have to wear the device to make it work, but one of the benefits is that it stores it.

    Last time I was in to see the doctor she cited to me how many times I changed infusion sets with my pump by how many times I’d primed it.
     
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    Rob_UK LADA · Member

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    I use the free OneDrop app, although I don't use their meter, test strips etc. as you can't get them on the NHS in the UK. The app itself is easy to use and gives a good insight in to how you're doing but you have to put the effort in to logging everything manually.
     
  5. broccoliSK

    broccoliSK Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I'll have a look at those.

    @Jaylee The Diaconnect app especially sounds interesting as it is synchronised cross-device. Is that the main reason you stuck with that one in particular?
     
  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Pretty much, yes. It works with my lifestyle.. Visually it's easier to reference for me. & the fact I can use either device at home or out to log my stuff.
    I may take a reading in the morning & put it on my iPad, then go to work taking my phone. The reference for a possible insulin correction regarding DP is will be there. No need to wory about remembering what I did a few hours earlier when I comes to calculating a snack come breaktime.
    Everyone else (collegues.) has Tinder at break.. I have a reasonably reliable "PA" with the app I use to help manage my condition & know where I stand on where I am.

    I have an app that does the job crossing OS systems, regardless of device location or battery status.

    Basically, I always have a "spare." ;)
     
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    broccoliSK Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thank you @Jaylee, I'll definitely check it out. A cross-device app would be perfect as I sometimes measure my blood sugar while on my computer, sometimes while using my phone and so on, so having multiple devices synced would be the best option for me.
     
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    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have used MySugr for the past couple of years. I find it the best interface for the data for me (monster excluded).
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I use Diabetes Journal, it's easy to find what you want. Has some good charts and graphs as a bonus and it only cost $2.00 to get rid of the adverts.

    No annoying animations or sound fx to distract you either.
     
  10. broccoliSK

    broccoliSK Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thanks @db89 and @Tipetoo , I'll check those out as well. Still haven't decided on the best one.
     
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