Best Diabetes Apps for 2018

By | 26th August 2016

Best Diabetes Apps for 2018 is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

These are the best diabetes apps you can download to control of your diabetes, monitor and track your blood sugar and to help monitor blood sugar in children using an app that continuously tracks blood sugar and can provide alerts to phones and smart watches.

We chose the best Diabetes apps based on feedback from users, app reviews and the day-to-day effect that it will have on living with diabetes.

With over 29 million people living with Diabetes there are no shortage of diabetes accessories and diabetes apps that promise a simpler routine and better monitoring.

Here are the best diabetes apps you can download for iPhone and Android.
Here are the best diabetes apps you can download for iPhone and Android.

The best diabetes apps that we’ve found will help you monitor what you are eating so that you can control blood sugar by what you eat. We also share essential diabetes apps that can track your blood sugar and alert you to what is wrong.

If you are looking for diabetes apps for your child or for a friend or family member you may want to know more about how this works.

In the video below Scott Hanselman shares how he uses a diabetes pump and how he uses a continuous glucose meter to constantly monitor his blood sugar level. While showing this Hanselman uses an airplane analogy to explain blood sugar monitoring.

If you want a better understanding of diabetes accessories and where the technology is going, check out Hanselman’s overview of diabetes technology last year  to see where the hardware and software are, and where they are going.

“This has surely saved my daughter’s life several times!”

One of the best Diabetes apps we’ve found connects with a Dexcom Glucose Monitor to see blood sugar levels on a phone or smart watch. Amanda Hoover shares how this helps her daughter.

“Our 12 year old daughter has an insulin pump that is tubeless so she wears a pod that communicates to the PDM (Personal Diabetes Manager aka the glucose meter).” she explains, “You add in the amount of carbs and it will tell you how much insulin to give.”

With this technology she is also able to monitor her daughter’s blood sugar levels remotely. Hoover says, “She also has a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor with Share. This monitors her blood sugars through a site that we change weekly (sometimes longer), this updates every 5 minutes and is usually within 20 ml of her actual blood sugar. The CGM communicates her blood sugar numbers to a cell phone through the Share app!”

Use the best diabetes apps to make living with diabetes easier.
Use the best diabetes apps to make living with diabetes easier.

Using the Dexcom follow app, Hoover is able to see what her daughter’s blood sugar levels are — including if the levels are even, or rising or dropping rapidly.

Hoover is upbeat the system telling Gotta Be Mobile, “This has surely saved my daughter’s life several times!”

In late 2015 the family added a Pebble watch to their daughter’s diabetes technology which shows her blood sugar levels on her wrist so that she can check them without taking a phone out in class. If the levels are high or low the watch vibrates to let her know. Hoover and her husband can also send her text messages that show up on the watch so she can get help with what to do.

These are the best diabetes apps for 2018. They will help you track your diabetes and manage it better by counting carbs and making smarter decisions. Some of these require special meters and pumps but there are also diabetes apps that you can use without changing how you treat diabetes.

mySugr Diabetes Logbook

mySugr Diabetes Logbook

The mySugr diabetes logbook is highly rated with 4.5 stars overall and it offers a lot for people living with diabetes. This is designed to help people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The mySugr app is free to use on iPhone or Android, with a pro subscription of $2.99 a month.

With the mySugr app you can track important data and there are challenges to complete, motivational feedback and other features that can help you with more than just tracking.

  • Quick and easy logging (meals, meds, blood glucose values, activity, and more)
  • Personalized logging screen (add, remove, and reorder fields)
  • Smart, clear blood glucose graphs
  • Estimated HbA1c (so there are no more nasty surprises)
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly analysis
  • Exciting challenges to achieve personal therapy goals
  • Motivating feedback
  • Insightful data analysis

The app includes Apple Health integration and is registered as a class 1 medical device. Your data is securely backed up.

If you use a Accu-Chek Aviva or Performa Connect you can transfer data via Bluetooth and automatically unlock pro features in Germany and Austria.

The mySugr Pro features include advanced options like intelligent search, new report options to send to your Dr., blood glucose reminders, basal rates for pump users, priority support, all challenges, web impoter and analysis and unrestricted blood glucose scanning with the mySugr app.

Best Diabetes Apps for 2018 is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.