If you missed our February 16th Support Group, don’t worry! Here is a list of our recommended applications for your mobile devices and websites to help track your diabetes:
BG Monitor Diabetes: Allows you to track everything, calculate how much insulin you need, set reminders, create spreadsheets and graph your data. Organize your entries with tags. Create a photo log of meals.
My Fitness Pal: Track food intake, exercise and weight. At the end of each day you are given an overall nutritional snapshot of your eating and an estimate of how long it will take to reach your weight loss goal based on current eating habits. You can also log activity from an extensive list of exercises and the app will calculate calories burned. You can also input numbers from a heart rate monitor from your treadmill for example of some other fitness tracker.
Calorie Counter PRO: This is a weight loss app that can help track your daily eating and can be useful when managing your diabetes. It allows you to chart your progress and take daily notes without being overwhelming. It also tracks body measurements.
Glucose Buddy: Tracks food, insulin, blood sugar results and will show a graph of your glucose results. You can set an alert to remind you to check your blood glucose throughout the day.
Lose it: Used for weight management. Create a profile and use the apps recommended amount of calories for weight loss or input your own. It has a large food database. Input custom foods, scan bar codes or it will suggest foods based on a photo of your meal or snack.
MySugr: Track everything in one place, meals to mood. Create monthly reports. This app does offer advanced services for a fee.
Fooducate: Offers good community support, has a scanner that gives groceries a grade. Good choice if feeling overwhelmed at the grocery store.
Diabetes Goal Tracker: This app was developed by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Set goals to manage diabetes based on the 7 self-care behaviors we use when tracking our program participants. Set goals for yourself and the app will send you reminders to help keep you on track and give inspiration. The My Nutrition section allows you to scan bar codes of foods or enter foods and track calories, carbs, fat and sodium.
Diabetes.org: This is the main website for the American Diabetes Association. Under the Food and Fitness tab you will find tips for eating out, planning meals, and carbohydrate information. Under this tab is also a link to My Food Advisor where you can find nutrition information about various foods and even create a database of your own recipes. You will need to create an account, but it is free.
Diabetesselfmanagement.com: This site was created by the providers of Diabetes Self -Management magazine. Good resource for recipes and general information about caring for diabetes.
Nutritiondata.com: Create your own food database; use the website to analyze nutrition content of your favorite recipes