iPhone Diabetes Apps

renetmyers
By renetmyers Latest Reply 2013-02-28 22:50:15 -0600
Started 2013-02-26 09:30:40 -0600

Hi everyone. I am newly diagnosed Type 2, and am wondering if iPhone users could suggest any good diabetes apps. I am looking for one that has good food choice ideas, possibly menus, and a good carb recording system. Thanks!


3 replies

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2013-02-28 22:50:15 -0600 Report

We actually have an app for this site. I don't know if it can fit all of your needs, but it is nice when you are on the go. Check it out.

renetmyers
renetmyers 2013-02-27 08:38:28 -0600 Report

Thank you SO much. I am still in the "overwhelmed" stage, and I need a few anchors to keep me from drifting all over the place. These suggestions should help. Thank you, David.

davidhogan
davidhogan 2013-02-26 13:15:29 -0600 Report

I've not found one that does it all but over the years I've tweaked what I use to fit what I need. I use the following combinations on my iPhone and have for some time, using some years back on the Palm platform.

Diabetes Pilot http://www.diabetespilot.com/ and I use the desktop version as well which is extra. I love this program for tracking carbs, glucose, meds, blood pressure and foods. It has a learning curve but not a bad one.

What I like the most is that while other programs do a hit or miss on a food choice, meaning they have something similar to what I am eating but not close enough to have a correct log, this program which does have an accurate food database along with the ability to add foods into the database, allows me to bypass all that and simply add what I ate and enter the nutrition I want to track… for example if I have eggs toast and bacon, I can just type just that and enter 12 carbs for the one slice of toast and get on with entering my insulin I took and other things. IF you get the desktop module they sync wonderfully and the reports are very flexible and I print out exactly what my doctor wants.

I use the Calorie King app to simply look up carbs and other info for foods and it is especially good at having name brand foods items and fast food restaurants.

As for recipes and I don't bother on the iPhone as I search all over the internet and this forum for great receipes BUT I also use the Cozi iPhone app in conjunction with the cozi.com web service that has a FULL weekly menu planner, shopping list and other family centric utilities.

Hope this gets you started looking in the right directions. I tried several others over the years but the above is what I have been using for several years now albeit on the palm platform before we got smart phones.

Good luck!

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