Diabetes: The best apps to download to keep blood sugar at bay and monitor your diet

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For people with diabetes, having an app to help them cope can have more than positive effects. Let's find out the most useful for monitoring blood sugars and nutrition

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For people with diabetes, having an app that helps them deal with the disease on a daily basis can have more than positive effects. A study published in the academic journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism confirmed how apps designed for individuals with diabetes helped improve glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes and led to a 0,57% reduction in HbA1c. (glycated hemoglobin) in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Let's find out some of the Whatsapp per smartphone Android e iOS useful for those suffering from diabetes.

The best apps to download

Apps for patients with diabetes can be useful for:

  • help track blood glucose levels;
  • monitor diet and provide information on foods;
  • help remember to take medication and provide support through a community with other people with diabetes.

Among best apps for dealing with diabetes there are:

  1. MySugr: Used by around 2 million users, this app is available for both iOS and Android. MySgr can be used as a real diary, through which you can manage your therapy, control blood sugar and insulin levels, estimate HbA1c levels and reach goals or win personal challenges in a fun and interactive way. Gods can then be created daily, weekly and monthly reports to share directly with your doctor.
  2. Glucose Buddy: free app for iOS and Android but available in English only. The app helps to control blood sugar, medications and meals. It also tracks insulin, weight and blood pressure values. With Glucose Buddy you can also save carbohydrate values ​​and organize various physical activities.
  3. Diabetes: M: available for Android and iOS (but only suitable for iPad). The app tracks almost all aspects of diabetes care with detailed reports, graphs and statistics. Like the previous apps, it allows you to track your blood sugar, HbA1c level, food, weight and more. You can too send reports directly to the doctor via e-mail.
  4. MyFitnessPal: app available for Android and iOS. MyFintessPal helps count the calories of any food and monitor your workout and the various physical activities practiced to achieve fitness goals and to live healthier. The app also helps you track your weight, creates graphs to track your progress, and helps you manage your diet. However, it is not recommended for those with type 2 diabetes.
  5. Diabetes Diary: is a free app available only for Android and with functionality similar to MySugr. Helps to control blood sugar levels, blood pressure, weight and HbA1c level. This app also allows you to create PDF reports to send to your doctor.

All of the applications listed above can assist in managing diabetes, making the condition less daunting and helping you achieve your physical well-being.

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