Glucose Buddy

The day I found out I had gestational diabetes I bought an iPhone. I blamed the splurge on my diagnosis but truthfully, I needed a new phone anyway. I posted about my purchase on Facebook and one of my friends replied: You know there’s an app for that. Enter Glucose Buddy, the diabetes helper. Its a free app available on iTunes. There’s also a companion website where you can manage your diabetes. I’ve found it to be essential to tracking my blood sugar levels, especially since I have to test my blood four times a day. After every test, I open “add log,” then select BG (for blood glucose) and enter the number from my FreeStyle Lite. Then I select which meal the test follows and hit save. The app records the time of the test as well. I can access all my numbers by clicking on Log or I can sync them to the website and print out a copy – that’s what I’ll be doing for my next doctor’s appointment. There are a lot of other features like a graph of your numbers, a forum, and logs for … [Read more...]