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Diabetes apps for your smartphone

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November is American Diabetes Month, so in recognition, here are a few smartphone diabetes apps designed to help you track, analyze and manage your numbers.

Glucose Buddy by GlucoseBuddy.com

  • Features: This app helps manage diabetes by tracking glucose readings that are entered four times a day, along with food consumed, exercise and medication. There’s also an alarm that reminds you to take your glucose readings. You can even write notes to explain unusual circumstances, such as high-carbohydrate meals. Data can be uploaded to glucosebuddy.com for a more detailed analysis.
  • Operating System: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android
  • Cost: Free

OnTrack Diabetes

  • Features: This app tracks your blood sugar, food intake, medication, blood pressure, pulse, activity and weight. You can customize categories such as medicine and exercise type, and export your data in several formats.
  • Operating System: Android
  • Cost: Free

The healthcare professionals at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Mardigian Wellness Resource Center included these on their list of apps designed to help patients and families focus on improving cardiovascular health. Visit the Cardiovascular Patient Information Guides page on umcvc.org for more information.

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