Featured App: September

Glucose Buddy

Price: Free ($6.99 for “PRO” version)

Availability: iPhone, Android

App store rating: 4.5/5

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Functions

  • Graph and log blood glucose values. Log medications, food, activities and A1C
  • Forum with multiple topics
  • With paid upgrades: Able to log blood pressure and weight, two-way syncing between devices and computer, remove ads

Ease of Use

  • Very user friendly
  • Navigation through the app is simple and well organized
  • Must create an account to sync to website

Standout Features

  • Ability to set reminders and alerts is useful for remembering to log values
  • Quick sync of logs from computer – ability to e-mail or print logs to share with health care provider
  • Graph of blood values with highs, lows and average colour coded
  • Can be integrated with Calorie Tracker App

Annoyances

  • App freezes on occasion
  • Must know carbohydrate count in grams to use food log
  • Forum is not regulated – chances of inaccurate advice and information by other users
  • Advertisement pop-ups to upgrade to PRO on free version
  • Have to pay for some features

Assistance provided by Olivia Wolter (2014 candidate, BASc Applied Human Nutrition)

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