Manage your glucose level through technology

The rise in the number of patients suffering from Diabetes has made it a severe area of concern. The sedentary lifestyle of people across the globe has contributed extensively to its rise. It is slowly engulfing a large population, and only timely intervention and care can prevent its complications. Technology has always aided in easing the stress out of mankind. A disease like diabetes needs regular monitoring in terms of activity, food, medicine, and blood glucose levels. The lack of care can make it worse with severe complications like kidney failure, heart problems, and blindness. It is due to this, a variety of apps have been developed to help people overcome this deadly disease and lead a healthy life.

People suffering from Diabetes often suffer from thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, weight changes and tiredness. All these situations, require due care which includes active lifestyle, proper medication, diet planning, medication, and insulin intake. The Android apps are being created keeping in mind the above symptoms so that treatment of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes can be made easier. Further, these apps also create a communication medium between your health care provider and yourself.

Some of the popular diabetes app includes:

1) GoMeals – Having a proper diet is very vital to managing diabetes. The GoMeals app allows knowing the calorie count of a dish, fat content and carbohydrate content of the meal. It defines the portion size that will be appropriate. This app can act as a guide to know the exact detail of a particular food item, when having a meal in restaurants or when buying food. The Android app, when linked with Fitbit, can help you in acknowledging your calorie intake and calorie burnt.

2) Glooko – The Android app is a revolutionary way to monitor all your diabetes numbers in one place. The application is designed to keep a log of your medicine intake, carbohydrates consumed, and the details of your lifestyle. It collaborates all data from various sugar monitoring devices and trackers to give a true picture of your health. The creation of graphs and charts enables the user to know the status of blood glucose levels in real time, acknowledge trends and comparison with previous levels. Further, the app allows sharing of the personal medical details with doctors.

3)Glucosio – The free android app with a pink background is designed to reach out to people suffering from both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The app allows monitoring of important parameters like weight, cholesterol, A1C, blood pressure and much more. Patients can set targets for themselves and monitor their progress. The app even does data sharing with permission to researchers. All data can be saved on Google drive and shared with others through the app.

4) MyNetDiary PRO – The app is beneficial for weight management. The free Android app aids in understanding the kind of food and keeping a track of your eating habits. The technology allows setting target for weight management, the addition of meal chart and exercising habits in the food diary. The patient receives customized tips based on the data entered. The app is known to have largest, updated and verified food information on their platform. It allows daily track of blood glucose levels, weight, medicine and more. The app allows collaborating with other devices and creation of budget in terms of protein, carbohydrates and protein intake. The app runs an online community in collaboration with a registered dietician who can answer all your concerns pertaining to diabetes management.

5) Diabetes Recipe App – Healthy food is a key to monitoring a healthy insulin level. This app suggests weekly recipes which can be customized for a diabetes patient. The patient has the privilege to save and rate the favorite dishes, based on a number of calories and carbohydrates along with the cooking time.