I know that some of my readers are fellow diabetics, so I wanted to share two apps I just discovered (maybe they aren’t new to you but they are to me) that help with tracking all the tedious stuff you have to with diabetes. for apple users, you may have to switch from the US to the UK App Store in order to buy these. This can be done in settings, you don’t actually have to be in the UK.
The first is “my sugr companion”. I really LOVE the idea behind this app. The guy who created the app is a Type 1. He had been suffering from diabetes burnout-he was so sick of the tediousness of treating this disease and the constant negative feelings that it produced, that he stopped testing his blood sugar for three years completely. Then he decided that if you could make treating diabetes a bit more “fun”, it could help some diabetics deal with the tediousness and avoid burnout. This app gives you points for keeping track of your diabetes and keeping glucose levels within a target range that you set for yourself. (This appeals to that Gen Y kid inside me that wants to receive a gold star on a chart whenever they do something right.). There are other goals that you can set, as well as a camera integration that allows you to take pictures of what you ate rather than keeping a traditional food diary. I cannot stress enough how much I love this app. Get the free version and then decide if you want to upgrade to the Pro version—I did!
The second is “carbs & cals” - This app has a great visual aid to help you determine how many carbs are in the particular portion that you happen to be eating, without having to have a scale on hand (although the weights in grams are also provided). Love!