Apple's 12 picks for diabetes management apps, 2017 edition

By Jonah Comstock
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mySugr: For people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, mySugr helps them to track their food intake and blood glucose levels. The pro version adds coaching services and a bolus calculator, as well as reminders. The app is registered with the FDA as a Class 1 device. Over the past year, the company has partnered with both Abbott and Roche to integrate its popular app with their devices. 

Diabetes Kit Blood Glucose Logbook: Diabetes Kit Blood Glucose Logbook lets users track blood glucose, insulin dosing, food, HbA1C, blood pressure and activity. There are several ways to get that data into the app including entering it manually, integration with Apple’s HealthKit, and using the phone’s camera to take a picture of the glucometer screen. It also syncs with Dexcom CGMs and includes an insulin calculator.

Dexcom Follow: The second Dexcom app on the list is for friends and family of G5 users who can monitor their own glucose with the G5 Mobile app. A single Follow app can take in data from five different G5s, and can even send the data to a user’s Apple Watch.

Lose It!: Lose It! is a well-known nutrition tracking/ weight loss app that helps users track their diet and exercise and set and meet fitness goals. It’s probably included on Apple’s diabetes list because tracking diet is an important part of managing diabetes. A recently added feature, Snap It, lets users upload a food just by taking a picture of it.