Blood sugar control is often the central theme when it comes to diabetes management. Diabetes Buddy is built to help you manage your diabetes by –
√Tracking the factors that influence your blood sugar level
√Monitoring the fluctuations
√Planning ahead accordingly
√Sharing your data with your doctor
-Put together your daily carb intake, glucose, water consumption, weight directly on the calendar.
-Built-in offline powerful food database that you can add food consumed for direct carb calculation.
-Log and monitor your glucose levels. You can view the trend on chart or email the date directly to your doctor.
-Log your insulin injections.
-Log your medications.
-Manage your activities and exercises.
-Mange glasses of water you consumed for the day.
-Track your weight and BMI changes.
-Budget your daily carb allowance.
-Blood pressure tracking
-Backup and restore over WiFi
-Integrated with Twitter.
-Use passcode to protect your data.
-Support both US and SI units.
-Powerful offline food database with over 200,000 foods for common food, restaurant food and branded food.
-Add and manage your custom foods.
-Build recipes with combinations of foods in the database.
-No internet required to access food database.
-Monitor other nutrition for each food, including Calories, Protein, Fiber, Sugar, Cholesterol, Sodium, etc.
-Easy-to-use food search.
-Email your daily food intake to your doctor as email.
Proper diabetes management can help you lead a full and active life. Let Diabetes Buddy help you manage it better.
Newly Diagnosed - “This program has been a Godsend to get me on the right path to managing my diabetes.”
Jatka - “I just started using this app a month ago and already it has helped track and better follow my diabetes. This is amuse for the carb counting insulin user.”
M-Cyclonut - “I find this to be a great tool in keeping track and organized. It just takes a couple minutes for each entry and it’s always at your fingertips for quick reviewing.”
- Fixes the issue of carb value in custom food.
- Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Good Program so far. Helps motivate.
Just started using the program about five days ago. So far I like it a lot. It helps motivate me to watch my carbs. Also helps motivate me to lower my blood sugar. It is a brilliant way to keep track of all your data such that you can give it to your doctor at your next check up. It is fairly easy to use and instinctive.
Thus far, I only have one major complaint which needs to be addressed in the next update. When using the program on my iPad and trying to add a custom food, the pulldown menu will not let me go to the bottom of the menu to enter all the data. It keeps popping back up before I can select the data categories to enter. I also had a similar problem in the horizontal view when I was trying to view my total meals for the day, in the carbs category. However I was able to turn the iPad vertical and get enough room to see the last two items. However if I had added additional items, I would be unable to pull the menu down similar to the issue above. As of now and other than this, I have no issues with the program and really like it. I plan to keep using it. Please fix these problems and I'll change my rating to five star.
Useful, with plenty of room for improvement
Pros: helps you track blood glucose, medications, weight, carbohydrate intake, water intake, and more. Lets you graph history of these items (useful!)
Cons: User interface is clunky in many places (e.g., when keying in numbers, particularly blood glucose) or buggy (when inputting meds). Graphs are poorly displayed (vertical range and scale ticks are badly chosen); data in related time slices (of e.g., monthly blood glucose) are difficult to connect because of automatic scaling; yearly graph (of e.g., weight or blood glucose) merely shows monthly averages, but Retina display could continue to display individual data points. App does not respond to turning the iPhone on its side (when graphs could display larger range of abscissa).
In sum: I am glad I began tracking my blood glucose, and this App help me to do this. But the App is by no means polished and has immense room for improvement, including in the inputting of data and visualization of data. Because a recent update actually introduced new bugs (yet to be corrected as I write), and because of the user input misfeatures and mediocre graphing, I have to refrain from giving it a higher “rating”. The only reason I paid my $7 to upgrade from the Lite app was because the latter stopped working after a month. Bad scam, there.
I first began using this app when I was newly diagnosed in Sept 2013. It was very helpful as I was establishing my routine and trying to understand all the details needed to manage my diabetes. What was particularly useful was the database of food items that was cross-referenced and searchable by general food group, brand name, and restaurant. In addition, you could add to your database through the "custom" food feature if there was a product or food item not included. Beyond the database, there are features that allow you to track (and graph progress across) several data points ... such as your blood glucose, carbs, weight, activity, medications, and blood pressure.
There was an update that was released in late October 2013 that prevented saving highly relevant details to the "custom" food feature (e.g., carbs!), which rendered the app far less useful. Fortunately, within three weeks or so, the bug was fixed and the functionality was restored. Yay!
In the meantime, I have learned how to use the "recipe" feature, which allows me to incorporate the carb and other nutrition tracking when I cook at home or otherwise create my own foods, such as snack packs or salads.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.