An app aimed at people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) wanting to record and track their blood glucose levels.
|Glucose Buddy||By Azumio|
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What does the app do?
The Glucose Buddy app allows users to manually enter their blood glucose readings together with notes about food intake. In addition users can enter their carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages, and activities. Using the graph function users can track their blood glucose levels over a selected period.
|✔ The glucose buddy person diagram in which different areas of the body are measured and a chart can be created to measure changes is engaging and motivational.
✔ It is easy to view trends since the time frame for the graphs are flexible showing 7 days, 14 days or a month
|✘ Personalising the settings is very challenging such as changing weight from pounds to kilograms.
✘ Grey font on dark screen background can make reading text and figures difficult.
✘ The food and activity recording option is tedious and laborious. Has option to record medications but this function is also confusing.
✘ Only provision to record carbohydrates and not other nutritional entities such as fats, salts and fibre.
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Date of review: June 2016
Platform reviewed: Android
Download size: 3 MB
This app has been reviewed by other independent websites.
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- Deacon AJ, Edirippulige S. Using mobile technology to motivate adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review of recent literature. J Telemed Telecare. 2015 Dec;21(8):431-8.