Diabetes educator Dr Kate Marsh gives you the lowdown on some of her top diabetes management apps...
Cost: Free on the App Store or Google Play. Great for those with type 1, link this app to the Accu-Chek Aviva Connect blood glucose meter, then when you check your blood glucose levels (BGLs), the results are transferred wirelessly to the app. You can then:
- Use the bolus advisor to help calculate insulin doses (this needs to be set up by your doctor or diabetes educator).
- Record your food intake and exercise.
- Create an Accu-Chek Connect online portal account to review data and generate reports
to share with others.
Diabetes Australia App
Cost: Free on the App Store or Google Play. Want to know the location of your nearest healthcare provider? Looking for the latest diabetes research? It’s all a tap away with Diabetes Australia’s free app. It also includes:
- News/health articles.
- Information about when to see your healthcare professionals.
- Diabetes-friendly tasty recipes.
- A 30-minute yoga class by Diabetes Australia ambassador Sammy Veall.
- An Australia-wide events directory of programs and services available in your area.
Australian Carb Counter The Traffic Light Guide to Food
Cost: $9.99 on the App Store or Google Play. This handy app can help you count carbs more easily and efficiently. It features:
- More than 2000 foods in 17 categories.
- Well-known Australian brands, restaurant, takeaway and fast foods.
- The ability to calculate the total carb content of your meal.
- The option of measuring carbs in grams, exchanges (10g) or portions (15g).
- The option of using predefined portion sizes or entering the precise gram amount.
Cost: Free on the App Store or Google Play. Developed by NPS MedicineWise, this app can help you stay on track with your medication intake by:
- Reminding you how and when you need to take your meds.
- Helping everyone involved in your health care to know which medicines you use so they can be checked and reviewed.
- Editing, updating and printing a list of your medicines.
- Setting calendar alerts for refilling prescriptions.
- Providing vital information about your medicines in an emergency situation