Bottom line: A million registered users can’t be wrong about mySugr, the best diabetes logging app I’ve found.
App name: mySugr Maker: mySugr GmbH Formats: iOS, Android, and web-based Cost: FREE / US$27.99 per year For more information: https://mysugr.com/
MAKING BG LOGGING USEFUL again
I’ve used mySugr (Android) for more than two years. Which is an eternity when it comes to health apps. And I paid for the annual subscription most of that time. Which is a testament to how useful I find mySugr to be.
Several of my friends in the diabetes online community make a point of saying that they no longer keep a BG log. After years filled with meticulously logging BG readings and carb counts that still didn’t result in improved diabetes management, they gave up. For them logging became a judgement. So, I see you were high/low on Thursday, the 14th. What happened there? Logging is no longer a tool for planning or problem solving.
mySugr is designed to give you meaningful feedback both immediately on the screen and later in a report. It’s also designed to make it easy to enter your BG readings and other data. And you get to choose who you share your BG readings with and when.
Immediate, Actionable Information
mySugr is designed to give you feedback on your entries both immediately and later in a lot of different ways. It displays raw numbers, graphs, color coding, and icons. The home screen summarizes today’s stats and by swiping left you can get to weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly stats. Continue reading “App Review: mySugr”
Bottom line: Bluetooth connectivity is what makes the Accu-Chek Guide more than just a standard, reliable blood glucose meter.
Why I’m Reviewing the Accu-Chek® Guide
I received an email offering me a free Accu-Check Guide. All I had to do was register online, get a prescription from my doctor, and go to my local pharmacy to pick it up. Easy.
Honestly, I wasn’t in the market for a new blood glucose (BG) meter. I’m perfectly happy with the one I use regularly. There’s only one thing about my current meter that I’d like to change. The meter I use doesn’t connect to my preferred BG logging app, mySugr. I have to manually enter my BG readings into the app
The email I received said the Accu-Chek Guide connects to mySugr. Not having to manually enter my BG readings? For free? Okay, I’ll try it out and see.
OK, it’s not exactly free
At the pharmacy when I picked up the meter I realized that this little experiment wasn’t going to be completely without cost. I had to buy some test strips. The meter came with batteries, a lancing device and lancets, and a generic carrying case. But it didn’t come with any test strips.
OnTrack is a comprehensive Android app that lets you use your phone to record all the numbers and information you would keep in a health journal.
Keeping a health journal is one of the most effective tools for managing diabetes.
A health journal gives you the raw data about what works well (and not so well) for you when it comes to managing diabetes.
With a health journal you can record all the things you do to maintain your health.
By reviewing your health journal you can see the trends over time. Are you maintaining tight control? What affect does your favorite meal have on your blood sugar? Are you getting enough exercise? A health journal can help you answer these kinds of questions which are so valuable to living well with diabetes. Continue reading “How to Stay OnTrack With an Android App”