Diabetes can be described as a collective term for a group of diseases. When one is suffering from this condition, they have a problem regulating their blood sugar levels. It is estimated that more than 2.8 million Americans suffer from diabetes. This figure is constantly rising. 

Diabetes is a somewhat complicated condition. This is because the patient is expected to monitor their sugar levels while at the same time paying close attention to their health. This has led to a rise in the creation of apps that can help in monitoring this condition. These diabetes apps can save a patient a lot of time as well as effort.

The Best Diabetes Apps


Diabetes Pal

This app can be used as a standalone sugar level tracking app. It can be used to track the patient’s diet, medication and sugar levels. This app is free to download to any Android and iOS device.  

Features include:

  • An option for entering data either manually or automatically

  • Printable reports

  • Auto sync technology that syncs the app to MyTelcare.com website – this is the website of the makers of the app

  • Access on PC and Mac.

  • It allows the users to create goals, track them and achieve them

  • Can be used in online or offline mode

This app makes it possible for users to track their sugar level in real time. They also receive automatic blood sugar reading. The app comes with a ‘today’ section where users can note down their entries.

Price: Free

Platform:Android( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.telcare.android.client&hl=en), iOS(https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/diabetes-pal-app-logbook-manager/id495245376?mt=8)


Diabetes Connect

With this app, users are guaranteed to have their sugar levels under control at all times. This app makes it possible for users to record all their blood sugar related data easily and efficiently in just a few clicks. Users can track their meals, blood sugar, insulin injections and medication among other related issues. It comes with an easy to understand and neat interface that enables the user to turn off any features they do not use. It is possible to sync the data over different devices.

Price: Free

Platform: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squaremed.diabetesconnect.android&hl=en Android, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/diabetic-connect/id418076239?mt=8 iOS



This is an app that aims to help users in managing their diet. A proper diet plays an important role in any diabetic’s life and hence the need for such an app. This app not only helps you determine your calorie count, but also in learning about proper nutrition and understanding what is in your food. This app makes it possible for the user to identify foods that are higher in fats, sugar as well as unnecessary ingredients.

Price: Free

Platform: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fooducate.nutritionapp&hl=en Android, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fooducate-healthy-weight-loss/id398436747?mt=8 iOS



This is an app that offers all data related to diabetes to the user in real time. It is possible to download the readings into an iOS or Android device to create a logbook. This logbook can contain notes, log carbs and statistics. This info can be shared with your doctor and can be of help when it comes to adjusting your diabetes treatment plan.

Price: Free

Platform: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.glooko.logbook Android, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glooko-logbook-diabetes-take/id471942748?mt=8 iOS


Glucose Buddy

This is an app that has been ranked number one on the list of the best diabetes apps. It is a data storage application where diabetics can log and track their carbs intake, activities, medication, blood glucose, weight, A1C and blood pressure. This app reminds the users to test their blood sugar levels often to ensure they do not forget.

Price: Free 

Platform: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skyhealth.glucosebuddyfree&hl=en Android, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glucose-buddy-diabetes-logbook/id294754639?mt=8 iOS



This is an application that was created primarily for diabetic individuals who prefer using iOS applications. It is compatible with the latest iOS 8 making it available for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It can also be used with previous iOS devices. 

Price: Free 

Platform: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibgstar-diabetes-manager/id506018173?mt=8 iOS



This is yet another diabetes app that is available for some European countries and India. It is a leading diabetes app of choice in more than 6 countries, and a launch in the US market is anticipated. It brings some fun into managing diabetes. It comes with gaming and immediate response features that help the user to remain involved throughout their therapy.

Price: Free 

Platform: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mysugr.android.companion Android, https://itunes.apple.com/app/id516509211?mt=8 iOS



RapidCalc can be described as a sophisticated insulin dose calculator that follows a basal-bolus schedule. It comes with smart insulin tracking, a blood sugar glucose target section and a carbs ration section. It also has an activity dose management section that integrates dose adjustments based on exercise intensity and duration, and also compensation for any recent alcohol or hypos.

Price: $7.99

Platform: http://itunes.apple.com/app/rapidcalc-insulin-dose-manager/id400469609?mt=8 iOS



This is an application that makes it very simple for users to create a diabetes logbook on their Android and iOS devices. This app allows the users to track relevant data such as carbs, blood sugar and insulin through a simple to understand data mask. It also comes with a statistics function that allows users to analyze their progress. It is possible to transfer data from the PC version to the Android or iOS device.

Price: Free 

Platform: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sidiary.app Android, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sidiary/id389582724?mt=8 iOS


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