dLife Diabetes Companion App – Review

Type 1 college student Greg Weintraub reviews the dLife Diabetes Companion App, which is both a logging app and education resource.

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  • multiple ways of viewing blood glucose entries
  • a lot of information about food (recipes and nutrition) that is difficult to otherwise find in one place
  • a user guide is built into the app

CONs:

  • no home screen, so navigation can be confusing
  • no way to place custom tags on blood sugar entries
  • no measurement of blood glucose in mmo/l (used outside the U.S.)
  • some aspects of the interface load slowly

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Verio Sync Wireless Glucose Meter – Review

 

‘Mine editor Amy Tenderich reviews the OneTouch Verio Sync wireless glucose meter and companion app — a cutting-edge new product.

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  • Being connected to the iPhone means you never have to worry about resetting times on your meter
  • The easy view of trends is really appealing
  • able to add notes to data points
  • app can be used with or without the meter

CONs:

  • difficult to figure out how to share the logbook, in order to text or email results
  • No test-by-test graph like you see in other apps like MySugr or iBGStar
  • Apple compatible only

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MySugr Diabetes Companion App – Review

Cait Patterson reviews the MySugr Diabetes Companion app — and she really likes it!

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  • “Diabetes Monster” provides a personal touch and makes it interactive
  • uses positive reinforcement through their point system to encourage behaviors such as BG checks, recording medication, exercise, etc.
  • can easily send reports to your endocrinologist or other HCP

CONs:

  • currently does not sync with other diabetes care devices
  • upgrading beyond Basic to Pro version costs extra

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Glucose Buddy Diabetes Logbook Manager – Review

Cait Patterson reviews the Glucose Buddy Logbook Manager app; she’s not too impressed.

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN

PROs:

  • Does have all of the standard logging capabilities

CONs:

  • a lot of advertisements and promotions are included in the app
  • a little tedious to go through different tabs to log info
  • the many different data points on the graph and in the log can be really confusing

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