Glucose Buddy app

An app aimed at people with diabetes wanting to record and track their blood glucose levels, activity and nutrition.
 Glucose Buddy  By Azumio 

  • Blood glucose diary
  • Medication tracking
  • HbA1c recording
  • Food log
  • Graphs and reports
  • Blood glucose check reminder
  • Physical activity log
  • Blood pressure log

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Privacy and security Does the app:
  • collect medical information? Yes
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? Yes
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? Yes

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What does the app do?

The Glucose Buddy app allows you to manually enter your blood glucose readings together with notes about food intake. You can pair it with your blood glucose meter if compatible. You can also enter your carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages and activities. This can be automatically included from Apple Health Data if enabled. You can use the graph function to track your blood glucose levels over a selected period. Reports can be downloaded and shared.

The meal IQ section enables you to take photos of your meal, and then log your blood glucose. It will grade your meal depending on how it impacted your blood glucose to help you to make better food choices. You can share your results with other users, including your exercise and nutrition goals. 

For the complete app description, go to either Google Play(external link) (Android) or iTunes(external link) (Apple) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

 It is easy to view trends because the time frame for the graphs are flexible, showing 7 days, 14 days or a month.  ✘ Takes a while to include nutritional information but if you have a regular diet you can copy previous entries.

✘ There are pop-up ads which are distracting.

✘ Many additional functions and features are only available with paid upgrade. 

Review details

  • April 2020: Version 5.234, Apple, internal and clinical review 
  • June 2016: Version 1.0, Android, internal and clinical review 

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Related topics

What is diabetes?
Diabetes type 2 apps
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