Learn more and monitor Diabetes with free iOS apps

By Posted 22 Aug 2011, 12:27

Diabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger). There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes: results from the body’s failure to produce insulin, and presently requires the person to inject insulin. Type 2 diabetes: results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency. Gestational diabetes: is when pregnant women, who have never had diabetes before, have a high blood glucose level during pregnancy.

All forms of diabetes have been treatable since insulin became available in 1921, and type 2 diabetes may be controlled with medications. Both type 1 and 2 are chronic conditions that usually cannot be cured. Pancreas transplants have been tried with limited success in type 1 DM; gastric bypass surgery has been successful in many with morbid obesity and type 2 DM. Gestational diabetes usually resolves after delivery. Diabetes without proper treatments can cause many complications. We thought it would be a good idea to let you in on some free diabetes apps available.

Glucose Buddy – Diabetes Helper 3.6.5 w/cross-device sync + BP/WT trackin by oneAppOneCause is a data storage utility for people with diabetes. By manually entering glucose numbers, carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages, and activities the user can monitor their diabetes and act accordingly. This application is available through the iTunes App Store.

Diabetes Health Mobile by Diabetes Health gives you access to the top news articles and blogs posted to the website. Available at the App Store users can read articles from top news and blogs section as well as other categories, including: Type 1, Type 2, pre-diabetes, kids and teens, or professionals. Share information using Twitter and share it with your friends, or email it instead.

Diabetes forums by Diabetes forums is the ideal app to connect with diabetesforums.com and a community of people with diabetes including friends, family and caregivers from around the world. Relate to others with similar conditions with this application available at the App Store.

Tu Diabetes by Tu Diabetes is also a great application for keeping in touch with other people with diabetes. TuDiabetes.org is a community for people with Diabetes (patients with type 1, type 2 and LADA Diabetes) and their loved ones. Available at the App Store you can get valuable information and communicate with others in the same situation.

WaveSense Diabetes Manager by AgaMatrix allows the user to track glucose results, carbohydrate intake, and insulin doses. Just simply enter your information and review data with easy to monitor graphs and charts. View videos on healthy eating, lifestyle choices and hear from others who are living life with diabetes. This application is ideal for keeping track of all you diabetes concerns. To download this app visit, the iTunes App Store.

Handy applications on diabetes can assist users and their relatives with many different aspects of dealing with diabetes. These apps are compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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