Can your phone manage your diabetes?

In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, diabetics are required to track their blood glucose on a regular basis. In some cases, patients may be required to test their levels two to four times daily.1 While this can sometimes be inconvenient, most people with diabetes get into their own routines. In some cases, patients have opted to use smartphone apps to track their diabetes. However, these may not be as useful as originally thought.

According to HealthDay, most diabetics will tell you that these mobile apps have a long way to go.2 While users are able to track their daily intakes, receive medical alerts and note blood sugar levels, those with Type 1 diabetes do not find them so useful.

"There are so many things they could be helping Type 1 diabetics manage better in their day-in-and-day-out lives," Lynn Marie O'Flaherty, whose daughter has Type 1 diabetes, told the source.

While electronics can offer assistance in managing this blood glucose disease, they can't do it all. No app will ever replace the job of a doctor for diabetics. That's why it's important for patients and parents of little ones with the disease to obtain all the necessary medical supplies from Medex Supply. In addition to infusion sets, you can purchase insulin syringes from this online medical supply store as well.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Take charge of your diabetes" January 7, 2013
2 HealthDay, "Smartphone apps for diabetes: Do they really work?" January 29, 2014

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