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 Ernährung Pro

Ernährung Pro
developed by Simon Kleine Softwareentwicklung


Information

German

Cost: Android: £0.83/ $1.3 / €1.2; Apple: £0.63 / $0.99 / €0.89
App that provides the details of the nutritional value of 1,000 foodstuffs.
Recommended by a person living with a hormonal condition, UK | PatientView Survey, October 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

AgaMatrix Diabetes Manager

AgaMatrix Diabetes Manager
developed by AgaMatrix, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Diabetes management log.

“The ‘WaveSense Jazz’ meter will be the first medical device to connect directly with the Apple iOS platform. A new download cable, demonstrated at the 2010 American Diabetes Association conference, will plug the ‘Jazz’ meter into the phone, so that users will eventually be able to automatically download their glucose data into the app. Visually, and in terms of functionality, it beats the competition hands down, if you ask me. It’s big, clear interface has been upgraded to provide more functionality: super-easy tabs for tagging your readings and making notes on them; graphical views in which important results are brightly highlighted; and the ability to tap any data point on a graph to immediately see details, notes, and tags on that individual result. You can also easily email charts of your results to your doctor or family members in basic CSV file format. Blood glucose results are color-coded, so that the highs and lows pop right out at you, so to speak. My one big gripe to date is the need for manual data entry.” Diabetes Mine, USA | http://bit.ly/bX7qLW


Tags: Medical

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker
developed by SparkPeople Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free

Food and calorie tracker with a database of a million-plus foods.

“SparkPeople offers a free diet app for the iPhone and Android phones. The app includes a food and calorie tracker, customised daily meal plans, and a database of nutrition information on more than one million foods.” Livestrong.com, USA | http://bit.ly/O9SfDv


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Calorie Counter and kJ Counter PRO by MyNetDiary

Calorie Counter and kJ Counter PRO by MyNetDiary
developed by MyNetDiary Inc, USA


Self-monitoringInformation

English / French / Russian

Cost: Android: Free, Apple: £2.99 [approximately €4.28, $4.65], Blackberry: Free, Pro Blackberry: £3.22 per month [approximately €4.61, $5.00]

Weight- and nutrition-management app that allows dietary goals to be set.

“You can record meals, water intake, exercise, and weight loss with this comprehensive app, which works with ‘MyNetDiary’ online. It includes a library of more than 400,000 foods (including restaurant picks), and a barcode scanner for easy identification and logging of packaged foods. Searches with ‘Calorie Counter’ are fast, thanks to the app’s ability to search as you type.” Diabetes Forecast article in Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/VMKZ2s


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Calorie Counter by FatSecret

Calorie Counter by FatSecret
developed by Secret Industries Pty Ltd, Australia


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Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Indonesian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free

Allows a user to find nutritional information about food, and to track meals, exercise and weight.

“I've been using ‘FatSecret’ for about six months, with no problems. Things I like about it: good mobile app; can set nutrient tracker to show net carbs, instead of total carbs; has an iGoogle widget, so that I can make quick updates from my home page; large database of foods; easy to use. What I wish it could do: Better reporting. Would love to be able to view full nutritional data, so I could track vitamin and other nutrient intake, instead of just calories, fat, protein and carbohydrates.” Blogger on the AskMetaFilter site, USA | http://bit.ly/fnEuv2


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

CalorieKing Australia Food Search

CalorieKing Australia Food Search
developed by CalorieKing Wellness Solutions Inc, Australia


Information

English

Cost: Free
Allows the calorie, carbohydrate, fat, and kilojoule content of foods to be checked.
“Carb counting.” Patient group specialising in diabetes, Australia | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Carb Counting with Lenny

Carb Counting with Lenny
developed by Medtronic Inc, USA


TrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Carbohydrate-counting app intended to help children with diabetes gain the skills required to count carbohydrates.

“I downloaded the app, and I have to tell you—I really like it a lot. The app has a ‘Food guide’ divided by food groups that list the carbohydrate count and serving size when you touch the image on the screen. It doesn’t matter what brand of pump you use, or if you use multiple daily injections—the app is all about carb counting, and one of the things I really like about it is that it helps everyone. Not only is the app great for kids and adults with diabetes, but I think it’s a wonderful teaching tool for siblings and friends of children with diabetes, or children who have a parent with diabetes. Carb counting is a family affair. I spent an inordinate amount of time playing the game, and I surprised myself with what I did (and didn’t) know about carb counting. I also like the fact that you can add pictures of your favourite foods. All of us like different foods, and if you can add your kids’ (or your) food favourites, it makes life easier for everyone. The app includes four carb-counting games, and the last three require the player to unlock the previous level in order to play. I don’t know that when I first downloaded the app (and from what I've read, neither did some others).” Diabetesaliciousness blog, USA | http://bit.ly/T9XIYc


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Carbohydrate Units Calculator / Carb Counter & Food Exchange List for Diabetics

Carbohydrate Units Calculator / Carb Counter & Food Exchange List for Diabetics
developed by Jommi - Healthy Life. Simply Done.


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: $3.99 (£3.07; ‎€3.55)
Carbohydrate counter to support self-management of diabetes.
The sister application "NutriCheck" is recommended by the German Diabetes Association. [Review states: contains thousands of relevant in daily life food with extensive nutritional values, vitamins & minerals constituents. All important ingredients of our food to be considered scientifically sound.  diabetesDE | http://bit.ly/2bgv2n1


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Carbs & Cals - Diabetes & Diet

Carbs & Cals - Diabetes & Diet
developed by Chello Publishing, UK


TrackersInformation

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.63, $6.28)

Allows the user to count the amount of calories and carbohydrates contained in food and drink by consulting the app's 1,400-plus photographs of food and drink items.

“You look up the carbohydrate value of foods you are eating, so that you know how much insulin to inject. You can also keep a food diary, and track meals you have eaten. ” Local patient group specialising in diabetes, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Child Feeding Guide

Child Feeding Guide
developed by Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
A resource designed for parents and caregivers who want to understand why their child is 'fussy' and what they can do to improve mealtimes.

“Benefits are: It contains information on 5 common feeding pitfalls, in a WHAT, WHY, WHAT TO DO format. It explains the WHY a behaviour is occurring, which parents have said is really good and fills a gap in their knowledge. Many feeding resources currently do not explain the psychology and physiology around children's feeding behaviour. It explains not only WHAT to do, but with tangible, interactive tools to help. It allows parents to track their child's eating behaviour, but also their own well-being. This can be very useful for anxious parents who can become entrenched in feeding problems and not objectively see improvements. If parents learn healthier, more adaptive ways to feed their children, then the health of children will be improved. This is both in terms of what is eaten (increasing variety and liking fruit & veg) but also HOW it is eaten (less coercion so children are allowed to learn to regulate their own intake, something that is important in the battle against obesity). It represents a useful preventative resource, that can be used before weaning to educate parents on children's developmentally predictable responses to food, BEFORE problems occur. It's easy to use and an app may be a better medium to reach less engaged families/parents, than having them come and visit their health visitor. It's free to download, so available to all. Drawbacks are: the app does not deal with nutritional information e.g., how much carbs, protein etc a child has eaten / should eat per day.”

Review from the developer: a community of mothers at Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders, UK | PatientView Form, 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Cook & Count

Cook & Count
developed by iQo Solutions Inc, USA and UK; designer: Daniel Pidcock, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.68, $6.23]
Contains nutritional information on calories, fat, protein, fibre and sugars, as well as carbohydrate.
“ ‘Cook & Count Carbs’ is a new mobile app for anyone who wants to keep a close eye on the amount of carbohydrate they are eating. … It’s aimed primarily at people with type-1 diabetes, who need to match their insulin doses carefully with the amount of carbohydrate they eat. But the developers say it’s also suitable for people following a low-carb diet, or athletes who want to monitor their carbohydrate intake. Cook & Count Carbs is a very neat and clever app, which is super-easy and enjoyable to use. All you do is find your ingredients from the searchable database of 2,000 generic (non-branded) foods, key in the weight you’re using (in grams or ounces), and build them into recipes. You can also increase the database yourself by adding in your own ingredients as you go. Once you’ve finished inputting your recipe or meal, the app totals the amount of carbs per recipe and per serving. … The strength of Cook & Count Carbs is that it homes in on carb-counting, which is a crucial part of managing daily life for people with type-1 diabetes, and those with type-2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes, who need insulin. The app’s strength, though, is also its weakness, because it only supplies carbohydrate values—no information on calories, fat, protein, fibre or salt is provided at the moment (although this may be built into future versions, in which case the app would be a really formidable resource). Because of its narrow focus, Cook & Count Carbs is probably not the best choice if you are aiming to lose weight to manage your type-2 diabetes, where other factors such as fat, fibre, salt, and above all, calories, are important.” Diabetes Diet Choices, UK | http://bit.ly/1gc3ud0


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Dbees.com

Dbees.com
developed by Freshware, Poland


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Dutch / English / French / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish

Cost: Free

Diabetes management app for people with type-1, type-2, gestational, latent-autoimmune diabetes of adulthood (LADA), or secondary diabetes.

“Looks interesting—it’s Polish. Tried it out on my new tablet. It doesn’t cater for exenatide or liraglutide medication. But it does seem to cover pump use (I don’t use a pump, so I can’t comment on its ability here). You can input your meal carbohydrate count, and injection times, and other medications. All access is through secure (https) websites, and it generates a mobile activation code which is emailed to you, and you don’t supply your name, or other personal details. You can access your data from your PC, and your mobile device synchronises with their website when you connect, which is good. There is a fledgling forum, as well.” Blogger on DiabetesSupport.co.uk, UK | http://bit.ly/RKXQjW


Tags: Medical

Diabetes App - blood sugar control, glucose tracker and carb counter

Diabetes App - blood sugar control, glucose tracker and carb counter
developed by BHI Technologies Inc, USA


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: £4.44 [approximately €6.26, $6.99]

Diabetes data-management app that allows the user to log and track factors which influence blood-sugar level.

“With most of the apps out there for diabetics, blood-sugar control and tracking are the most important features. Well, ‘Diabetes Buddy’ goes at it using a different approach—trying to help users manage their diabetes by tracking the factors that influence our blood-sugar levels. This app really comes across to me as a proactive type of app, and not just another logbook. Great app, overall.” Free Diabetes Resources | Source no longer available


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Diabetes Log

Diabetes Log
developed by Chris Ross/Distal Thoughts, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free
Diabetes management tracker for recording food intake, glucose readings, and medicine records.
“I have diabetes, and I am a geek. So, of course, I find a few diabetic apps. One of these is ‘Diabetes Log’, written by Chris Ross. He has type-1 diabetes, and wanted an app to record his carbohydrates, glucose reading, and insulin dosages. And that’s as much as this app does. Chris is offering the app for free, while he work out the bugs (I didn’t find any), and plans to charge a small amount when he feels that the app is ready.” Blogger on TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) | http://bit.ly/ULWMdX


Tags: Medical

Diabetes Pilot

Diabetes Pilot
developed by Mike Biewenga of Digital Altitudes LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Apple: £16.11 [approximately €23.02, $24.99], Windows/Browser: £22.51 [approximately €32.23, $34.99]

Diabetes management app for anyone with diabetes (whether taking insulin, other medications, or just involved with diet and exercise). Dietary advice and good information is provided.

“Offers tons of reports and graphs, and the developers seem open to feature suggestions. My only dislike is that it can’t automatically download pump/meter data.” Blogger on TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), USA | Source no longer available


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Diapp

Diapp
developed by Unit040 Design B.V./Unit040 Ontwerp B.V., Netherlands


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Dutch / English

Cost: £2.09 [approximately €2.99, $3.25]

Carbohydrate-/meal-logging app and medication calculator.

“Counting the number of carbohydrates you have in a meal may take many ‘years’ with the aid of only a log-book and tables. Fortunately, there is now an app that can assist: ‘Diapp’. You simply select the products that you eat. The app then calculates the total carbohydrates, and the number of units you need to inject. You can also add products. Expansion to other platforms [beyond Apple] is at the planning stage. Meanwhile, this app is not available for Android devices. One of our readers pointed us to a similar app on Android: ‘HelpDiabetes’.” Diabetesvereniging Nederland (DVN) [Netherlands Diabetes Association], Netherlands | http://bit.ly/UyMNyc


Tags: Medical

Dr. McDougall Mobile Cookbook

Dr. McDougall Mobile Cookbook
developed by McDougall Media, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Android: £3.99 [approximately €5.75, $6.23], Apple: £3.19 [approximately €4.98, $4.60]

Cookbook listing healthy foods.

“Very good tips for a healthy diet (vegan), and easy recipes for healthy meal.” Pro Homine, Austria | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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EndoGoddess

EndoGoddess
developed by eProximiti; Duet Health LLC, both USA


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Diabetes-management journal for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, carbohydrate intake, and insulin dosages - with reminders when to test your blood glucose

“Earning rewards for tracking your blood sugar? That’s the new twist provided by ‘EndoGoddess’, a diabetes app from Dr Jen Dyer, an Ohio-based endocrinologist who is deep into social media. Her app allows patients to earn points for every day they log their blood sugars four times. The points can be cashed in for songs on iTunes. Cool. I found the interface for tracking your blood sugar very simple (almost too simple). There are only four slots to enter your blood sugar: breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime. You can enter carbs and insulin as well, but you can only enter your insulin dose in whole numbers. For pumpers, that’s a no-go. As far as we could tell, there was no way to backdate entries. In ‘Reminders’, you can set alarms to remind you to test your blood sugar. But they are pre-programmed at specific times, which you can’t change to your own preference. Unlike other diabetes apps, there are no graphs to review, and the only ‘history’ is the number of points you’ve earned in past weeks. Despite not being visible on the app, there are graphs you can share with your doctor or anyone else (a common feature in glucose-logging apps, these days). The app does also offer an educational component, with basic info on insulin, other diabetes meds, exercise and visiting your endocrinologist, plus recipes (although the recipes don’t come with carbohydrate counts). This app seems quite useful for newly-diagnosed people with diabetes, type-2 diabetics, or people who tend to test their blood sugar at the same, very specific, times of day (it’s not dynamic enough to handle the variety of life with type-1 diabetes). The app itself is nicely designed and easy to read and use. It misses the opportunity to customise, and provide enough information for the patient to see problem areas at a single glance. (Note that this app just came out two weeks ago, so we’re hoping for those additions soon.) The prospect of earning points for iTunes songs is a pretty tempting deal, though. Nice to see an endocrinologist getting into the apps game.” Diabetes Mine, USA | http://bit.ly/pteHMx


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FitDay Mobile

FitDay Mobile
developed by Jim Determan, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free

Diet and weight-loss journal that offers an online ‘account’ to track food consumption and exercise levels.

“I just use the ‘FitDay’ app because it’s tied into my FitDay account. Not sure it’s the best, but it works for me. It’s free, of course.” Blogger on Low Carb Friends, USA | http://bit.ly/OEVhL3


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FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch
developed by George Institute for Global Health; Bupa Australia


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
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Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
“The FoodSwitch app for smartphones (iPhones, Androids), is currently only available in Australia and is helping thousands of people make healthier choices in supermarket aisles.” 
George Institute for Global Health, Australia | http://bit.ly/1jERp04


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FoodSwitch New Zealand

FoodSwitch New Zealand
developed by George Institute for Global Health, Australia; Bupa Care Services New Zealand; National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), University of Auckland


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
“This month, a smartphone app called ‘FoodSwitch’ is being launched by the University of Auckland’s National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI). The free app lets you scan the barcodes of packaged foods using your smartphone’s camera. FoodSwitch then gives you colour-coded ‘traffic-light’ information about the food’s fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content. You’ll be able to see at a glance whether a food has high (red), or medium-ish (orange), or low (green) amounts of total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. FoodSwitch will also give you a list of similar foods that are healthier choices, and it lets you share all this via social media. Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu, who leads NIHI’s nutrition research programme, says people have been bewildered by confusing food labels for too long. “Research shows that people like traffic-light labels and can use them to make healthier choices. FoodSwitch is a tool that can help them do this”. FoodSwitch was originally developed in Australia by the George Institute for Global Health, and is being launched here with Bupa Care Services NZ. Auckland researchers have tailored it for New Zealand shoppers with over 8,000 packaged foods in the database. What’s more, shoppers can help increase this number; if you scan a barcode not in the database, you’re prompted to take three photos of the product’s package for researchers to add new products to the app.” Consumer, New Zealand | http://bit.ly/1qlvUGM


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FoodSwitch UK

FoodSwitch UK
developed by George Institute for Global Health; Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH); Medical Research Council (MRC) Human Nutrition Research (HNR); British Heart Foundation (BHF) Health Promotion Research Group; Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
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Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
“Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), along with other UK researchers, have launched a new free and impartial smartphone app that will allow you to scan in your favourite food-and-drink products, and see their nutritional values, plus healthier alternatives. The app provides ‘at a glance’ colour-coded nutrition information for over 80,000 products. Allows customers to switch to healthier products based on established nutrition criteria. Developed by leading health experts, and supported by 13 organisations, ‘FoodSwitch’ allows users to scan the barcode of over 80,000 packaged food and drinks sold across major UK supermarkets using their smartphone camera to receive immediate, easy to understand, ‘traffic-light’ colour-coded nutritional information, along with suggested similar, healthier products. It is now easier than ever for consumers to reduce high levels of fat, salt and sugar in their families’ diet. When the barcode of a food or drink product is scanned by a smartphone, ‘FoodSwitch’ instantly searches the database and identifies healthier products by comparing the overall nutritional value of the product to existing government criteria. The overall nutritional rating takes into account a range of different factors important to general health including fats, sugars, salt, protein and fibre. ‘FoodSwitch’ gives customers the perfect opportunity to get to grips with what the labels mean, and to better understand what is in their food. The app colour codes each product by the content of four important nutrients: total fat, saturated fat (saturates), sugars and salt. Red – (high) try to choose products with less red circles. Amber – (amber) this choice is OK, but going for choices labelled green is better. Green – (low) the more green circles, the healthier the choice.” Blood Pressure UK (Blood Pressure Association), UK | http://bit.ly/1jEWZQ5


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Fooducate

Fooducate
developed by Fooducate Ltd, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides nutritional information on foods, with the aim of helping a user with diabetes to lose weight, and to manage diet.

“This app could be your shopping companion on the next trip to the grocery store. You can scan barcodes, search for products, and browse categories to find foods you’re shopping for. By selecting a food, you’ll get a list of health pros (for instance, 100% whole grain), and cons (for instance, loaded with high-fructose corn syrup), and can compare it to similar products. Keep track of products you eat regularly by ‘liking’ a food. Then, next time you hit the store, you can pull up a ‘My likes’ list of foods you might want to buy again.” American Diabetes Association (ADA) | Source no longer available


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Glooko

Glooko
developed by Glooko Inc, USA


Self-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Complementary logbook app that, when combined with the developer’s proprietary ‘Sync cable’, and various manufacturers’ compatible blood-glucose meters, saves a user with diabetes from having to manually enter blood-glucose readings.

“Just started using the app. The ‘Sync cable’ is easy to install. Just plug into the phone and the meter, and, in the app. choose your meter, and it downloads your reading.” Blogger on the Diabetes Connect social network, USA | [Source no longer available]


Tags: Medical

Glucool Diabetes Premium

Glucool Diabetes Premium
developed by 3qubits, Denmark


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: £3.18 [approximately €4.57, $4.96]

Diabetes management app that allows blood glucose, blood pressure, body-mass index (BMI), carbohydrate intake, exercise, HbA1c, insulin and medication doses, and weight to be tracked.

“If you’re looking for an easy way to track your diabetes, and are obsessed with numbers, then this app just might be the Android app you’re looking for. The app will help you keep track of your diabetes, and is a robust diabetes management app with a lot of great features. It will help you to gain better control of your diabetes by tracking and storing key data and numbers that you can monitor in a journal, or on graphs. Another great thing about this app is that it will allow you to send the data stored in the app to your doctor. The app will also compute statistics, and much more. The app has a very basic and sleek layout, with a ‘dashboard’-style opening screen that lets you easily select a feature.” Free Diabetes Resources, USA | http://bit.ly/Q4xvLr


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GoMeals

GoMeals
developed by Anupam Godbole, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation



Cost: Free

App that aims to help a user manage blood-sugar levels through healthy eating.

“ ‘GoMeals’ is the best carbohydrate-counting app I’ve seen. Comprehensive, easy to use, and doesn’t require the Internet. Score!” Blogger on TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), USA | Source no longer available


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HabitRPG

HabitRPG
developed by OCDevel LLC (Tyler Renelle)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German

Cost: Free
Role-playing game (RPG) that offers the user ‘virtual’ rewards for having good personal habits.
“HabitRPG is a productivity app in which you get to insert your own metrics to measure yourself against. So, for example, as I have a connective tissue disorder, I need to ensure that my joints don’t get stiff. So, regular stretching is one of my metrics. Eating a certain amount of fruit per week is another. I get role-playing game (RPG) videogame-style rewards (experience points; avatar upgrades) for successfully completing these metrics each day/week/month.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Norway. | PatientView survey, October 2014.


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Headspace (on-the-go)

Headspace (on-the-go)
developed by Headspace Meditation Limited, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackers

English

Cost: Free for first 10 days; thereafter subscription based, cheapest being £3.74 per month for 2 years [approximately €5.39, $5.84]

Helps the user to learn meditation. Click on browser link to see how Headspace works or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEpOF7vUymc

“The advantage is that the app allows people to participate in meditation, at a time that suits them. The disadvantage is that ongoing cost may put some people off it. ” Patient group specialising in mental health problems, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Healthsome G for Glucose

Healthsome G for Glucose
developed by Taconic System LLC


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Chinese / English / French / German / Japanese / Korean / Spanish

Cost: Free
Tracks glucose, meal types, medication, and weight.
“Using Healthsome G provides daily results that help me stick to the plan I have worked out for me. No real National Health Service (NHS) support for what I am doing. When I suggested to my GP, I was told most people would not want to record like this, so it is not worth them offering anything. My type-2 diabetes, my blood pressure, my cholesterol are all controlled. I did not take medications. I researched, and, using apps, have won.” Person living with post-polio syndrome and type-2 diabetes, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


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Healthy Recipes - By SparkRecipes

Healthy Recipes - By SparkRecipes
developed by SparkPeople Inc, USA


Information

English

Cost: Free

Allows 190,000 recipes to be browsed and searched, and favourites saved.

“A large collection of healthy recipes. Each one lists the calories, cholesterol, fat, and sodium content. You can choose from a long list of categories and cuisines (including Asian, French, German, Indian, etc), and dietary needs (such as gluten free, low fat, sugar free, etc).” Poole Heart Support Group, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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HelpDiabetes

HelpDiabetes
developed by Johan Degraeve, Netherlands


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Dutch / English / French / Italian / Romanian / Spanish

Cost: Free

Carbohydrate counter with a food database.

“The US food database is a bit too huge for my app. For this English-language app, I used an English version of the Norwegian food database. This fits on most devices. It would also be nice to have a database with foods in different proportions (for instance, an apple ‘per 100 gram’, or ‘per piece’). I know all that information is available in the US database, and I used that to make a more elaborated Dutch version.” The app developer, blogging on TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) | http://bit.ly/MH6xw6


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KidneyDiet

KidneyDiet
developed by Pivot Communication LLC, USA


Self-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Helps people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) make better decisions about diet. Although available on Android, the developer's website http://www.kidneydiet.com/ states the app is no longer available or supported.

“3.5 stars. A food-analysis tool for people with kidney disease. It tracks potassium, phosphorus, protein, sodium and fluid levels in various foods. Listed as one of the 10 best health apps by Yahoo. With kidney disease as its primary focus, this app could be very useful for people in early-stage kidney failure. It can help educate on the good food, the bad food, and the ugly food that tempts us all day, every day. Though it is unlikely to be used every day, setting up a typical meal week will provide an excellent guide for healthy eating. Then again, others may well use it every day.” Big D and Me dialysis blog, Australia | http://bit.ly/NizRsR


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Lifesum – Lifestyle Tracker and Calorie Counter

Lifesum – Lifestyle Tracker and Calorie Counter
developed by ShapeUp Club AB/Lifesum, Sweden


TrackersInformation

Bokmål / Danish / English / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free, but has a upgrades which range in cost

Food and exercise diary aimed at European users.

Recommended by Roger Gunnarsson, Sweden-based Director of the Board, GAMIAN-Europe (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe), Belgium Roger Gunnarsson, Sweden-based Director of the Board, GAMIAN-Europe (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe), Belgium | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Lose It!

Lose It!
developed by FitNow Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free

Allows a user to set weight-loss goals, establish a daily calorie budget to meet them, and to record food consumption and exercise levels.

“I started using this food app called ‘Lose It!’ to measure food. The interface is really handy, and almost makes it fun to track. The little modes of entering data that it uses to track food are very easy to use; it uses the camera to scan bar codes; has little wheels to track serving size, so that if you eat half a doughnut, it’s easy to enter in. The database isn’t totally comprehensive; I’ve found a few things not included. But, perhaps using my experience, I’ve found things that seem close. So far, I’ve found the app very compatible with my lifestyle. When I started using it, just a week or so ago, I noticed that I would eat small snacks more often that I thought, turned my basals down, and ‘presto’, no jelly beans. I still have a few other things, but I’ve been pleased to have a handy way to track food. In some ways, it’s sort of handy to keep it separate from the diabetes gizmos (the pump, CGM, etc). I was sort of spooked this morning to check and find out that, yesterday, I had 137g of carbs on both ‘Lose It!’ and my pump.” TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) | Source is no longer available


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

mobiCeliac [XL]

mobiCeliac [XL]
developed by Equalter Sistemas Slne, Spain


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Catalan / English / Spanish

Cost: Free

List of 12,500 food-and-beverage products sold in Spain. For people with gluten intolerance.

Recommended by the part developer, the Asociación de Celiacos de Madrid (ACM) [Association of Coeliacs of Madrid], Spain Asociación de Celiacos de Madrid (ACM), Spain | http://bit.ly/JeuIBM


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal
developed by Myfitnesspal LLC, USA


Trackers

English

Cost: Free
Weight-loss and exercise tracker.
“Users are able to keep track of their caloric intake, as well as exercise. In addition, the exercise is included in the amount of caloric intake, so that people can see a direct correlation between exercise and caloric intake. ” Patient group specialising in learning disorders, USA | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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MyPlate Calorie Tracker

MyPlate Calorie Tracker
developed by Demand Media, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Help the user to reach diet, weight-loss and fitness goals (whether losing, maintaining or gaining weight) by tracking daily exercise and daily calorific, fat, carbohydrate, and protein intake.

"This app is the complete package. Provides healthy insights, calorie counters, and helps you avoid foods that aren’t healthy for you. The app also helps you keep tabs on what you’re eating. Has a database of 1.3 million food and restaurant items, making it’s simple to keep track of everything that you eat.” Work School Eat Play blog, USA | http://bit.ly/QjFfxa


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Noom CardioTrainer

Noom CardioTrainer
developed by Noom Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoring

English

Cost: Free

Tracks indoor and outdoor exercise activities, and indicates how many calories were burned.

“Assists in counting the calories burned when doing a particular type of exercise. Takes into account the speed of the exerciser, as well as the distance to calculate the total calories. ” Patient group specialising in learning disorders, USA | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Numera Social

Numera Social
developed by Numera Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Lifestyle planner for managing changes in nutrition and exercise regimes—one potential aim of which might be slowing the progression of diabetes, for instance. 

“The American Diabetes Association of Washington has partnered with Numera, a leading telehealth and social media technology company, to reach the community with a new approach to wellness and diabetes management. The app is free, and available to anyone who would like to participate in health plans and challenges, to improve nutrition and exercise, to prevent or delay the development and progression of diabetes. American Diabetes Association (ADA) | http://on.fb.me/1pV9yXx


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

OnTrack Diabetes

OnTrack Diabetes
developed by GExperts Inc, Canada


RemindersSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Helps people with diabetes manage their condition by tracking blood glucose, blood pressure (BP), exercise, food, medication, pulse, and weight.

“ ‘OnTrack’ is my favorite Android app. I tried several apps, but found them all either limiting, or too comprehensive. This is simple, and equates to keeping a diary. However, the neat feature is that it can record other things as well. I have blood-pressure problems, so I can record readings for blood pressure and pulse. Also, you can set up multiple medications. Before, I used three different apps that all worked differently. Now, I have all my medical stuff in one neat app. You can view the results in various formats, and you can upload the record book and graphs for any period you choose to a simple place like ‘Dropbox’. I highly reccommend this app.” Blogger on Diabetes.co.uk | http://bit.ly/LNShjA


Tags: Medical

Pact

Pact
developed by Pact


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / Spanish

Cost: Free
Encourages healthy eating and exercise.
“It encourages monetary rewards for compliant users (those who exercise and eat well). Users can also lose money from using the platform. It is almost like bribing users to exercise.” Empowered patient, Australia | PatientView survey, February 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Platemate

Platemate
developed by Geert Egghe, Sweetbee bvba


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Dutch / English / French / Russian

Cost: Free
Tool for visualising the carbohydrate and calorie content of meals.
"Here’s one app that caught our eye: the Sweetbee Platemate, from Belgium. The screen features empty dinner and salad plates, and a glass. You drag pictures of food items and beverages on to the plates and glass. You can resize food and drink items to fit your weight-management goals. Once you create your virtual meal, the app totals the calories, carbohydrates and more. This free app seems like it would be useful for anybody interested in weight management." Divabetic (online community for women with diabetes), USA | http://bit.ly/1a6Y274


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Recovery Record

Recovery Record
developed by Recovery Record, Inc


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Danish / English

Cost: Free
Helps people with an eating disorder to achieve recovery.
“ ‘Recovery Record’ reminds me to log meals, and allows me to create a diary alongside it.” Person with a mental health issues, UK | PatientView survey, October 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Restaurant Nutrition

Restaurant Nutrition
developed by Jon Carroll, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free, in app purchases are £2.52 each [approximately €3.93, $4.01]

Restaurant guide that allows the user to track restaurant meals eaten, and to view nutritional information on the 60,000-plus food items held in the menus of over 250 restaurants.

“I use the app, which is great when you’re eating out at fast-food places.” Blogger on Diabetes.co.uk | http://bit.ly/MH6n7G


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

SATS Elixia

SATS Elixia
developed by XLENT Consulting Group


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Bokmål / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish

Cost: Free
Allows a person to book fitness training classes, and log work-out and weight statistics.
“The SATS Elixia app is helping me currently, as it tracks every time I sign in to my local gym in Oslo with my card, and it allows me to book classes online through it. I can track my progress over the weeks, and if I get a personal trainer, my schedule appears on it. If I start a diet plan, it has a calorie counter and checklist.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Norway. | PatientView survey, October 2014.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Seriously Good! Gluten Free Living

Seriously Good! Gluten Free Living
developed by Spots Consulting Ltd, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £4.99 [approximately €6.28, $8.40]

56 coeliac-friendly recipes for people with gluten intolerance (many of the recipes in several serving sizes).

“Shows you which products are safe to eat. Being able to get a list of products in categories that are safe is invaluable.” Coeliac UK, Beds and Mid Herts branch, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

ShopWell - Diet and Food Scanner

ShopWell - Diet and Food Scanner
developed by YottaMark, Inc


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Food scanner that seeks to match healthy ingredients with an individual’s personal dietary requirements.
“ ‘Shop Well’ allows me to scan the universal product code (UPC) of some food items, and I can set up specific parameters for it to search by.” Person living with coeliac disease, USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Smart Foods - Organic Diet Buddy

Smart Foods - Organic Diet Buddy
developed by Saagara LLC


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Allows the user to learn which foods are the most laden with pesticide residue.
“Organic Diet Buddy. Useful for information (although not health specific).” Person with a learning disability, USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Track3

Track3
developed by Coheso Inc, USA


TrackersInformation

English

Cost: Android: £3.75 [approximately €5.36, $5.83], Apple: £3.85 [approximately €5.51, $5.99]

Diabetes logbook for the recording and tracking of factors affecting blood-sugar levels. Nutritional information is also provided.

“I use ‘Track3’ and ‘Calorie King’ for carbohydrate counting. Both apps are very good. There are other apps, but these two apps have the most flexibility. The ‘Track 3’ app is the best, though, because it covers everything that is diabetes related.” Blogger on the Type-1 Support Forum of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/T9ZJ6R


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Traffic Light Food Tracker

Traffic Light Food Tracker
developed by No details available


TrackersInformation

Basque / Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Japanese / Korean / Vietnamese

Cost: Free

Aims to help people eat more healthily by demonstrating the effectiveness of the traffic-light rating of food content which appears on food packaging.

“Sort the fat from the fiction. Ever been caught out by claims such as “fat-free”, or “high in protein”, only to discover that you’ve been duped into buying something full of sugar? The app demonstrates how traffic-light labelling can help you cut through marketing hype, and make healthier choices.” Obesity Policy Coalition, Australia | PatientView survey, July-August 2012 and http://bit.ly/qeZeJ7


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

UP

UP
developed by Jawbone (formerly Aliphcom Inc/Aliph Inc)


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish

Cost: Free, but requires the purchase of a tracking wristband that is £89.99 [approximately €127.22, $140.33]
Wearable which tracks activity, diet, and sleep.
Tracks activity, diet, and sleep.
“I use the UP band and app. They help me record and keep track of my recovery and my health.” Person living with an autoimmune blood-clotting disease, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


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