Diabetes App Reviews

Marisa Moore, MBA, RD, LD, reviews the 10 top-rated free iPhone apps for managing diabetes.


Designed to easily capture blood glucose readings and supply trend data for up to 90 days. RD rating: 4 stars

Blood Sugar Tracker

Allows user to easily log blood sugar levels, set target blood glucose ranges, and view history and simple graphs to quickly identify numbers that are out of range. RD Rating: 5 stars

Carb Master Free

Tracks carbohydrate intake plus total calories, fat, sugar, protein and fiber for the day. This app targets people with diabetes or those on a low-carb diet. RD Rating: 2 stars

Diabetes Buddy Lite

Tracks factors that influence blood glucose levels: daily carb intake, glucose measures, medication, food and water intake. RD Rating: 2 stars

Diabetes Companion

Includes complete nutrition facts for common foods, tons of recipes, informative videos, Q&A for common diabetes related issues and blood glucose tracking tools. RD Rating: 4 stars

Diabetes Log

Allows user to easily track glucose readings, carbohydrate intake and insulin dosage by date. RD Rating: 2 stars


Allows user to track blood sugar levels, insulin intake and other health components like blood pressure and weight, activity and pulse. RD Rating: 4 stars

Glucose Buddy

Users can manually enter blood glucose numbers, carbohydrate intake, insulin dosage and activities. RD Rating: 4 stars

Vree for Diabetes

Includes blood glucose tracking, nutrition tracking, activity tracking, medication tracking, progress charts and blood pressure tracking. RD Rating: 5 stars

WaveSense Diabetes Manager

Tracks blood glucose results, carb intake and insulin doses. Features include a logbook, trend chart, email reports, color-coded results, video content and customizable target ranges for hypo-/hyperglycemia limits and mealtime schedules. RD Rating: 4 stars

Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics