Digital Tools

With everything you need to keep track of on a day-to-day basis with T1D, are you making time to review your numbers and blood sugar trends? Are you a diabetes ‘reviewer’ or a ‘fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-er?' 

It's easy to feel busy - who has the time to look over all that data, let alone analyze it? Did you know by reviewing your data, you could improve your A1C? Studies show that routine reviewers actually have better A1Cs - check out the study here.

 

There are many free digital diabetes tools that can help you manage your data and navigate common issues with diabetes. Here at the U-M Pediatric Diabetes Clinic, our patients have found some of these tools useful - check out some of our favorites below! The best part? With these tools you won’t need to read blood sugars off one-by-one over the phone!

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Patient Data Download Guide

Need a quick guide to getting started with diabetes data? Check out our Patient Data Download guide on setting up an account on the right platform for you.

Apps to Try

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If you feel ill and are unsure of what to do, use this web app walkthrough to determine the best course of action. 

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Tidepool Mobile is a companion app to Tidepool that lets you add notes about meals, exercise or anything else in addition to seeing your data.

Diabetes Emojis

Express yourself with a sticker pack of emoji for T1D communication! Available as a Sticker keyboard for iMessage.

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You can use Blip Notes with the Tidepool platform to keep track of contextual data.

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Have you signed up for the Patient Portal to review your medical chart and communicate with providers? Check out the smartphone app today!

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Sugarmate is a companion app for users of the Dexcom G5 CGM system.

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Need help with counting carbs? CalorieKing offers a free service that tracks many popular food items' nutrition information.

Data Management Tools

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Dexcom Clarity

View glucose patterns, trends and statistics and get weekly notifications to know how much time you spend in your target range, anytime, anywhere!

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Glooko/Diasend

Sync your blood glucose, insulin pump, activity and biometric data and add in your food and lifestyle data to make better daily decisions. Share your data with your care team to get the support you need in between visits.

Click here for instructions on setting up a Diasend account including the U-M Pediatric Clinic Code. Instructions may change, be sure to check the Diasend website for most recent guide.

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Tidepool

Tidepool’s free software liberates data from diabetes devices, and places it in control of the user and in the context of the real world. Tidepool is designed to help you discover insights and bring context to your diabetes management.

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CareLink

CareLink Personal software is a free web-based program that collects information directly from your Medtronic diabetes management system. It allows you to generate reports that can be used during your doctor’s visits and to monitor your own progress.

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t:connect

t:connect Diabetes Management Application is useful for accessing and saving data from a t:slim pump, certain supported glucose meters, and Continuous Glucose Monitors. The t:connect application helps you uncover meaningful insights and trends, so therapy and lifestyle choices can be fine-tuned.

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Omnipod

Insulet Provided Glooko allows you to automatically review and share your data with your care team so that they can provide remote support. Plus, Insulet Provided Glooko features easy-to-read graphs and charts that enable you and your healthcare provider to more clearly see the correlation between your activities and your blood glucose levels, which you can then use to optimize your therapy plan.

Disclaimer: The University of Michigan and the Pediatric Diabetes Clinic are not responsible for the contents or reliability of any external websites listed here, and the presence of the links on our website does not necessarily imply an endorsement of the views expressed within them.

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LibreView

The LibreView system gives you a consistent set of clear, intuitive reports that make it easier and faster to discover patterns and trends. This system is compatible with multiple Abbott Libre glucose meters and the Libre Freestyle CGM. To set up an account, follow these instructions.

To share data with the clinic, follow the instructions in our Patient Data Download Guide.

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