In the middle of last month I started to use an application on my iPhone called One Drop. I’ve really like using this app to help track my diabetes management alongside the Glooko app and device I already use. The app is very handy and unique in many ways.
The One Drop app is a manual entry app. This means there is no automation in terms of downloading data from a blood glucose meter or insulin pump. However, the interface is by far the best one out there for manual entry of data. Simply either swipe the circle until you get to the number you are entering, or you can type it in via keyboard. You can enter in data for your blood glucose level, your physical activity, your carb intake, and you insulin intake. The food intake is a bit different than the others as you take a picture of your food and assign it a carb level value, low, medium, or high.
The most interesting feature of One Drop is the social aspect of it. Your input is viewable by others, and their input is viewable by you. This is neat as you can see how you are doing comparatively against others with diabetes. You can also cheer people on by liking their numbers and placing motivational stickers to their posts. At first it seams a bit annoying, but after awhile it is really nice to get recognition for sticking with your plan and having good numbers. You can also look at a map of glucose reading posts and see how you are doing against others in your local area. Unfortunately I’m the only one in my town using the app, but I can see that others are using it nearby towns.
So if you have diabetes and are looking for a neat way to track your numbers give One Drop a try. It is easy to use and neatly visualizes your journey with diabetes.
Here are some screen shots from the app.