Managing your diabetes often entails a lot of tedious tracking: blood-sugar levels to record, exercise to keep tabs on, food-intake logs to maintain. One Drop makes this necessary chore a lot easier and presents the data in a format that makes sense at a glance.
The app tracks four key metrics on a timeline. A red circle represents your glucose readings, green your food intake, blue your meds, and orange how much you’ve exercised.
Your blood sugar (the red circle) is what you need to monitor, but the other colors help you visualize how lifestyle choices might be affecting that important number.
For example, if you indulge in a high-carb pasta lunch, One Drop records that as a large green circle. Going for a short bike ride shows up as a midsize orange circle. And taking a few units of insulin will add a small blue circle to your timeline.
Then, when you measure your blood-sugar level an hour after the meal and find that it’s within range (or not), you can tell from the overlapping circles exactly what lifestyle choices might have played a factor.
Seeing the information contextualized in this way can also help you identify problematic times of the day (like right after lunch) as well as highlight your successes, such as consistently going for a 30-minute walk.
One Drop also offers articles on topics of particular interest to diabetics, such as which foods to avoid, as well as stories with general health tips. We particularly appreciate the step-by-step recipes for A1C-friendly versions of our favorite dishes. Who knew low-carb tacos could be so delicious?