MyNetDiary Diabetes Tracker App
MyNetDiary provides a great diabetes tracker app for iPhone, complementing the online diabetes tracking. The app provides the same comprehensive tracking features as the website, but it is built and optimized specifically for the iPhone.
iPad, Android, and BlackBerry
On the iPad, we recommend using MyNetDiary's Diabetes Tracker for iPhone app. Although not optimized specifically for the iPad, it is full featured and allows tracking of everything diabetes on the iPad.
MyNetDiary is working on the diabetes app for Android. At the moment, we don't plan developing a diabetes tracker for BlackBerry, but we may . On Android and BlackBerry you can use MyNetDiary's diet apps together with online tracking. The diet apps can track food and exercise; insulin and blood glucose can be tracked online.
Diabetes Tracker for iPhone – in Depth
MyNetDiary has everything. Since 2008, we refined and improved it based on feedback from our users, making it better and keeping it simple. Since December 2011, MyNetDiary Pro has a stellar 5-star average rating on the App Store - the only paid diet app with that rating in Health & Fitness!
The most frequent words in thousands of MyNetDiary reviews by its users are “easy” and “very user-friendly”. It's both comprehensive and friendly - the features are there when you need them, making tracking easy and you - successful!
We've been asked by thousands of our users to extend MyNetDiary to help people track blood glucose and insulin. We've been working for years on this, developing both the website and mobile apps to help you - to provide you an equally stellar, comprehensive and easy diabetes tracking.
#1 Food Database, Easy Food Tracking
To keep tabs on your diabetes and blood glucose, you need to track your carbs and other nutrients. Logging foods is the real challenge in diabetes tracking, as you measure blood glucose only once or a few times a day, but you need to enter many more foods each day.
Tracking foods is much more labor intensive and thus it's critical to make it super easy in a diabetes app!
MyNetDiary provides the best food database in the world, saving your time entering foods.
The quality of the database is ensured by MyNetDiary's PhotoFood Service. If some food is not in the database or out-of-date, you can send us its photos directly from the app, and we will enter or update all of its nutrients, saving you time and ensuring accuracy.
MyNetDiary is the only app in the world that is so fast it searches as your type, you don't need to type whole words and you can see results faster.
Carb Tracking for Diabetes
MyNetDiary Diabetes Tracker goes beyond providing the best food database and food entry.
Timing is very important in diabetes and MyNetDiary allows recording time of everything - foods, exercises, insulin, medications, and other trackers.
Also, if you eat more than three meals a day (as diabetes educators recommend) and record their time, MyNetDiary shows additional meals as several snacks, keeping track their time and carb count.
MyNetDiary food database keeps track of over 35 nutrients, including fiber and sugar alcohols. MyNetDiary can calculate net carbs and diabetes carb count, and lets you select them as your main carb type.
MyNetDiary provides easy and comprehensive blood glucose tracking. You can enter multiple readings per day, specifying time and optional notes.
Also, you can assign a label to each blood glucose reading, specifying, for example, whether this was a fasting, before meal, or 2-hour after meal reading. Moreover, you can assign multiple labels, not limited to these meal-related labels, but also capture your feelings, symptoms - anything you want to track and associate with the reading, to help you see patterns.
The Blood Glucose row on the Home screen calculates your daily averages.
MyNetDiary supports mg/dl and mmol/L units.
Blood Glucose Ranges
You can also create multiple ranges of blood glucose levels, for different situations.
You can create special ranges for fasting, pre-meal, post-meal. In fact, as you specify which labels are applicable for each range, you can create ranges for any other conditions, for example, for 2-hour post-meal readings.
Low out-of-range readings are highlighted in yellow and high out-of-range readings are highlighted in red.
Also, you can specify the lowest reading below which is considered as hypoglycemia for you and highest reading above which it is considered very high blood glucose and have MyNetDiary assign these labels automatically.
Optional Insulin Tracking
For Type 1 diabetes and other insulin users, you can turn on insulin tracking in MyNetDiary, adding it to the Home screen.
MyNetDiary has many types of insulin pre-loaded for you - you just need to select them from the list.
You can also define your own insulin types.
Similar to blood glucose, you can assign one or more labels to each insulin dose. As always, you can create your own labels.
For your convenience, MyNetDiary can help you keep track of your medications.
You enter your medication types and doses, and then keep track of your intake, saving time, amounts, and optional labels and notes.
Beyond blood glucose, insulin, and medication tracking, MyNetDiary provides several other pre-loaded trackers, such as blood pressure, LDL and HDL cholesterol, Hemoglobin A1C, quality of sleep and so on.
You can also create your very own, custom trackers, and track anything you want with MyNetDiary.
When entering new values, you can also enter time, assign one or more labels, and store notes.
Once you have your information in, MyNetDiary provides easy and powerful reports, helping you see everything together - foods and carbs, insulin, exercise, blood glucose, medications and other trackers.
The information is grouped by day periods and displayed chronologically. You can also tap each item, to see and, if needed, edit the details.
You can see different periods of each day on the same screen, swiping left and right to see different day periods.
MyNetDiary also provides weekly reports, with the same information as daily reports, only adding an extra dimension - seeing your day periods over the course of week.
For example, you can see how your mornings differ and educate yourself on what's working best for you.
In addition to reports, MyNetDiary provides many charts - for weight, blood glucose, calories, nutrients, measurements, and trackers.
On blood glucose charts multiple ranges are indicated with horizontal lines.
Both portrait and landscape modes are supported.
Flexible and Customizable
MyNetDiary is highly customizable, allowing to select your diabetes type (or indicate that you don't have diabetes), turn insulin tracking on and off, select blood glucose units and preferred carbs type. MyNetDiary support regular "total carbs", net carbs, and diabetes carb count.
You can configure many other settings, such as metric or US units, food time tracking, using contributed foods, weight display on the Home screen and more.
In tracker settings you can configure many other options, such as target ranges for glucose, target values, units, and chart colors.
Type I, Type II, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes are supported.
For fast food entry, MyNetDiary provides a built-in barcode scanner. When you enter your daily foods, tap the scanner button to activate it and scan the barcode.
MyNetDiary barcode scanner works on iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S. Currently, iPod Touch is not supported.
In MyNetDiary, planning is easy. You enter your current weight, height, gender, age, and activity level. Next, MyNetDiary will calculate your calorie needs. After you enter your target weight and target date or weekly weight loss rate, MyNetDiary will estimate your daily calorie needs.
You can also estimate and plan your weekly exercise.
In MyNetDiary Pro, you can also customize and override your calorie targets, and customize macronutrient balance - great for low-carb and low-fat dieters!
With MyNetDiary, you can also track exercise.
Most exercises have MET value assigned, allowing calorie calculation based on duration. If you use exercise equipment, you can enter calories directly, for any exercise. The notes field helps you keep track of other information, such as peak heart rate.
You can also create your custom exercises.
If you often eat the same foods together, you can create a recipe. The next time you eat them, you only need to enter one food - the recipe itself.
MyNetDiary Diabetes provides a powerful recipe editor - allowing you to adjust the recipe, to add or remove ingredients, or adjust their amounts.
The Daily Analysis screen shows your daily energy balance, estimating how much weight you are losing (or gaining) on each day.
For each day, it compares your key nutrient totals with recommendations by American Dietetic Association, helping you eat more healthfully.
It also provides you tips and recommendations on good eating habits, helping you be more successful.
There are many more tools in MyNetDiary - overall, there are more than 50 screens in MyNetDiary Diabetes. They are there when you need them - water tracking, notes, optional PIN protection, and a full set of body measurements - not only weight!
You can join MyNetDiary Community, with a forum supported by a Registered Dietitian, or check out our articles on weight loss and healthful living.
Works with MyNetDiary.com
The iPhone Diabetes Tracker app could be used standalone and it can also work with MyNetDiary.com.
With MyNetDiary.com you can do more, and we recommend creating at least a free account. MyNetDiary.com provides data backup for the app. In case your phone is lost, damaged, or you are getting a new phone - your latest data are saved on MyNetDiary.com servers and could be restored on a new phone.
With a free MyNetDiary account you can use the website for food and exercise entry when you prefer using a computer with a large display, mouse and keyboard.
If you already have or will sign up for a paid MyNetDiary Maximum account, you have access to all features of the website, including full online diabetes tracking, extra charts and reports, printing, and more.
Finally, using MyNetDiary Community tools, you can setup data sharing for your account, allowing read-only access to your diary by your spouse, relative, or care provider.
BG Monitor Integration Being Investigated
At the moment, MyNetDiary is not integrated with any blood glucose monitors. There are no other diabetes applications on the market, standalone or integrated with a blood glucose monitor, that are so easy and comprehensive. We would love to take another step and have MyNetDiary integrated with blood glucose monitors, for convenience and reliability of getting BG readings directly from the monitor.
Given the rich functionality of MyNetDiary, integration with a blood glucose monitor would make it a Class 2 Medical Device, and subject to FDA review and approval. This is a very complex, expensive, and lengthy process, and may take about a year to accomplish, but we are willing to do this.
At the moment, we are investigating our options and contacting BG monitor manufacturers.
We appreciate your understanding and patience while we are working on this. Please bear with us.
Please keep in mind that today MyNetDiary Maximum accounts could be linked with Withings scale and blood pressure monitor, as well as with Fitbit. If you link your Maximum account and use it with the Diabetes Tracker app, the app will sync information from Withings and/or Fitbit automatically.
MyNetDiary Diabetes is an educational tool,
it is not a medical device,
it is not a substitute for a medical device or medical care,
and it does not provide diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease.
Information provided on MyNetDiary web site and in MyNetDiary applications is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal medical advice or substitute for the advice of your physician. If you have questions or concerns about individual health matters or the management of your diabetes, please consult your diabetes care team.