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July 09, 2019

Useful Tips for Developing a Diabetes Tracking App

A busy lifestyle does not give the possibility to take care of ourselves constantly. Sometimes, we even do not feel that something goes wrong with our bodies. Modern technologies offer different apps that can help develop a habit of health monitoring. It is especially useful when talking about diabetes. There are some tips on how to develop a diabetes tracking app that will help control crucial aspects of this disease and track relevant health data.

The Main Goal of the App

Developers have to think about the main goal of their app. There are some types of diabetes control applications:

Analysis and Logbook Software

It helps analyze and keep records of sugar levels, compare the results to observe the course of the disease. This app is similar to a health diary and can work on special devices as a bracelet connected via Bluetooth.

Food-related Applications

It will control nutrition, because it is important for diabetic patients to stick to a special ration in order to keep their glucose level within a normal range. There are some examples of such apps: sugar intake tracking, meal planning, etc.

Insulin Calculator Apps

For this type of applications, developers have to create a notification that allows correcting the dosage of insulin continuously.

Exercise Apps

Treating diabetes is a complex process that requires not only food monitoring and insulin control, but also some physical exercises. An app will calculate a body mass index by using a special data-entry form. Using the data, the app will assign the necessary physical activity for the patient. Also, it can be synchronized with corresponding fitness bracelet apps to import data from them.

Basic Features of the App

For being fully functional, diabetes tracking apps need to be provided with some basic features. Among them, the most important are:

  • glucose level monitoring;
  • diet planning (a carb calculator, food database, meal planner, scheduler);
  • doctor consultation and appointment (online doctor consultations in the form of text messages; doctor appointments booking);
  • medication search and purchase;
  • physical activity management;
  • reminder system.

Costs of Developing the App

For each developer, it is important to estimate the costs of such an app. They have to conduct comprehensive research and define the core and optional features of the project. Thus, they can focus on the target audience, monetization model, promotion strategy, etc. Besides, developers can review successful apps dealing with the same goal.

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