Diabetes is a condition in which a person has high blood sugar, either due to faulty insulin production, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Diabetes can be treated or controlled by means of diet, exercise, and medication.

Managing Diabetes

Managing Diabetes can be a confusing experience for newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers. To learn about the specific kinds of providers that might make up your health care team, as well as the services, programs, support groups, and organizations that can help you manage, visit the Managing Diabetes page.

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Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.

DiabetesConnect lets you document blood sugar, meals, insulin, medications and much more.  Provides Graphical analysis of blood glucose and meal data. Data can be exported in various formats. Free.  iOs, Android.

Diabetes Companion tracks blood glucose levels, provides information on healthy eating and recipes, and connects users to the dLife online community. Free. iOS.

Diabetes Companion is a diabetes logbook app that provides immediate feedback on tracked data. You can view data by location, set challenges, and view progress. Free. iOS, Android.

Glucose Buddy is a data storage app that lets users track glucose numbers, carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages, and activities. Free. iOS.


Resources selected by Lisa Kilburn, Southern Regional AHEC.
Last reviewed November 13, 2017

Last updated October 4, 2018 at 2:23 pm