Dario Diabetes Management (Version 4.1.1)

Synopsis of the App: The Dario app is a personal diabetes management tool for tracking blood glucose levels in real-time.

Price and Platform: Free. Apple and Android.

RDN Score: 4/5

Pros

  • Sleek, user-friendly, and cheerful design that’s easy to use.
  • Large, easy-to-follow graphics show the percentage of blood glucose measures in range within the last 30 days.
  • View the average blood glucose and the number of hypo and hyper measures at a glance from the home page.
  • Track basal and bolus insulin doses.
  • Enter additional data to help understand blood glucose trends including insulin dosages, meals and carbohydrate intake, mood, physical activity, weight, and special circumstances like travel, celebrations or vacation.
  • Turn on GPS reception to automatically log the location of blood glucose measures.
  • The logbook screen shows total carbohydrates consumed at meal times and the correlating blood glucose measure.
  • Easily share logbook and charts via email with family or your healthcare team as a PDF or CSV file.
  • Specify personal contacts to trigger an automatic hypo alert text message.
  • Includes a guided tutorial to walk new users through the Dario app and how to use the meter including replacing lancets.

Cons

  • The app only syncs with the Dario glucose meter for automatic blood glucose measure entry — all others must be entered manually.

Bottom Line: As long as you don’t mind transferring numbers from your glucose meter, the Dario app is a comprehensive app for managing diabetes. The clean and user-friendly design makes it a good pick for a variety of different users.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.