New Version is a mess 1/5
I loved the old version, it was easy to read and manage. The new one is way too busy. Adds Adds Adds. Pay to get rid of them and you still have a chunky interface. Very poor "upgrade" that no longer syncs to the website.
Ok but cost and adds are a little much. 3/5
Do not like it that much. I thought I would be able to do my average blood sugar. It starts that way then wants you to pay. Either 14 dollars for one month or 4.99 a month for 12 months. However I was under the understanding that it would charge you month by month. I was prepared to do that. As I clicked on that option it wanted to charge you the whole yearly amount. Then it states you can stop the 4.99 a month at any time. Bit of course it would after they get you for the full year! I will be looking for another app!
Love this app! 5/5
I never gave a crap about my diabetes until I lost both of my parents at the age of 51. They both were diabetic and although that wasn’t necessarily the cause of their death as my dad had cancer and my mom had an upper GI bleed along with other issues it certainly did not help. My A1C was out of control at 10.2! Here I was downing mountain dews and never checking my sugar eating whatever I wanted. I gave up sodas, and fast food but finally have started checking my sugar as well. My endocrinologist has requested that I check my sugar randomly throughout the day and keep a record... well it has finally happened because of this app! 💕
Add this feature 3/5
I’m a newer user. It would be great if you could make the “GRAPH” feature work horizontally as well as vertically. It would appear less cramped and give you a better “over time" view of your progress. I tried emailing you this suggestion in the help and support section, but it doesn’t work.
Thanks. Jeff L
App helping keep track 5/5
Trying to loose weight and lower a1c
Puts in duplicate values 1/5
By MMV 7
I want to like the app and I did until it started putting in duplicate values of my first test. Generally 2 minutes apart. Not good for my averages. Fix this now, please.
Used to love this app. Now it’s useless unless you pay $60 a year. Download a different app. Don’t waste your time on this one.
Don’t Like 1/5
It was a good app at first but latest updates has made it confusing and complicated and hard to use.
KEEP IT SIMPLE DUMMY!
Excellent app 5/5
Must have it is so easy to use, easy to remember and navigate
Glucose buddy update 1/5
By don,'t like it
Although I like glucose buddy I do not like the fact that the pro costs money to upgrade.I would like to use the full features in the app I do not agree in paying for a monthly fee to be able to use all the features.I also liked before the free upgrade I could put in the app what caused my high glucose leval
Glucose Buddy 5/5
By Mack 70
Love this app. I can keep track of my levels and provide info to my doctor. Like new interface.
Great Help 5/5
By P Carl
The app has been such a great help to me in my daily life with diabetes type II. Now I have a way to track my blood sugars throughout the day and get periodic reports that help me to check how I’m doing, along with my A1 C score. It’s also helpful to take to the doctors office of the doctor can see it as well.
By Soozi Qcxxxxxxx
Love this app!! Helps me so much.
Glucose #’s changed by app 1/5
By Ponce St Paul
Loved the functionality of the $60 version until I noted that the app was unilaterally changing the historical glucose numbers I’d posted. Weight, BP, and step count remained unchanged. glucose numbers in the 110 range were converted to numbers like 5.6.
This also seriously distorts the A1C calculation.
THis needs to be fixed or I need my money back.
Updated app 1/5
Definitely like the old version better. This version is trying to do too many things. It is too busy. I want it for glucose Not steps or food diary
Horrible since it went strictly to a monthly pay subscription
Great app 5/5
Very helpful resource!
Started well, then quit working. 1/5
By Pr Cj
Frustrated. Stopped allowing me to put in the correct time of when I checked my sugar. I won’t use this app anymore. Don’t waste your time.
A great help thank you, I love the graphs
Great App 5/5
I travel a great deal and this app has everything I need and love the fact I can print monthly report to take to the doctor
1at class app!
Cost to high 1/5
By 2017 SEF
I’m not happy with updated new stuff, and cost of this is to high. After reading cost and can’t cancel while in subscription in effect would be pain in neck to cancel. I realize you want to get paid for your work developing this app but this app is to hard to get information store on it. I don’t mind the ads but over $50.00 a year to much.
Disappointed in Update! 1/5
This app use to be so easy to use. Now I struggle with the size and changes. Also the updated version bombards you with ads. On top of it all, it wants you to share your disease with your friends. How stupid is that. My medical problems are private and not to be public. Also, I have an Apple Watch and it doesn’t pick up the exercise I do. I will definitely change apps as soon as I find one that works well with my lifestyle.
This app was great 1/5
I loved this app before they changed to the subscription model a few months back. There are so many things you used to be able to do that aren’t available, even small things like using a custom label instead of before/after a meal. And now in order to share your graphs with your doctor you can only go back two weeks and you have to print it out vs email it. It’s a real shame not to be able to afford an app that used to be an asset to my medical care. I would have been able to use this app had there been a one time purchase price, but I can’t justify adding another monthly automatic charge just to log my glucose levels. I used to hype this app to everyone I knew with diabetes. Even my doctor was impressed, although I had to explain what happened when I could no longer send her my full detailed data via the health portal. Now I tell everyone about the app, explain how the developers forced a subscription model on users, and use it as an example of how patients suffer when profiting from their diseases becomes the goal. I wish I had never trusted this developer with my data. Now it’s locked away and I had to start over again with another app.
New and Improved 5/5
By Jolly allay
I have used glucose buddy for years. It has finally been developed for an app for 2017 and beyond. Better info in better info out. Better more comprehensive reports. My clinician looks forward to getting them.
MUCH MUCH IMPROVED
Glucose Buddy is great! 5/5
It helps me keep all the data for my health in one place. The only thing that would make it perfect is if I could sync it with my Fitbit info, including sleep and activities.
Goodby, Buddy 1/5
I can’t use this new app. I tried to sign in after not using since Dec 2017 and it didn’t know me. So, I created a new account - using my old info. Low and behold, there I was. No way in this world do I want to be hooked up to Facebook. That was strike 1. Strike two was not being able to see more than one line of data at a time. Everything else was ads - full color smiling models with gray hair. Really? Third strike - everything I clicked brought up a new ad for things I have no need nor desire to purchase - all related to this app!! Tell me once, then give me a menu item that gives options. Don’t keep reminding me that money will buy more. Going to use an Excel spreadsheet for my limited needs.
New to Diabetes 5/5
Although I'm new to diabetes & a nurse, I think this app is awesome.
Easy to use 4/5
App is easy to use, definitely can find information without difficulty. Don’t like the persistent advertisement in the middle of my screen that has a X for close but when you touch the X it opens it instead. Sorry I don’t wish to use the add-ons.
Was great, now gone 1/5
I used to love this app and used it everyday. Now the want mw to log in with fb and too much personal info. WTH? CYA!
For the cost of a date night for my husband & I, this app is worth it! I was just diagnosed and I enjoy the app features. It keeps track of everything my doctor and dietitian needs to keep me balanced!
Disappointed as well 1/5
By Nightfall Centurion
I too was a fan of the previous version of this app. Screen design aside, I feel uneasy storing all my medical information in their cloud (if Experion can be hacked, their cloud would be child’s play) ! I see no reason readings can’t be stored locally and reported from there.
I also dislike the idea of “socializing” my health status. The apps functionality for doing that is completely unnecessary.
With the previous version I liked being able to log my activity/exercise “category” free form. My exercise activities don’t fit in their discrete list of categories so I have no accurate way to log them.
Used to be good 1/5
Like many other people have said, the new version is very disappointing. It used to be free to teach you A1C & many other things. After getting the update it also asked for a ridiculous monthly premium instead of a onetime purchase as most offer.
Trying to delete 1/5
By Aunt Retta
Had high hopes when I downloaded this app. After wading through the tedious process of entering my data, I couldn’t get past the incessant pop ups to upgrade. I click on the ‘X’ to hide the ad and it took me to the upgrade page EVERY TIME. I’ve spent the last 15 minutes trying to find an email address to request they delete my info since I have deleted their app. Still cannot find an address. If I start getting email junk to buy or try glucose monitoring items, I’ll know where it started. Ugh!!!!!!!!
Need a new app 1/5
I used glucose buddy for many years but the new azumio version plain stinks. Too many taps required to do very simple things. Too many icons and unnecessary elements cluttering up the experience. A sadly poor design. I need to shop around for a new app now.
Not useful! 1/5
By Lake Superior Diver
I’m “pre-diabetic” so just tracking readings and steps without insulin or any medications. The incessant pop-ups to sell this block current data and no way by it. Not worth the time to download this app!
Worth less than zero 1/5
Privacy Invader. Cannot be used without location services permanently enabled.
I’m out of here, AMF. 1/5
By 357 MAG
Like many others that have provided reviews of this app, I’ve been a long time user. The new app claimed to be newer, better, easier. It’s not.
For the last I’ve been trying different apps trying to find one that approximated the early version of this app that app doesn’t exist. However I did find one that has many of the old and new features of glucose buddy. This app lets me hide the features I don’t want/need which gives me the old glucose buddy. If in the future I want to add a feature I can enable it.
Used to love app 1/5
Can no longer look at graphical track of my blood sugar levels, unless I buy expensive upgrade. No thanks
No longer use this app 1/5
By Leaf snap
I agree with Disappointed99. This app is not as good as it use to be. I too am unwilling to pay for this app that doesn’t provide the same quality info it use to.
I can no longer recommend Glucose Buddy.
The Star means nothing!
It’s back to a paper log for me.
Very helpful 5/5
Since I don’t know what I’m doing taking care of mom, This has been very helpful and easy to use. A great way for me to have more and accurate info when going to her doctor.
Good app but 3/5
By Dat Boy Malcolm
It needs to disable asking for Bluetooth. I only use this app and do not want to use with my phone period.
I Used To Love This App 1/5
I have used Glucose Buddy for several years and loved it! It was so helpful to me, that I shared it with my diabetic health care team, in hopes they could let other patients no how it helped me. That is no longer the case! Version 5 of Glucose Buddy was released during the fall of 2017 and the App (in my opinion) was ruined. First, the data entry screen no longer fits on the screen of my mobile device. Some of the selections are barely visible. Second are the incessant and annoying pop-up ads that make viewing the App’s screens very difficult. Finally are the high pressure ads to subscribe to the premium version of Glucose Buddy for a fee of $60 per year. Many of the most helpful features of Glucose Buddy are only available with a premium subscription, which I’m unwilling to pay. If you ignore the reviews of the pre-version 5 Glucose Buddy you can see the ratings drop from 4 & 5 stars to 1, 2 & 3 stars. (check for your self)
I can no longer recommend Glucose Buddy to others.
Cannot complete setup. Insists on Privacy setting I can’t access 1/5
Could not get past the initial setup where it insisted on (and would not allow me to bypass) access to step counts by an app named “Argus.” No such app exists and the Glucose Buddy settings had no such Privacy setting
Not impressed 1/5
By Unhappy @ KPN
Always something and says needs to have access to this or that. Wants to open Argus to be able to do motion detecting but when I do what it says there is no Argus to open....
Tried to contact support several times and get 404 file not found. 150 MB of space spying on my lifestyle and no way to contact them? Bah! deleted this app
Can not get pass tracker to finish set up. Totally worth Less to me
I do not have a step tracker . Tried to get pass it . Will not let me go pass to finish setup
Heavy handed 1/5
Location services and fitness tracking are nice to haves for blood sugar tracking. They are *not* must haves.
Great way to track 5/5
It’s a great way to track your Glucose as well as activity , food, carbs etc.....
Great app 5/5
I like it a lot better than the old one.
Was a Great App! 2/5
Easy to use. Love the graph! I can print out my logs to take to the doctor with me.
I would pay a one-time fee to upgrade, but I never, ever pay for an app monthly or annually. The interface is much more complicated and more difficult to use. And why would I want to share my blood sugars on social media?!?! Scary that this could accidentally be shared.
Nice App 3/5
This is all new to me but this app keeps the records of my readings and can even email the results to my Doctor .
So far it has done very well .
The old version was very easy to use but this new version is a complete pain .
Do not like it at all !!!