Educators embrace app technology

Mobile phone and PC apps have the potential to dramatically improve client care and diabetes management, say educators who are adopting the new technology.

Since the first diabetes app Glucose-Charter for iOS was launched in 2008, over a thousand have been developed - ranging from free to pricey and good to goofy.

Common diet and exercise apps favoured by Australian educators include ControlMyWeight, popularly referred to as Calorie King, and MyFitnessPal.

Others that focus on insulin management include Rapid Calc, an Australian-made