Apps in Focus – Third Edition

Navigating the large number of health related apps available can be daunting, not to mention time consuming.

Diabetes Victoria’s accredited practising dietitian Ivan Chan reviews the latest apps for monitoring carbohydrate intake, setting healthy habits and managing your health records and Lifecard Personal Health Record made the top 5! Read his review below.

Lifecard PHR 
Platform: Apple (iOS) and Android
Cost: Free

You can have your health information on hand through this app or via the Lifecard website.
Within the same app, you can:

  • Track measurements such as blood glucose and blood pressure
  • Set reminders for when to measure them
  • Keep a history of your health summary, medications and procedures
  • Store referrals, test results and medical reports.

You can also set up sub-accounts for your family members (for example dependent children or adults who cannot create their own). You can share information with others if they have a Lifecard account, such as your healthcare provider. They can also add information like reports or results directly to your account.

Other languages that work with Lifecard now include Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese.

You can read the full article and other apps reviewed by Ivan Chan on the Diabetes Victoria website