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There are dozens of free apps available for your smart phone that can help you track your blood sugar levels, your diet, your activity level, and provide healthy recipes. Most new smart phones come with apps that track your steps and let you enter what you eat.

If you’re downloading an app, check the ratings and read the comments to see if it is the right one for you.  If there is a fee, usually there is a free version you can try first.  Here is just a sampling of what you can find.

mySugr Diabetes Logbook lets you log your meals and record your medication and blood sugar readings. You can include comments about how you feel and use this a log when you meet with your doctor.

Lose It! Lets you log everything you eat and has a large database of nutrition info for chain restaurants, grocery stores and brand-name foods.

Couch to 5K is a tool designed to help sedentary people get moving.

If you prefer games to increase your activity, try Ingress or Pokémon GO.