This is a sort of but not quite press release about a new diabetes app for people with smartphones. Not investigated it myself, this comes from the wonderful CHAIN (Contact, Help, Advice & Information Network) which I have recommended many times on this blog before and continue to do so. It’s free to sign up.
‘I would like to let people with an interest in Diabetes know about a brand new free application Patient.co.uk have launched ahead of next week’s Diabetes Week, which helps people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes to easily record and monitor their condition.
Called ‘Diabetes Manager’ the application tracks various key indicators such as the number and severity of hypos, blood glucose levels and food and drink intake and is completely customisable.
Commenting on the application, Dr Hayley Willacy, who peer-reviewed Diabetes Manager said: “One of the most useful and practical aspects to this app is the ability for patients to see their records easily in a graph and save their most notable records as talking points to discuss with their GP. What’s more they can export and share their results with their doctor.”
David Cragg, a patient with diabetes who provided user insight to our team during the development of the app said: “It’s great that an organisation such as Patient.co.uk has engaged people with diabetes to help shape their iPhone application. The resulting application has some truly unique features, such as marking notable entries to help locate results when discussing concerns with health care professionals.”
To find out more and download the app you can visit: http://www.patient.co.uk/press-releases/launch-of-free-clinically-backed-diabetes-manager-app ‘
See also: Diabetes UK Tracker app for people with diabetes (available for iPhone and Android) – this app won the Third Sector Excellence Award for use of digital media, in September 2012.