An app for people who need to limit their fluid intake such as people with kidney failure, heart disease or low sodium.
By the National Kidney Foundation (US)
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What does the app do?
The app enables you to keep track of your daily fluid intake, weight and blood pressure. It allows you to set limits for these measurements and alerts you if your blood pressure or weight reaches a level that requires notifying your healthcare provider. The app has provision for you to diarize doctors appointments, create medication lists and store questions for your healthcare provider. It also has information about heart disease, kidney disease, low sodium and dietary tips.
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|✔ Easy to use tracking features - able to track weight, fluid intake and blood pressure.
✔ Quick data entry with the option to export progress in graphical format.
✔ Displays an alert message when limits have been exceeded.
✔ Weight trends can be viewed as graphs for the past week, month 3 months and 6 months.
✔ Good educational resource.
| ✘ The My Medications function that allows the user to create a list of medications does not appear to be working.
✘ No option to view fluid intake over previous days as app resets fluid intake log every 24 hours
✘ Large amount of text content; would benefit from images to support learning.
✘ The notebook function that allows you to diarize doctors appointments, create medication lists and store questions for your healthcare provider does not have a save icon so it is not obvious to the user if their entries have been saved.
✘ Default settings are American measurement units such as pounds and ounces, but does make allowances for conversion to kg and mL - difference in units can be confusing to NZ users.
Privacy and security
Date of review: Dec 2016
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 1.0.2
Download size: 3.4 MB
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The following references relate to articles about apps for heart failure and kidney disease.
- Athilingam P, Osorio RE, Kaplan H, et al. Embedding Patient Education in Mobile Platform for Patients With Heart Failure: Theory-Based Development and Beta Testing. Comput Inform Nurs. 2016 Feb;34(2):92-8.
- Lai J, Porter J. Dietary mobile apps and their effect on nutritional indicators in chronic renal disease: a systematic review. Nephrology (Carlton). 2015 May 10.