Beyond Type 1 app

An app for anyone with type 1 diabetes who wants an online space to connect with others living with the condition.

Beyond Type 1 By Mighty Networks
Features
  • Social networking – app community

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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? Yes
  • have password protection? Yes
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? Yes
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Cost Free

What does the app do?

Beyond Type 1 app allows people living with type 1 diabetes to connect to other people with the condition. You can share stories, challenges and successes in a safe place. You can have public discussions or ask a question that people can like or comment on. You can also message people privately. The app also has an events section where you can sign up to free Q+As, group meetings, game nights, webinars and more. 

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PROS CONS 

✔ Easy to use.

✔ Respectful place with community guidelines.

✔ Connect with users around the world and in your local area.

✔ Talking about and connecting to people who know what it's like to live with type 1 diabetes can bring about positive benefits.

✘ Large volume of content that may be overwhelming at first. But the app has tips for navigating the app, which is a good place to start.

✘ Some of the experiences shared from around the world may not be relevant to New Zealanders.

✘ Although people with diabetes are experts in their own condition, it's important people do not substitute information on the app for advice from their healthcare team.

✘ It can be easy to compare yourself to other people and their diabetes management which could cause anxiety for some people.

Review details

Date of review: February 2021
Platform reviewed: Apple
Version: 7.2 

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