DNZ Take Control Toolkit app

An app for anyone, but mainly people with diabetes, wanting information on a healthy lifestyle.

DNZ Take Control Toolkit By Diabetes New Zealand
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What does the app do?

This app is a collection of about 60 information resources to help people better manage their health. The resources are mainly aimed at people with diabetes but can be used by anyone and cover the areas of health and wellbeing, food and nutrition and physical activity. Examples of resources include diabetes and depression, how to test your fitness, diabetes and physical activity, working off sugar and fat, commercial break workout, etc. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.  

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✔ Moderately comprehensive information about managing diabetes.   

✘  The app design is unfortunately an incorrect fit to the type of content, which is more suited to apps for magazines. This really lets the app down.
The app simply provides information in the form of PDFs, there are no other features such as blood glucose tracking, medication reminders, carbohydrate calculator, weight and BP tracker etc.
There is some information missing such as insulin and carbohydrate counting.

✘ Reading some of the documents on a smaller mobile device can be challenging.  

✘ The home screen is busy and cluttered. 

✘ Useful videos such as diabetes medication are hidden in the Take Control Toolkit section.   

Privacy and security

The app has a privacy policy which states that personally identifiable information such as name and email address, may be collected but held by the developers only. The policy cautions that the app does have links to external sites that are not operated by Diabetes New Zealand. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.        

Review details

Date of review: July 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 2.5.4
Download size: 4.42 MB
Updated on: 30/10/2017

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Credits: Editorial team. Last reviewed: 23 Apr 2018