An app aimed at people with diabetes (type 1, type 2, gestational, prediabetes, latent autoimmune diabetes, maturity onset diabetes of the young) wanting to record and track your blood glucose levels, nutrition and exercise, and estimate your HbA1c.
|mySugr Diabetes Logbook||By mySugr GmbH|
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What does the app do?
The mySugr Diabetes Logbook app allows you to record your blood glucose levels throughout the day, and using these values it calculates an estimated HbA1c after 7 days. It also allows you to record other information such as carbohydrate consumption, body weight, physical activity, blood pressure, ketones, medicines and insulin doses.
To be fun and entertaining, and encourage positive habits (such as recording your insulin dose), the app uses a 'monster friend' and a reward system and there are additional activity challenges that you can sign up to.
There is also a mySugr Coach, which is available on the monthly subscription, where you can ask specific questions about your diabetes. The questions are answered by a diabetes educator who can review your data and offer solutions based on your goals and query.
|✔ This app is useful as a log for recording blood glucose levels, activity, meals and carbohydrate amounts.
✔ Easy to use and good visuals when looking back through previous days' data.
✔ Enables quick entry of data and you can pair some blood glucose meters via Bluetooth to record your data automatically.
✔ The app is American-based but the units of measure for blood glucose and weight can be customised to the units used in New Zealand.
|✘ Cost to upgrade to Pro version which has functions like reports and reminders and access to a coach.
✘ The app is American-based — HbA1C is recorded in mmol/mol and not as a percentage, which is the current New Zealand recommendation.
- April 2020: Version: 3. 64, Apple, internal and clinical review
- July 2016: Version: 3.16.1, Android, internal and clinical review
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The following references relate to articles about apps for diabetes management.
- Rhyner D, Loher H, Dehais J, et al. Carbohydrate estimation by a mobile phone-based system versus self-estimations of individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a comparative study J Med Internet Res. 2016 May 11;18(5):e101.
- Deacon AJ, Edirippulige S. Using mobile technology to motivate adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review of recent literature. J Telemed Telecare. 2015 Dec;21(8):431-8.
- Arnhold M, Quade M, Kirch W. Mobile applications for diabetics: a systematic review and expert-based usability evaluation considering the special requirements of diabetes patients age 50 years or older. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Apr 9;16(4).
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