This online programme is for New Zealanders wanting to learn about type 2 diabetes in a fun, easy-to-understand way.
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What does the app do?
This online programme provides easy-to-understand information about type 2 diabetes. It has 4 language options – English, te reo Māori, Samoan and Tongan.
Using comic-style, colourful graphics and interactive videos, you followthe story of Hare on his journey as he is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He learns about the different tests to diagnose type 2 diabetes, medicines to treat the condition and the importance of lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. He also learns about the causes and the symptoms of type 2 diabetes as well as what he needs to do to achieve good diabetes control.
There are multiple chapters in the story. You can also jump back to previous chapters in the story.
✔ The graphics and story are fun and entertaining.
✘ Text can be lengthy and hard to read due to the small font.
Privacy and security
The online programme doesn’t collect any personal data. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.
Date of review: October 2020
Platform reviewed: Windows PC
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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