Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s mySugr: Easy to use daily diabetes logbook – find out what the Lempert Report thought.
What it says it does: The mySugr app is your loyal diabetes tracker for your iPhone. From now on, stay in control of your health and say goodbye to manual logging. On a daily basis, mySugr helps you control your blood sugar levels, monitor your carbs, track your insulin use and avoid hypers/hypos to make your diabetes suck less.
Data plays a key role in Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes management and mySugr simplifies the diabetic data ecosystem. It’s quick and easy to collect your daily therapy data such as meals, diet, meds, blood sugars, insulin, carbs and more. You can use mySugr as a 24-hour tracker, seeing all essential diabetic data at a glance, right on the first screen. Monitor your medical condition with a graph of the day, average blood sugar, standard deviation, amount of insulin, activity levels and more.
What it actually does: mySugr helps those with diabetes (Type 1 and 2) better manage their blood sugar. Users can add their blood sugar readings, meal entries, medicines, mood and more to create incredibly useful information to help make better decisions going forward. Having a bagel for breakfast? Search for bagel in the app and see how your blood sugar responded previously (and how much insulin you took), did it spike? Use that information to make a better meal choice today.
How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is extremely useful for those with blood sugar imbalances. For some users logging their meals and blood sugar numbers will not come easily, but the visually appealing graphs and encouragement from the app will help with engagement.
Ease of use: The app is very easy to use and provides great information for users and their health care providers. The information generated from the data users add, creates actionable and immediately useful information.
Who would best benefit from the app?: Anyone with diabetes, who wants to better control their condition through dietary choices and data collection will find the app very useful. In store dietitians may also want to use this app with shoppers.