EndoGoddess


Listed in: Blood glucose monitoring  Self-management  Diet  Exercise  
EndoGoddess

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Diabetes-management journal for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, carbohydrate intake, and insulin dosages - with reminders when to test your blood glucose

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Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English (the ‘Get involved’ section, though, is relevant in the US only)

Cost

Free

Developer

eProximiti; Duet Health LLC, both USA
(Based in United States)
http://www.eproximiti.com support email

Funder

Dr Jennifer Dyer [USA-based healthcare professional specialising in paediatric endocrinology]

Medical Adviser

Dr Jennifer Dyer

Features

Reminders Reminders
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Trackers Trackers
Information Information

Summary

Diabetes-management journal for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, carbohydrate intake, and insulin dosages. Pre-programmed time-slot reminders to record data can be set, as well as reminders to log appointments with healthcare professionals. A note-taking function allows ‘to-do’s to be added in the timeline section. The educational section offers information and server-generated tips on diabetes medication, exercising, insulin, and recipes. The ‘Get involved’ section contains details about diabetes associations and camps (relevant in the US only), and on access to relevant social media. ‘Points’ are awarded to the user each time data is logged (with the intention that responsible loggers can claim items at a future date from the iTunes store).


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Diabetes Mine, USA
Review: “Earning rewards for tracking your blood sugar? That’s the new twist provided by ‘EndoGoddess’, a diabetes app from Dr Jen Dyer, an Ohio-based endocrinologist who is deep into social media. Her app allows patients to earn points for every day they log their blood sugars four times. The points can be cashed in for songs on iTunes. Cool. I found the interface for tracking your blood sugar very simple (almost too simple). There are only four slots to enter your blood sugar: breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime. You can enter carbs and insulin as well, but you can only enter your insulin dose in whole numbers. For pumpers, that’s a no-go. As far as we could tell, there was no way to backdate entries. In ‘Reminders’, you can set alarms to remind you to test your blood sugar. But they are pre-programmed at specific times, which you can’t change to your own preference. Unlike other diabetes apps, there are no graphs to review, and the only ‘history’ is the number of points you’ve earned in past weeks. Despite not being visible on the app, there are graphs you can share with your doctor or anyone else (a common feature in glucose-logging apps, these days). The app does also offer an educational component, with basic info on insulin, other diabetes meds, exercise and visiting your endocrinologist, plus recipes (although the recipes don’t come with carbohydrate counts). This app seems quite useful for newly-diagnosed people with diabetes, type-2 diabetics, or people who tend to test their blood sugar at the same, very specific, times of day (it’s not dynamic enough to handle the variety of life with type-1 diabetes). The app itself is nicely designed and easy to read and use. It misses the opportunity to customise, and provide enough information for the patient to see problem areas at a single glance. (Note that this app just came out two weeks ago, so we’re hoping for those additions soon.) The prospect of earning points for iTunes songs is a pretty tempting deal, though. Nice to see an endocrinologist getting into the apps game.”
Source: http://bit.ly/pteHMx
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://www.diabetesmine.com
Reviewer: Blogger on Diabetes Daily Forum, USA
Review: “I am a big fan of diabetes technology and anything that will make my life easier, so I like to keep a close eye on new and upcoming products. Dr Jen Dyer has been around the diabetes online community for a while. After exploring the power of social media in a study involving using text messages with her patients, Dr Dyer took a leave from her practice to develop a mobile app for diabetes. The app contains some similar concepts to other diabetes apps. You can record your glucose levels, and insulin doses, and keep track of your various types of insulin—especially for those on multiple daily-insulin-injection regimen (MDI). Some new features I don’t remember seeing before in other apps are the ability to record medical appointments, and to set blood-glucose testing reminders. There is also a place to learn more about diabetes, and everything it involves (types, nutrition, devices, etc), which will probably be most helpful for the newly diagnosed. The ‘Get involved’ link at the bottom contains more information about various associations, camps, and (most importantly) social media. Incorporating social media is what I believe has the potential to set this app apart from its competitors. Notice on the front page that there is the ability to earn ‘points’ by using the app. The technology is not quite integrated into the app yet, but we will eventually have the ability to cash the points in for songs in iTunes. There is really no shortage of diabetes apps on the market. So far, they all do pretty much the same thing. With few exceptions, they record our information. But, just like our diabetes devices, they do not provide a usable way to benefit from the records. I do not have a desire for another step in my diabetes management. From the diabetes online community’s interactions with Dr Dyer in the past, I am excited to see the next steps in the development of her app. I think she gets ‘it’, and gets ‘us’; so, I believe that this app will continue to set itself apart from the others on the market.”
Source: (Source no longer available)
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1cKrHT9

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