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AgaMatrix Diabetes Manager

AgaMatrix Diabetes Manager
developed by AgaMatrix, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Diabetes management log.

“The ‘WaveSense Jazz’ meter will be the first medical device to connect directly with the Apple iOS platform. A new download cable, demonstrated at the 2010 American Diabetes Association conference, will plug the ‘Jazz’ meter into the phone, so that users will eventually be able to automatically download their glucose data into the app. Visually, and in terms of functionality, it beats the competition hands down, if you ask me. It’s big, clear interface has been upgraded to provide more functionality: super-easy tabs for tagging your readings and making notes on them; graphical views in which important results are brightly highlighted; and the ability to tap any data point on a graph to immediately see details, notes, and tags on that individual result. You can also easily email charts of your results to your doctor or family members in basic CSV file format. Blood glucose results are color-coded, so that the highs and lows pop right out at you, so to speak. My one big gripe to date is the need for manual data entry.” Diabetes Mine, USA | http://bit.ly/bX7qLW


Tags: Medical

BrainyApp

BrainyApp
developed by Alzheimer's Australia


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / Spanish

Cost: Free
A toolkit to help fight dementia, using changes in lifestyle.
"Most people know how to reduce their risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke but they don't realise that the same healthy lifestyle choices may also lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia.  The idea is that what is good for the heart is also good for the brain." Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society, UK | http://bit.ly/1C2V26t


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

Diapp

Diapp
developed by Unit040 Design B.V./Unit040 Ontwerp B.V., Netherlands


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Dutch / English

Cost: £2.09 [approximately €2.99, $3.25]

Carbohydrate-/meal-logging app and medication calculator.

“Counting the number of carbohydrates you have in a meal may take many ‘years’ with the aid of only a log-book and tables. Fortunately, there is now an app that can assist: ‘Diapp’. You simply select the products that you eat. The app then calculates the total carbohydrates, and the number of units you need to inject. You can also add products. Expansion to other platforms [beyond Apple] is at the planning stage. Meanwhile, this app is not available for Android devices. One of our readers pointed us to a similar app on Android: ‘HelpDiabetes’.” Diabetesvereniging Nederland (DVN) [Netherlands Diabetes Association], Netherlands | http://bit.ly/UyMNyc


Tags: Medical

FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch
developed by George Institute for Global Health; Bupa Australia


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
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Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
“The FoodSwitch app for smartphones (iPhones, Androids), is currently only available in Australia and is helping thousands of people make healthier choices in supermarket aisles.” 
George Institute for Global Health, Australia | http://bit.ly/1jERp04


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

FoodSwitch New Zealand

FoodSwitch New Zealand
developed by George Institute for Global Health, Australia; Bupa Care Services New Zealand; National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), University of Auckland


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
“This month, a smartphone app called ‘FoodSwitch’ is being launched by the University of Auckland’s National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI). The free app lets you scan the barcodes of packaged foods using your smartphone’s camera. FoodSwitch then gives you colour-coded ‘traffic-light’ information about the food’s fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content. You’ll be able to see at a glance whether a food has high (red), or medium-ish (orange), or low (green) amounts of total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. FoodSwitch will also give you a list of similar foods that are healthier choices, and it lets you share all this via social media. Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu, who leads NIHI’s nutrition research programme, says people have been bewildered by confusing food labels for too long. “Research shows that people like traffic-light labels and can use them to make healthier choices. FoodSwitch is a tool that can help them do this”. FoodSwitch was originally developed in Australia by the George Institute for Global Health, and is being launched here with Bupa Care Services NZ. Auckland researchers have tailored it for New Zealand shoppers with over 8,000 packaged foods in the database. What’s more, shoppers can help increase this number; if you scan a barcode not in the database, you’re prompted to take three photos of the product’s package for researchers to add new products to the app.” Consumer, New Zealand | http://bit.ly/1qlvUGM


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

FoodSwitch UK

FoodSwitch UK
developed by George Institute for Global Health; Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH); Medical Research Council (MRC) Human Nutrition Research (HNR); British Heart Foundation (BHF) Health Promotion Research Group; Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
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Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
“Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), along with other UK researchers, have launched a new free and impartial smartphone app that will allow you to scan in your favourite food-and-drink products, and see their nutritional values, plus healthier alternatives. The app provides ‘at a glance’ colour-coded nutrition information for over 80,000 products. Allows customers to switch to healthier products based on established nutrition criteria. Developed by leading health experts, and supported by 13 organisations, ‘FoodSwitch’ allows users to scan the barcode of over 80,000 packaged food and drinks sold across major UK supermarkets using their smartphone camera to receive immediate, easy to understand, ‘traffic-light’ colour-coded nutritional information, along with suggested similar, healthier products. It is now easier than ever for consumers to reduce high levels of fat, salt and sugar in their families’ diet. When the barcode of a food or drink product is scanned by a smartphone, ‘FoodSwitch’ instantly searches the database and identifies healthier products by comparing the overall nutritional value of the product to existing government criteria. The overall nutritional rating takes into account a range of different factors important to general health including fats, sugars, salt, protein and fibre. ‘FoodSwitch’ gives customers the perfect opportunity to get to grips with what the labels mean, and to better understand what is in their food. The app colour codes each product by the content of four important nutrients: total fat, saturated fat (saturates), sugars and salt. Red – (high) try to choose products with less red circles. Amber – (amber) this choice is OK, but going for choices labelled green is better. Green – (low) the more green circles, the healthier the choice.” Blood Pressure UK (Blood Pressure Association), UK | http://bit.ly/1jEWZQ5


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

Fooducate

Fooducate
developed by Fooducate Ltd, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides nutritional information on foods, with the aim of helping a user with diabetes to lose weight, and to manage diet.

“This app could be your shopping companion on the next trip to the grocery store. You can scan barcodes, search for products, and browse categories to find foods you’re shopping for. By selecting a food, you’ll get a list of health pros (for instance, 100% whole grain), and cons (for instance, loaded with high-fructose corn syrup), and can compare it to similar products. Keep track of products you eat regularly by ‘liking’ a food. Then, next time you hit the store, you can pull up a ‘My likes’ list of foods you might want to buy again.” American Diabetes Association (ADA) | Source no longer available


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

GoMeals

GoMeals
developed by Anupam Godbole, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation



Cost: Free

App that aims to help a user manage blood-sugar levels through healthy eating.

“ ‘GoMeals’ is the best carbohydrate-counting app I’ve seen. Comprehensive, easy to use, and doesn’t require the Internet. Score!” Blogger on TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), USA | Source no longer available


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

HabitRPG

HabitRPG
developed by OCDevel LLC (Tyler Renelle)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German

Cost: Free
Role-playing game (RPG) that offers the user ‘virtual’ rewards for having good personal habits.
“HabitRPG is a productivity app in which you get to insert your own metrics to measure yourself against. So, for example, as I have a connective tissue disorder, I need to ensure that my joints don’t get stiff. So, regular stretching is one of my metrics. Eating a certain amount of fruit per week is another. I get role-playing game (RPG) videogame-style rewards (experience points; avatar upgrades) for successfully completing these metrics each day/week/month.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Norway. | PatientView survey, October 2014.


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

Numera Social

Numera Social
developed by Numera Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Lifestyle planner for managing changes in nutrition and exercise regimes—one potential aim of which might be slowing the progression of diabetes, for instance. 

“The American Diabetes Association of Washington has partnered with Numera, a leading telehealth and social media technology company, to reach the community with a new approach to wellness and diabetes management. The app is free, and available to anyone who would like to participate in health plans and challenges, to improve nutrition and exercise, to prevent or delay the development and progression of diabetes. American Diabetes Association (ADA) | http://on.fb.me/1pV9yXx


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

Pact

Pact
developed by Pact


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / Spanish

Cost: Free
Encourages healthy eating and exercise.
“It encourages monetary rewards for compliant users (those who exercise and eat well). Users can also lose money from using the platform. It is almost like bribing users to exercise.” Empowered patient, Australia | PatientView survey, February 2014


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

Restaurant Nutrition

Restaurant Nutrition
developed by Jon Carroll, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free, in app purchases are £2.52 each [approximately €3.93, $4.01]

Restaurant guide that allows the user to track restaurant meals eaten, and to view nutritional information on the 60,000-plus food items held in the menus of over 250 restaurants.

“I use the app, which is great when you’re eating out at fast-food places.” Blogger on Diabetes.co.uk | http://bit.ly/MH6n7G


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

ShopWell - Diet and Food Scanner

ShopWell - Diet and Food Scanner
developed by YottaMark, Inc


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Food scanner that seeks to match healthy ingredients with an individual’s personal dietary requirements.
“ ‘Shop Well’ allows me to scan the universal product code (UPC) of some food items, and I can set up specific parameters for it to search by.” Person living with coeliac disease, USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


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

Track3

Track3
developed by Coheso Inc, USA


TrackersInformation

English

Cost: Android: £3.75 [approximately €5.36, $5.83], Apple: £3.85 [approximately €5.51, $5.99]

Diabetes logbook for the recording and tracking of factors affecting blood-sugar levels. Nutritional information is also provided.

“I use ‘Track3’ and ‘Calorie King’ for carbohydrate counting. Both apps are very good. There are other apps, but these two apps have the most flexibility. The ‘Track 3’ app is the best, though, because it covers everything that is diabetes related.” Blogger on the Type-1 Support Forum of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/T9ZJ6R


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

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