Chelsea’s Diabetic Case Study
- Mr. David is a 21-year-old patient suffering from Type 2 diabetes. Being a student, he does not exercise because of the busy schedule related to his academic work.
- David is concerned about his eating habits since most of his meals are often junky. In this scenario, being diabetic, Mr. David is apprehensive because he does not exhibit any seamless adherence to such diabetes self-care practices as blood glucose monitoring, carbohydrate intake, nutritional diets, and regular doctor’s visits (Ramchandani, 2019).
- To reduce the health risks associated with poor nutritional diets, high carbohydrate intake, and lack of close monitoring of glucose levels, David should have access to dependable app reminders and quality tools to devise a more positive regime for his Type 2 diabetes management.
- In this case, MySugr is one of the most recommended tools that meet David’s current health needs, which support his self-care efforts.
- The attending nurse also assessed and identified that to keep the diabetics in control and to establish normal health conditions, MySugr is essential. Such factors as obesity, hypertension, and high blood glucose are easily controlled using the MySugr app.
mHealth Application Information
- APP Name: MySugr.
- Purpose of the APP: Helpful in proper tracking of blood glucose, diet management, insulin levels, and monitoring of carbohydrate intake.
- Intended audience: Valuable for all kinds of the audience more specifically useful for diabetic people who want to track their meals and at the same time, watch over their blood glucose. The app can easily be altered to suit an individual’s dietary needs. Though it is not precise for persons with diabetes, its flexibility makes it valuable for diabetes control. The app will sync with your glucose monitor device to routinely inform and log an individual’s readings (Debong et al., 2019). In this case, a person can easily track their medications, meals, and sugar intake.
- Mobile Device (s): Android and Apple
- How to download: Available on Google store and Apple store.
- Download Link: https://www.mysugr.com/en/.
Why MySugr App?
- MySugr assists in weight loss and obesity control by setting calories goals on daily basis. This is assisted by the Insulin Calculator, which interprets the insulin dose, shots, and any errors or corrections related to uptake.
- The app also provides PDF & Excel reports, a feature which provide easy saving or printing insulin data for doctor’s advice.
- It has Blood glucose reminders, a feature that helps an individual not forgetting to check and log into the app when necessary.
- The app not only helps to set the calorie goals but also the daily nutrition and exercise by keeping the food diary intact, which helps in comprehending an individual’s eating habits (“Diabetes app, blood sugar and carbs tracker”, n.d.). In this way, the app makes sure that the glucose level within the human body is on track and under close management. Having an account on this app will assist in managing daily diet and exercise from where we have left.
- The app has a simplified logging system that helps in scanning barcodes, saving meals and recipes before and after every meal, and use Quick Tools for enhancing the food tracking process.
Establish and Evaluate the App’s Achievements
Approach 1: Closely monitor David’s self-use of the app and its applicability
- While using the app, the patient can maintain their daily medicines, exercises, and nutrition diets.
- The app will assist David in tracking calories, logging profiles, and breaking down ingredients log files found in the app tools.
Approach 2: Conduct a survey to David’s doctors to ascertain that through the app, David was communicating his data to the relevant doctors.
- While using the app, the patient is easily connected with a doctor or nutritionist.
- The doctors give healthy tips on diabetic self-control and management to maintain a healthy record without frequent hospital visits.
Approach 3: Perform diabetes self-control survey to monitor individual’s perception
- While using the app, the patient is gradually improving, and his anxiety level is decreasing with the help of daily progress.
- Debong, F., Mayer, H., & Kober, J. (2019). Real-world assessments of MySugr mobile health app. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 21(S2), 35-40. Web.
- Diabetes app, blood sugar and carbs tracker. (n.d.). MySugr. Web.
- Ramchandani, N. (2019). Virtual coaching to enhance diabetes care. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 21(S2), 48-51. Web.