When it comes to taming the diabetes monster, you need all the help you can get because that particular monster lurks everywhere. Roche Thailand is on the hunt, too; diabetes is a massive concern in the country. Consider this: with 8.3 per cent of the adult population between the ages of 20-79 years deal with impaired glucose tolerance, the Kingdom is among the top ten countries in the world with the highest prevalence of diabetes. Add to this rising diabetes in children and teens, both Type 1 and Type 2.
Managing diabetes is key. Helping do that is Roche’s mySugr app, a digital diabetes management tool, aims to simplify life with diabetes. Roche has recently launched the app in Thailand, currently only available in the English language. The app stores all important diabetes data from connected devices, integrations, and manual entries, in one place.
This way, users can track all relevant diabetes data on their smartphones. In combination with the open ecosystem from Roche, the app enables data sharing. In addition, it connects people with diabetes with their caregivers. With more than 3 million registered users, mySugr, sweetens the deal with diabetes, simplifying life.
It collects relevant therapy data in one place through all connected devices: Accu-Chek Guide or the Accu-Chek Instant blood glucose meters. The integrations with other solutions, such as Apple Health, also provide data-driven decision support for users. Some of its key features include a personalised logging screen, an estimated HbA1c, an overview of the past 7, 14, 30 and 90 days and a blood glucose graph representing logged blood sugar values.
Through manual log entries, users can include information about the insulin therapy, current and target blood glucose levels, stress levels, medication, carbohydrate intake or details of activities. The app also provides motivational triggers and feedback on the current therapy status. Besides the Basic app version, users connecting an Accu-Chek meter to the mySugr app are automatically changed to mySugr PRO. The PRO version offers access to features such as comprehensive PDF and Excel reports. These can be shared, for example, via email with healthcare professionals, a photo function to remember meals taken, a search tool to detect patterns in daily diabetes management.
Explains Mihai Irimescu, Head of Roche Diabetes Care in Thailand, “Data plays a key role in diabetes management. It helps people living with diabetes manage their daily diabetes routine and healthcare professionals to adjust therapy. However, collecting and managing diabetes data is usually cumbersome and time-consuming. The mySugr app simplifies life with diabetes, making it quick and easy to gather relevant therapy data in one place through a growing number of connected devices, integrations and manual entries.“
Asked about extending digital solutions to managing diabetes in children, Mihai says, “Digital applications can help children with Type 1 Diabetes to record the data more with gamification since these children have an active lifestyle and still love to play.”
Additionally, mySugr users can integrate data into the RocheDiabetes Care Platform, a state-of-the-art clinician software providing meaningful, actionable insights in a user-friendly format. This integration will allow sharing of Data remotely from the mySugr Logbook with healthcare professionals, enabling them to discuss therapy-relevant data with healthcare professionals more easily and receive more personalised therapy adjustments.