People living with diabetes in Kent and Medway can look forward to using a special app to help them track their health, thanks to the generous support of the Paula Carr Diabetes Trust.
The my mhealth app will be offered to 100,000 patients initially. Once a patient has been introduced to the app by their health professional they are then asked to fill in their details such as their blood glucose levels or BMI. Providing this information on the app will help improve patient care, with health professionals having easy access to the patient’s most important healthcare information.
There is in-app content tailored to enable patients to monitor their blood glucose, HbA1C, and other risk factors. They also have access to an expert educational programme that helps them to learn about their conditions with the aim of reducing their risk of serious long-term complications.
Gary Fagg MBE, Chairman of the Paula Carr Diabetes Trust, commented:
“The Paula Carr Diabetes Trust are proud to be investing in a partnership with Kent & Medway CCG and my mhealth at this very important time for the NHS. We know first-hand the challenges diabetes patients have in accessing services. Providing the diabetes digital platform, myDiabetes, offers a significant breakthrough to the continuing education and access to services for our diabetes patients across the region.”
Patients wishing to find out more about the app should talk to their GP practice or their diabetes health professional.