Are you competent in managing patients with diabetes? Do you know which insulin is which? Can you effectively manage hypoglycaemia? Up to 15% of all adult patients in hospital have diabetes. The vast majority of these are cared for by medical teams who are not experts in diabetes. Based on info from NHS diabetes and also from central 'ThinkGlucose' guidance, this App from Southampton General Hospital will provide a... more »
A diet app to help those on special diets or weight loss programmes. You programme in your height and weight and a diet requirement, perhaps for weight loss or a food stuff to be eliminate. The app then provides you with a healthy weekly menu, including recipe and nutritional info and a weekly shopping list. The recipes could be interchangeable if you really don't like the option and would suggest alternatives if your... more »
A bar-code scanner which would display relevant dietary information for the user. For example someone with type 1 diabetes could use the scanner to accurately determine the carbohydrate content of something and the amount of insulin they would require. Or someone with PKU could look up the phenylalanine content. In cases where bar-codes are not available (i.e. eating or drinking out) photos could be supplied of food... more »
Fun, easy but educatinoal apps to help patients learn about and contribute towards manage their long term condition (diabetes/asthma etc.) Helping them recognise early warning signs that their health is worsening, so they can seek the right treatment early and hopefully avoid a crisis point which could result in a hospital admission.
A simple daily check of your heart health using heart rate variability (HRV). HRV is an excellent barometer of a healthy body and mind - the more variability the better!
Compare against your age group and try making changes to your lifestyle to see quickly how much improvement you can make and avoid ever getting high blood pressure or diabetes.
Wow, that’s a lot for an app to do I hear you say. You are right, it would need capabilities way beyond what is possible solely with a smartphone app. However "my favourite app" bit.ly/oPqDX6 an NHS owned, low cost innovation “Florence” aka “Flo” is already doing all of this and a lot more, working with unlimited single conditions and co-morbidities sharing data instantly across primary, secondary and 3rd sector teams,... more »
“Florence” or “Flo” is an NHS owned, low cost web app designed to enable many thousands of patients take responsibility for the monitoring and management of their own condition or treatment. Flo allows multiple healthcare teams to share patient information and assist patients in the management of their own care for a single or multiple conditions. Flo is used to: -Regularly collect, monitor and alert on any biometric... more »
The Diabetes UK Tracker app is for people who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or are caring for someone who does, to help them manage their diabetes. The app is designed to be quick and simple to use, taking the daily chore out of logging levels such as blood glucose, carbohydrates and calories. The app was designed by a team that included user experience professionals, clinical specialists and people with diabetes,... more »
This is an app that has been jointly developed by the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences ( http://www.primarycare.ox.ac.uk ), the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Oxford ( http://www.ibme.ox.ac.uk ) and a spin-out company, t+ Medical. The app helps people with type 2 diabetes who take tablets to control their blood glucose levels. Sometimes, if blood glucose levels are too high, the number of tablets which... more »