Diabetes management app made free to help ease NHS strain
People with diabetes are being given free access to an app to help them manage their condition better, freeing up healthcare professionals who are bracing themselves to battle COVID-19.
The mySugr Pro diabetes management app will help improve the experience of digital and/or telephone appointments for people with diabetes by providing blood glucose monitoring information remotely.
Healthcare professionals do not need to install any software, the only data they need to provide is an email address for the person with diabetes so PDF reports can be sent to them.
Normally priced at £20.99 per year, the free offer will be in place until the end of September 2020 and gives the user access for 12 months.
mySugr Pro is a very simple tool to aide remote consultations for people with diabetes who test using any glucose monitor.
mySugr is already used by more than two million registered users worldwide and the Pro version has valuable additional features to enable people living with diabetes to better self-manage their condition.
Conn O’Neill, Public Affairs Lead for Roche Diabetes Care, said: “Having already extended warranties on all our insulin pumps, Roche was keen to explore other ways we could support people with diabetes and their healthcare teams during these unprecedented times.
“Upon reading the NHS England guidance on how to continue the proper management of people with diabetes while protecting resources for the response to coronavirus, offering free access to the fully featured Pro version of our mySugr app was clearly the right thing to do.”
To gain free access to the app, Roche has published a code on its website.
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