Roche makes mySugr diabetes management app free again to support NHS

By Editor
29th January 2021
Coronavirus, Self management Self-monitoring of blood glucose Technology

Free access to the mySugr Pro diabetes management app is to be extended to help support people with diabetes and ease the burden on the NHS during the second COVID-19 wave.

Roche Diabetes Care made the software free back in March 2020 when the first lockdown was announced. Now the company has decided to support the health service again by making its app free for all who require it for a month.

Free access to mySugr Pro, which normally costs £20.99 per person per year, will help improve the experience of digital or telephone appointments for people with diabetes by providing blood glucose monitoring information remotely.

mySugr allows users to enter blood glucose results from any monitor and is already used by more than two million registered users worldwide. It allows people to view their estimated HbA1c levels at a glance and calculate their precise insulin dose recommendation. The Pro version has valuable additional features to enable people living with diabetes to better self-manage their condition.

Dr Claire Marriott, Medical Affairs Lead at Roche Diabetes Care said: “Supporting people with diabetes is essential at this time. Tools that support someone living with diabetes in their glucose management can also enhance remote consultations. This then has the added benefit of freeing up valuable time of our healthcare providers.”

Michael Goetzl, Managing Director, Roche Diabetes Care UK and Ireland, said: “In these extraordinary times, the day to day challenges for people with diabetes remain unchanged and do not go away. The health system is having to adapt quickly to continue providing support whilst also prioritising resources for the ongoing fight against coronavirus. Offering access to this tool is one of the ways that we at Roche Diabetes Care can help.”

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