MyNetDiary – one of the top diet apps available to smart phone users – launched a new online and mobile app called Diabetes Tracker that’s specifically designed to help those with diabetes better manage their condition.
Launched in 2007 and now hosting more than 2.5 million members, MyNetDiary wanted to bring a diabetes-friendly app to the market since it’s a disease affecting nearly 26 million people in the U.S. alone.
Sergey Oresko, CEO of MyNetDiary, said in a press release that since launching their initial diet app, the company has received a number of requests for an app that caters specifically to diabetics.
“We’ve been asked by thousands of our members to help them track their battle with diabetes,” he said. “And after a year of work on this, we’re pleased to offer the most user-friendly and easy app for tracking everything related to diabetes, diet and exercise, all wrapped into a single iPhone app.”
We recently chatted with Ryan Newhouse, MyNetDiary marketing director, to get a better understanding of how the app works. First, he explained that the Diabetes Tracker is an educational tool and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any ailment or disease.
Can you tell me specifically what this app does and how it works?
The Diabetes Tracker is a comprehensive and easy way to track diet, exercise and information pertinent to managing Diabetes, including glucose levels with multiple target ranges (i.e. pre-meal or post-meal), insulin, blood pressure, carbs, LDL and HDL cholesterol, Hemoglobin A1C, and medications. It is built from the popular and top-rated MyNetDiary Calorie Counter.
Users can set calorie targets for weight loss or weight maintenance, and track their calories consumed and calories burned (via exercise). All while keeping track of their diabetes management efforts.
It is very accurate and helps the user identify how food and exercise affects things like blood sugar. It’s a one-stop-shop for keeping track of medications and readings and diet and exercise, which make it easier for those with diabetes to follow their doctor’s recommendations.
What do people need to know about this app before and after buying it?
It does not prescribe treatment for diabetes – that should come from your doctor. It does, however, make it easy to track your progress and diet based on the plan your doctor provides. Users will need to create at least a free account at MyNetDiary.com to use this app, as all their information is stored automatically in our secure cloud at MyNetDiary.com.
Also, we are not (yet) integrated with any blood glucose monitors. A user must input the information from their blood glucose reading manually.
What kind of consumer response have you seen so far?
Excellent! We have a 5-star average rating in iTunes.
The MyNetDiary Diabetes Tracker app costs $9.99, and is available for iPhones and on iTunes. Find more information about the app at MyNetDiary.com.
Images via MyNetDiary.com
August 20th, 2012