A couple of weeks ago, my clever and amazing friends from mySugr launched a new platform for people with diabetes called mySugr Academy. Currently this online educational program is only available for people with type 2 diabetes, but hang on tight as they’re currently working on a curriculum for those with type 1 diabetes too.
Developed by a team of diabetes healthcare professionals including diabetes nurse educators, dietitians and doctors, mySugr Academy consists of 10 levels. Topics range from basic introduction to diabetes (with lots of great simple explanatory videos) to tips on smart food shopping and even dealing with motivation when it comes to diabetes management.
Having had a look at the first level, I fell in love with the light hearted educational style that used comical animations and turned complex concepts into easy to understand videos. Certainly something not easy to achieve, yet mySugr have nailed it once again.
My favourite thing about mySugr, aside from the burst of colours and cute animations, is the human diabetes touch in their diabetes apps. With several of the founders (and many of the mySugr team) living with diabetes themselves, they hold a unique perspective of what works for people with diabetes and an understanding of what the community wants. In addition, they take onboard the feedback that users provide and actually use that to improve their apps.
So for those of you with type 2 diabetes, I urge you to check this out. Even if it’s just for fun and giggles. For the type 1 community, expect something of this calibre for you and get excited about what’s coming your way! Most importantly, to all the diabetes health professionals out there, start thinking outside of the box when it comes to diabetes education. Incorporating web and mobile apps such as these are a great and gentle introduction to diabetes. Clients can go through content in their own time away from the stress of a clinical environment and may even come back with more questions.
I cannot rave highly enough about mySugr and I am extremely excited to see this little start up company progress to world domination in diabetes healthcare.
To find out more about mySugr Academy and other mySugr products, head over to mysugr.com.
Disclaimer: I have not been paid to promote mySugr. However, I have been lucky enough to be invited to share my opinions with the team a few times and am an alpha tester for their companion app. But they’re also just super awesome and thought they deserved a shoutout!