In-depth reviews of the mySugr Diabetes Logbook app.

Clinical review

: Angela Lambie, Pharmacist, Waitemata District Health Board
Date of review: April 2020
Version: 3.64 (Apple) 
Comments: The app has good functionality and if it pairs well with your blood glucose meter, your data would automatically be included. 
Safety concerns: It pairs with Accu-Chek, Eversense and also with fitness apps such as Google Fit. The HbA1c results are displayed in mmol/mol which may be confusing if you are used to viewing your HbA1c as a percentage.
New Zealand relevance: The app can estimate your HbA1c based on blood glucose results over the past 7 days. This records HbA1c in mmol/mol which is different to the New Zealand recommendation of a percentage so may be confusing for some users.

The app has a coach available via monthly subscription where diabetes educators respond to questions based on your data and queries. This is managed by a US-based team of experts and their advice may differ from advice of your own health professional.     

Clinical review

Isabel Raiman, Nurse Practitioner, Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Date of review: July 2016           
Comments: This app is useful as a log for recording blood glucose levels, activity, meals and carbohydrate amounts. It is easy to enter data and store records in one place.
Safety concerns: None. 
New Zealand relevance: The units of measure for blood glucose and weight can be customised to the units used in New Zealand: blood glucose in mmol/L and weight in kilograms. HbA1C is recorded in mmol/mol and not as a percentage, which is the current New Zealand recommendation.   

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