Diabesties harnesses the power of social accountability and engagement to help people manage their diabetes and improve their treatment adherence. The iphone app lets friends get real-time peer support, troubleshooting and motivation from each other. The application also logs all the blood glucose data points entered for later access and thus empower people to take care of their health.
The “Diabesties” concept was the brainchild of CDN’s program director, Jo Treitman, after she started texting with several friends who were also struggling to manage their diabetes while on their college campus.
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a non-profit organization that helps students create groups on college and university campuses, and provides information relevant to young adult life with Type I diabetes.
Diabesties is a free diabetes tracking tool and the latest in the arena of social mobile health apps.
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