App for Diabetes | Kickstarter Campaign
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Type1D Announces New Collaborative App to Help Parents Better Manage Their Child’s Type 1 Diabetes
Startup Founded by Mother of a Child Recently Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes Uses Kickstarter Campaign and Feedback From Diabetes Community to Launch App; Beta Version to Be Showcased at the 2015 Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 7, 2015) – Type1D™, the developer of the only comprehensive Type 1 Diabetes management app that allows parents to team-manage their child’s diabetes, today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign (#KickType1D) to generate funds to launch the app by the end of 2015. The Type1D app, founded by the mother of a child recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, will be showcased for the first time at the 2015 Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference taking place on July 6-12 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Conference attendees will be able to view the app and sign up to be a part of the beta test.
Type1D allows each caregiver to enter relevant diabetes management data into a single, centralized account to create an instant picture of glucose levels, carbohydrates, insulin doses, activities, and other key pieces of information. Additionally, when a parent updates the child’s carb ratio provided by a healthcare professional, the school nurse, babysitter and others assisting with management will instantly have the updates for the next insulin calculation. When the child hasn’t checked their blood sugar within the required timeframe, the parents can be alerted.
“In patients with diabetes, monitoring blood sugar levels is critical,” said Tyler D. Krohn, M.D., F.A.A.P., Board Certified Pediatrician, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Keeping a vigilant eye on blood sugar levels helps provide healthcare providers and caregivers with a roadmap to better manage the patient’s diabetes and avoid complications. Using mobile health to enhance diabetes management can have tremendous benefits for people living with diabetes. Every patient is unique, and their sensitivity to insulin will change over time. Having a good comprehensive set of data is essential to tailor the treatment and maintain more normal blood sugars, resulting in better outcomes.”
Type1D is the result of one parent’s struggle to find an app that could help her safeguard her child when he was out of her arms. When Type1D Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Julie Crawford’s son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on Halloween in 2014, she began to vigorously research existing monitoring methods for managing her son’s condition. Being a nurse herself, Crawford knew that there were multiple apps available, but none provided her with a comprehensive solution that incorporated an insulin calculator, connected with the caregivers, and had a simple-to-use interface and setup process.
“What started out as an effort to help my son has turned into a greater effort to create and share an app that can be used by others,” said Crawford. “A Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming, but we hope the use of this app will help parents better transition to a ‘new normal’ and give them the power to best manage and monitor their child’s care. It can be hard for parents to keep track of their child’s condition because most children pass between various caregivers each day in their home, school, and during extracurricular activities. By having real-time visibility and centralized data, parents can better track and manage their child’s care.”
According to the American Diabetes Association, the efficacy of using smartphone-based glucose apps has improved the lives of American youth affected by Type 1 diabetes immensely. Today’s children have a much greater opportunity to live as asymptomatic as possible thanks to these innovations in technology. Apps that enable children to consistently self-monitor and relay data that is pertinent to their condition are important as they allow parents to have a long-distance picture of what the disease looks like on a day-to-day basis.
“Children have multiple caregivers that may be responsible for their care throughout the week, such as the parents, babysitter, school nurse, or grandparents,” said Crawford. “While there are numerous apps for diabetes monitoring, very few focus on Type 1 Diabetes and the needs of children. Type1D allows parents to create a team of caregivers, sharing data in a unified platform for better tracking and monitoring.”
Type1D, Inc. is the developer of the only comprehensive Type 1 Diabetes management app that allows parents to team-manage their child’s diabetes. The Type1D app is scheduled to be released for both iOS and Android platforms at the end of 2015. Type1D was co-founded in 2015 by Julie Crawford shortly after her 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The company is dedicated to finding solutions to help families of children with Type 1 Diabetes better track and monitor their care. To learn more, visit www.type1d.com.