Did Plus is an innovative app for people with diabetes on insulin therapy. By allowing access
to a rich photographic database of foods and the customization of serving sizes, DID Plus simplifies the daily management of insulin therapy and makes carbohydrate counting easier. With DID Plus, patients with diabetes can store information relating to diabetes managements (blood glucose level, food choices, physical activity of choice, intercurrent illnesses, and insulin boluses), and be in constant contact with their Diabetologist. Immediately upon downloading the app from the store, patients can access the food photographic database, easily and intuitively personalize their serving sizes, and promptly receive information about the nutritional values and carbohydrate count of their foods of choice. Furthermore, DID Plus provides patients with additional features: an insulin bolus calculator and constant remote connection with their Diabetologist. In order to access these advanced DID Plus functions, it is necessary to promptly activate the app start up procedure, which can only be completed by a Diabetologist through Smart Digital Clinic diabetes electronic medical record.
Which advantages does DID Plus offer to people with diabetes?
1) Carbohydrate counting helps people with diabetes on insulin therapy to correctly self-manage their therapy at mealtime. If correctly performed, this approach can help patients to have a good range of eating choices.
2) Once activated, DID Plus helps patients automatically to calculate their insulin bolus based upon customized factors suggested by their Diabetologist, and, in turn, suggests the correct insulin dose. These are just meal-based insulin dose recommendations that must be independently evaluated and can be either accepted or rejected by patients.
3) Among its advanced functions, DID Plus allows patients to communicate remotely with their Diabetologist. With the support of Telemedicine, patients can now send with a simple touch their system-stored data, which will be received by the physician directly on the patient’s electronic medical record (Smart Digital Clinic). The Diabetologist will have the opportunity to assess the efficacy of the patient’s therapy and, if necessary, modify it. A Push notification will alert the patient that new settings have been saved.