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5 Features the Next Big Diabetes App Needs (That mySugr Doesn’t Have)

Diabetes affects around 29 million people in America.

The rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and the need for more intensive disease management programs are putting a pressure on healthcare systems.

Especially in primary care, when doctors frequently don’t have enough time with their patients.

Mobile technology (such as smartphones and wearable devices) enables highly scalable new ways of T2D management.

Approximately 77% of American adults have access to a smartphone, regardless of socioeconomic class or race.

More than half of smartphone owners use their mobile devices to access health information.

The Story of mySugr, a Diabetes Management App

MySugr, founded in 2012, is a digital health company dedicated to making diabetes management easier.

mySugr is an excellent companion for monitoring and managing diabetes, with all necessary information stored on the patient’s smartphone and ready for use.

It enables users to transfer data from existing and non-connected blood monitors to their cellphones.

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After retrieving data, users can use it to their benefit.

It allows people to track their diabetes, carb intake, blood pressure, insulin dose, and so on. MySugr sells memberships.

There are two subscription plans: mySugr Pro and a freemium ad-supported version.

Offer their products to healthcare insurers to bring in more revenue.

Features for the Next Big Diabetes App

MySugr is an obviously popular diabetes management app among people, but even the best tools have room for improvement.

As technology grows the needs of diabetic patients continue to shift. You have an opportunity to build the next big diabetes management app.

Here are 5 features you may consider that mySugar left.

1. Real-Time Personalized Coaching

While mySugr offers some educational resources, a truly futuristic app would take it a step further.

Imagine a built-in AI assistant that analyzes your data (blood sugar, food intake, activity) and offers you personalized coaching in real time.

This could include recommending adjustments to your food plan, medication dosage, or exercise routine based on current trends.

2. Advanced Meal Planning and Carb Counting

Carb counting is an important part of diabetic control, but it may be boring.

The next big app should include features such as:

  • Smart recipe integration
  • Scan barcodes and analyze meals
  • Predictive carb counting

3. Gamification and Motivation Tools

Diabetes requires constant monitoring. A gamified app can improve management’s engagement and motivation. This may involve:

  • Reward systems
  • Challenges and competitions
  • Personalized avatars and progress tracking

4. Mental Health and Stress Management

  • Mood tracking and journaling
  • Guided relaxation exercises
  • Educational resources on the mind-body connection in diabetes

5. Seamless Integration with Wearables and Devices

Data is king in diabetes management.

The ideal app would seamlessly connect with various wearables (CGMs, smartwatches) and medical devices (blood glucose monitors, insulin pumps) to create a holistic picture of your health.

This would eliminate the need for manual data entry and allow for a more automated management approach.

Let’s Help You to Build a Next-gen Diabetes App

If you’re planning to build a diabetes management app, you must incorporate these features.

We at SyS Creations can help you build an application that goes beyond simple data tracking and supports patients to take proactive and personalized care.

4 Process of Your Diabetes Management App Development

Let’s map out the steps to build a diabetes Diabetes Management App.

1. Discovery & Research stage

We begin by researching your target demographic and competition to gather data for an informed conclusion.

2. Design and Development

This is also the moment when our design team develops a prototype and an idea.

When developing the platform’s UI and UX prototypes, our team evaluates how well the technology stack, functions, and overall aesthetics suit the client’s requirements.

3. Development Stage

Our professionals develop an early version of the full product based on the technology stack chosen.

4. Testing and Launching

After all testing and bug fixes are completed, your diabetes control solution is ready to use.

Remember that any service needs ongoing support in order to compete effectively in the market. We do it rightfully.

One call, and we will take care of the rest.

Core Features for a Diabetes App

  • Glucose Level Monitoring
  • Diet Planning
  • Carbohydrates Calculator
  • Food Database
  • Doctor Consultation and Appointment
  • Medication Search and Purchase
  • Physical Activity Management
  • Reminder System
  • Reports

Compliance We Follow

Any other healthcare software must comply with regulatory criteria.

The regulations primarily address the privacy and security of patient data.

The standards vary by country or region and are determined by various authorities.

  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) — the US.
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) — the EU.
  • DPA (Data Protection Act) — the UK.
  • PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) — Canada.

We keep these regulations in mind before building diabetes management apps.

White-Label vs Custom App Development: What Should You Choose?

White-Label Apps

  • Cost-effective and easy to launch.
  • Limited customization and scalability.
  • Rely on the supplier for updates and maintenance.

Custom Apps

  • Tailored to unique company requirements.
  • Unique user experience and high scalability.
  • Higher upfront costs and lengthy development times.

When deciding between white-label and custom app development, consider these key differences.

You can also contact SyS Creation to get a free consultation for your requirements.

What is the Cost to Develop Such Application

There is no fixed amount for it.

The cost of your application is decided by several criteria, including but not limited to:

Consider the scope of work, solution complexity, number of integrations, tech stack, development team rates, and size.

We are unable to give a fixed pricing for customization because it is entirely dependent on your requirements.

Instead, you only need to pay for the number of hours our staff will spend building the application to meet your specific requirements.

During the initial wave of the pandemic, we built a white-label telemedicine platform to remove the cost and time restrictions associated with developing telehealth apps.

Our white-label platform is completely adaptable and substantially less expensive than the custom platform.

But we’re not just limited to a white-label platform.

We have a team of 50+ app developers, UI/UX designers, business analysts, compliance specialists, and QA engineers, we are well-equipped to build custom platforms as well.

Build the Next Big Diabetes App with SyS Creations

From idea refinement to development, launch, and beyond, our team is dedicated to producing a product that resonates with users and satisfies your business objectives.

At SyS Creations, we are developing diabetes management technologies by harnessing the power of AI.

AI integrate diabetes apps by SyS Creations

  • Analyze personal health information
  • Predict trends
  • Offer real-time coaching
  • Provide personalized meal planning
  • Give mental health support

We’re building a future where AI empowers individuals with diabetes to take control of their health and live a fulfilling life.