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For immediate release: April 20, 2015
AtlantiCare has created a free app to assist people in managing diabetes. The MEET ME @ 7 app for iPhone®, available on the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/meet-me-7/id949499918?ls=1&mt=8), is an easy-to-use self-management tool for people living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Developed by AtlantiCare's diabetes education team, this free app can help users:
o Save time measuring and recording blood sugar levels
o Measure and record medications, carbohydrates, activity, and other important labs
o Stay on track to meet management goals
o Share important information with your healthcare team
Color-coded "zones" help users identify areas of good control and areas for improvement. The app also prompts users to contact their health care providers for immediate attention when disease indicators are out of a healthy range.
The MEET ME @ 7 acronym reminds users to daily:
• Monitor blood sugar every day
• Eat a healthy, balanced diet and read food labels.
• Exercise and be active.
• Treat blood sugar.
• Adhere to medications, as prescribed by a practitioner.
• Evaluate health and symptoms from head to toe.
• Achieve an A1C of less than seven percent (or a goal the healthcare team and patient set)
Users have the option to digitally share a comprehensive diabetes log, including blood sugar value, activity, and carbohydrate intake with their healthcare providers.
The app provides educational information to help users understand how diabetes affects the body; be aware of signs and symptoms of high and low blood sugar; and understand the care schedule for diabetes.
The MEET ME @ 7 name/content is copyright protected: © ARMC 2015. All rights reserved.
To download the app, available for use on Apple® devices, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/meet-me-7/id949499918?ls=1&mt=8. An Android version of the app in is development.
For more information about diabetes care, or to find a primary care physician, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or find AtlantiCare on Facebook.
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, email@example.com
AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,221 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.