Do you have type 2 diabetes? Or do you want to prevent diabetes? The Sanitas Coach app is here to help.
4% of people in Switzerland suffered from type 2 diabetes in 2017.1
11% were age 65 and over.1
Dangerous and often unnoticed
Half of all diabetics don’t even know that they have diabetes. One reason for this may be that the initial symptoms are so varied: tiredness, weakness, constant hunger or thirst and strong urge to urinate. The problem is that, when hyperglycaemia goes unnoticed, it can have serious consequences, such as kidney and nerve damage and a higher risk of stroke, blindness and heart attack.
Prevention is better than cure
You can prevent diabetes by adopting a healthy lifestyle, e.g. eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Obesity, smoking and stress, on the other hand, increase the risk of diabetes and should be avoided.
Living with diabetes
People who suffer from diabetes have to check their blood sugar levels regularly, take appropriate medication and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Regularly checking blood lipid values, the eyes, blood vessels and kidneys can also help detect dangerous complications at an early stage in order to prevent serious consequences that can result from the disease. However, it’s not always easy to keep track of everything day to day.
The app is a certified medical device and helps make life with type 2 diabetes easier:
Check blood sugar levels
The Sanitas Coach helps you keep a diary for your blood sugar levels. It reminds you to take readings and provides personal feedback on your measurements. You can also export your blood sugar diary at any time as a PDF. So you always know where you’re at.
In the Sanitas Coach app, you can enter medication that you need to take regularly. The app sends you a push notification reminding you to take the medication at the right time. Once you’ve taken the medication, you have completed a goal in your daily schedule.
You get a personal health plan with individual goals for diet, exercise and relaxation. The Sanitas Coach uses your fitness data from Apple Health and Google Fit to ensure that the plan is tailored to your requirements. Quickly being able to see initial improvements will motivate you to keep going!
Helpful tips and fun quizzes on the topic of type 2 diabetes will help you have a better understanding of the disease.
In addition to offering coaching on type 2 diabetes, the app also provides support for managing high blood pressure.
The Sanitas Coach app is a Sanitas-branded version of the Pathmate Coach that is registered as a class 1 medical device.
The Sanitas Coach app has been developed and produced by Pathmate Technologies AG, a spin-off of the ETH and HSG that was founded in 2017 at the Center for Digital Health Interventions.
Pathmate develops apps that help people prevent and self-manage chronic illnesses in everyday life. The content is developed and improved upon in close collaboration with medical experts in the respective field. The success of Pathmate’s approach has been proven in numerous scientific studies.