3 million Americans, including 200,000 children, live with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in the United States (1-3).
For people with Type 1 and their caregivers, mealtime insulin dosing is one of the greatest challenges to blood sugar control.
Mealtime insulin dosing is a guessing game. In spite of best efforts, high and low blood sugars happen more frequently than we want (4-5). They’re dangerous and scary. Dosing the wrong amount of insulin can be the difference between a walk in the park and a trip to the ER.
Current mealtime insulin dosing methods aren’t good enough (6-7), and technologies don’t prioritize mealtime insulin dosing. You are left to figure it out through a painstaking process of trial and error.
We’re here to change that.
At DugalHealth, founded by a T1D, we realize diabetes is an individualized disease to manage.
That's why we created DugalDiabetes, a diabetes app that's customized to you.
The Solution: DugalDiabetes
Our DugalDiabetes app is the wholistic decision-support tool focused on individualized mealtime insulin dosing. It allows you to review your own experiences to help problem-solve and make decisions based on what has worked best for you in the past.
The more the app is used, the more specific the feedback becomes.
Designed for all Type 1s and their caregivers, DugalDiabetes enables accurate mealtime insulin dosing at the touch of your fingertips.
Affordable cost. Invaluable return.
At DugalHealth, we strive to improve the lives of people living with Type 1 diabetes.
We are leveraging technology to relieve some of the disease burden by providing an affordable tool that all T1Ds can utilize – regardless of type of insulin therapy – to facilitate the decision-making process that is integral to T1D management. We hope to become an indispensable resource for individuals with T1D, caregivers of those living with T1D, and their healthcare providers.
At DugalHealth, we work from five core principles:
- We believe that people with T1D know their diabetes best.
- We believe that the master technicians of T1D management are those who tend to it 24/7.
- We believe that people with T1D are strong, resourceful, and resilient.
- We believe that details matter.
- We believe there is more to life than balancing blood glucose levels.
The DugalHealth team has years of experience with T1D management, nutrition, business, and data analytics. Founded by Michael Fox, a Registered Dietitian and type 1 diabetic for 29 years, DugalHealth is integrating our expertise with the DugalDiabetes application. DugalHealth has created partnerships with leading research institutions, key diabetic professionals, and people living with T1D. In December, 2016, DugalDiabetes was awarded 1st place in the Mobileys mobile application competition.
"Conceptually, DugalDiabetes represents a truly unique and significantly more comprehensive approach to insulin dosing optimization. It has the potential to greatly reduce blood sugar variability which translates to fewer complications of diabetes and vastly improved quality of life for many patients with diabetes. It also represents a wonderful complement to new insulin pump technology, which has “learning” software to improve overnight blood sugar but is still far from being able to do the same for blood sugar fluctuation related to meals.
I hope to offer my patients DugalDiabetes through clinical trials as soon as available, because I believe strongly that it has the potential to dramatically advance diabetes care, not only in type 1 diabetes but for all patients using insulin."
- Michael Vlases MD, FACP, CMIO
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