Diabetic Foot Screening App – For People
The most vital feature of this app is for patients to be able to keep track of their extremely important diabetic foot screening appointments. We created a calendar system for people to input their next appointment, and a reminder system which sends a notification 1 week and 24 hours before the appointment, designed to ensure they don’t miss it. After each appointment, the next time the patient opens the app they are asked to update their risk level, which they would have been informed of at their last appointment. If the level has changed we are able to update the advice and information presented within the app, so they are always in the best position to care for their feet.
Diabetic Foot Screening App – For Health Care Professionals
The main focus of the app was to provide an easy to use digital version of the Foot Screening Assessment Form, which up until now had to be filled out by hand. As such we translated the form into a simple, step-based form which HCPs could fill out within the app as they carried out the screening; we provided video guides to explain how certain intricate parts of the screening should be performed; then allowed the HCP to download or email a copy of the completed pdf form.
The informational sections are the same on the HCP app as the patient one but the content has been slightly adjusted to more of a teaching aid to the HCPs. There is a dedicated section where we provide information for HCPs on just how diabetes can affect the feet in people of all risk levels: low; moderate; and high. Plus we created an in-depth video guide on how to conduct a foot screening, including all the specialized techniques the HCP needs to perform during the assessment.