MyGut Crohn’s and Colitis Canada App Empowers IBD Patients to Manage Health, Wellness

MyGut Crohn’s and Colitis Canada App Empowers IBD Patients to Manage Health, Wellness
Aiming to improve the lives of the more than 250,000 Canadian residents living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is launching a health and wellness empowerment app. Called MyGut, and compatible with iOS and Android, the free user-friendly digital tool is designed to help patients track, understand, and manage their journey with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, the two most common forms of IBD. “As a patient-centered organization, we remain committed to improving the lives of everyone living with Crohn’s or colitis while we continue to chart the course towards cures,” Mina Mawani, president and CEO, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, said in a press release. “We developed MyGut to provide patients with a convenient and practical tool that helps them become more involved in decisions about their care, and in turn helps them to facilitate conversations with their healthcare providers.” The app’s design and features result from discussions the organization had with patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. It offers a personalized dashboard and features that help people with IBD make decisions about their health. “We created this app to continuously evolve based on patient needs,” Mawani said. “This is adaptable technology at its very best. As we move forward, we’ll continue to listen closely to our community to identify how we can expand and refine the apps’s components.” App features include a platform that helps users keep track of symptoms such as pain and diarrhea, and lifestyle habits, including diet and sleep. By updating the activity tracker daily, users can identify health trends. Through the app, patients also have access to a database of resources aimed at helping people with IBD
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