Every Little Tip Helps: Interesting App

The following was written by Paula…

I have a tip that I hope will help.

I have medications that need to be taken at several times during the day. I have found it really difficult to remember to take them all. I have an Android smartphone and my sister, who has Ulcerative Colitis, told me about an app called Medisafe. I have input all my meds in the safe and a sound goes off when it’s time to take my meds, the meds I am to take at that time show up on my home screen. I used to use the alarms on my phone and found it too easy to just ignore. Since Medisafe I’ve rarely missed a dose.

Do you have any interesting apps that you’ve found to help you manage your inflammatory bowel disease (or another chronic illness)? How do you feel about apps that are used to manage your health? See downside to it? Email me at Marisa.IBD@gmail.com if you’d like to share a tip you’ve learnedwhiowhile living as an IBD and/or Ostomy patient. Remember, can be about ANY topic related to Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis.

  • Sherri

    Love the little tips…gets others involved, great sharing and very empowering…great idea (dare I say tip…) GF….<3

  • https://plus.google.com/+EveSullivan Eve “V” Sullivan

    That’s a really good idea. Between diabetes and UC, I have a hell of a time remembering which meds to take when, not even including insulin. Will check it out.

    • http://risaroo86.wordpress.com Marisa Lauren

      Ugh! I am so sorry you have to deal with BOTH UC and diabetes. You must be an incredibly strong person <3

  • http://davehasuc.wordpress.com Dave

    I use the Wellapps GI Monitor App. It is mainly US based but more and more UK people are starting to use it. It is great for keeping track of diet, meds, stools, well being etc but also has a really great facebook style socializing sector. Full of great people and sound advice.

    • http://risaroo86.wordpress.com Marisa Lauren

      That’s great to know! Thanks for sharing, Dave!