Welcome to Gluco-Share!
The Only App that Turns Your Readings into Rewards!
- Did you receive an email from someone you know asking you to join Gluco-Share?
- Or did you get a Facebook request from a Facebook friend?
- Or did you hear about Gluco-Share and are anxious to try it for yourself?
What ever the reason or motivation that has brought you to Gluco-Share, we want to welcome you to our growing family and hope that you will use the app to help you stay consistent and frequent with your Blood Glucose readings and turn those Readings into Rewards.
If you are here to support someone you know living with diabetes, Gluco-Share has all the great features to make supporting your loved one easy and enjoyable. And you too will be Rewarded for being an advocate to those you care about.
To get started, you will need to be a member of the Gluco-Share family. The membership and app are completely free. Gluco-Share is available as an app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and can be downloaded from iTunes. Or you can access Gluco-Share via Facebook as a Facebook app.
Check out our Tutorials on Downloading and Registering. Then check out the Getting Started section. This will give you a very quick head start on how to set up and start using Gluco-Share correctly. It will make sure you are getting most out of the program and make sure you are set up to start receiving points and achievements that will lead to Gluco Points and Reward Medallions. To read about Rewards and Redeeming, see our section here.
Gluco-Share is a social media application and mobile device monitoring service for persons living with diabetes and the individuals who care about them. More than just an app, Gluco-Share is a tight community built around the principals of trust, accountability, and support among the family and friends affected by diabetes. Through these three principals, the app’s cornerstone features of “check” “share” “reward” are implemented in novel ways to motivate all participants to attain their individual health challenge, particularly as it pertains to the frequency of checking one’s blood glucose value.
By taking special advantage of today’s latest smart-phone technologies and the social networking of programs such as Facebook, the application communicates private real time data between multiple users over multi-device platforms in fun and engaging ways through peer-to-peer notifications, chats, challenges, and rewards, without ever sacrificing the user’s privacy and security. All its stored data is kept private to the individual, giving each user full control of how he chooses to share his information amongst each of his friends on the Gluco-Share member network. Improved health through better communication and social support mechanisms is our goal for our members!
Gluco-Share is not another diagnostic/tracking or trending app for people living with diabetes. There are many apps available now for download that already do that well. Gluco-Share's purpose is about taking the technology already available on your smart device (chat, text, notifications and rewards) and making it smarter, more private, more secure, and much more fun for BOTH the person living with diabetes and his/her supportive friends.
The Importance of Social Support
for the People Living with Diabetes
GLUCO-SHARE was developed to work out more effective mechanisms for reminding and motivating persons living with diabetes to check their blood sugar and motivate their social circle to actively show support on a regular basis.
Despite the recognition of how important effective social support is in the successful management of the disease, no tools have emerged to put the person living with diabetes in a position of control, both in terms of how and from whom he receives this social support.
The daily support and understanding a person living with diabetes receives from his social circle can make a significant difference in how effective he is in managing the disease.
It is often the people closest to a person living with diabetes who are in the best position to help him with the management of his disease.
Supportive social interaction made fun with Reward Medallion mechanics and Gluco Points can contribute greatly to a person living with diabetes’ adherence to a care regimen.
Providing Social Support for the People Living with Diabetes
Gluco-Share's reward system is centered around the frequency of checking one's blood sugar and never about the number! Configuring the frequency of blood glucose testing results and the level of detail of these results are options the person living with diabetes may choose, depending on his/her particular relationship to that friend or parent.
Gluco-Share members living with diabetes and those without diabetes "check-in" daily not only with their own adherence goals, but with their friend's as well by leveraging the power of the application's CHECK, SHARE, REWARD features.
Members check their adherence to shared goals by reviewing their progress within their own personal challenges; all through just a few clicks on their smart device.
Rewarding Social Support for the People Living with Diabetes
The core service includes Rewards that reflect the degree of adherence the person living with diabetes sets for himself/herself as well as his/her non-diabetic and/or friends living with diabetes.
The frequency of support the social circle gives back to the individual living with diabetes is weighted to an agreed ratio of the their adherence goals.
The service provides methods of comparing actual results to goals on a daily basis and continuously updates the progress of reaching the reward related to that particular goal/challenge.
Gluco-Share understands that no two children have a similar relationship with their parents when it comes to real world and real-life situations.
One parent's expectations of their child's compliance goals can be drastically different from another's.
Some kids need more encouragement while others not as much.
No matter what level of adherence their teenage son/daughter is at, any agreement of a challenge/reward between parent and child is invaluable.
Gluco-Share provides a better chance for healthy connections between the parent/child relationships in managing their diabetes and other personal health goals.