You read that right, the diabetes holidays treats are coming early this year with a huge giveaway from mySugr here on Diabetes Strong. So, bring on the holiday cheer.
We’re giving away three 1-year subscriptions to the mySugr Bundle (a $39.99/month value), which includes all of the goodies listed below:
- A free Accu-Chek® Guide blood glucose meter
- Unlimited Guide test strips
- Free mySugr Pro upgrade (the app)
- Unlimited mySugr Coach access (in-app coaching from a Certified Diabetes Educator)
- No insurance hassle
- No prescription needed
Let it snow test strips and all access coaching, ho ho ho!!
Image from Cherise Shockley (@sweetercherise)
Why I like mySugr
mySugr is a digital health company that strives to “make diabetes suck less.” (yes, that is their corporate slogan).
Their services empower people living with diabetes to check their blood sugar as much as they want, to talk with award-winning diabetes educators as often as they’d like, and frees them from the worry about test strips. You simply order the mySugr Bundle and you’ll get all the strips you need mailed to your house.
You can reach out to your mySugr coach through the app any time, no prescription needed. Even better, the coaching is done by Gary Scheiner (you may have seen his posts here on Diabetes Strong) and his award-winning team at Integrated Diabetes Services. They are among the best in the business!
One of the reasons why I like this concept a lot (aside from unlimited test strips) is that that whole package works together. The meter automatically sends your reading to the mySugr app, where you can also log food and activity, and link up your CGM data.
The app will even estimate your A1C based on your blood sugar readings. Neat!
You can see some of how the app works in this cool little video. The app has been updated a lot since this video was created, but you get a great idea of how it works from Fredrik and his diabetes monster, “Slimer”.
I love the mySugr monster! It’s the mySugr logo and he’s animated in your app. You can even give it whatever name you like! If you need to be cheered up, just tap on him in the app and he’ll give you a giggle.
The only downside to the US version is that they don’t have FDA approval for the bolus calculator yet (that’s only approved in Europe), but they are working on it. And this is just one step in the right direction, they have much more planned!
I highly recommend trying the mySugr app, even if you don’t win this giveaway. They have a free version of the app that you can download here.
How to enter the giveaway
To enter the giveaway, simply try the free mySugr app and visit Diabetes Strong on social media by using the giveaway form below.
(It’s enough to simply click the links below to enter. You don’t have to actually download the mySugr app or sign up for our newsletter to get the entries to the giveaway, but we would of course love if you did!)
You must be 18+ and live in the US to enter the giveaway. Good luck!
mySugr is also sponsoring our next Fit With Diabetes Challenge, so if you don’t win this giveaway, you can get a second chance if you sign up for the challenge!