New Tool for the Newly Diagnosed

Amy Tenderich
By Amy Tenderich Latest Reply 2009-11-16 12:49:40 -0600
Started 2009-11-13 16:11:41 -0600

Hey All,

We've just published a new online Care Plan for people newly diagnosed with diabetes. It's currently for free, and I'd love for some of you to try it out and provide some feedback - is the info helpful?

You can access the DiabetesMine Keas Newly Diagnosed plan by going to, registering yourself, and then clicking on the icon up top for "All Care Plans." There you can search for ours.

- AmyT

5 replies

Anonymous 2009-11-13 22:29:24 -0600 Report

OK, I tried it. I am computer "literate". I found the site very user unfriendly. For instance, in attempts to make food journal entries I found that I could not enter all the items I ate for breakfast at one time and then go on to the next meal of the day. Also I was given a care plan I did not need I guess based on simply responding that I had a relative who had cardiac history. I could go on, but basically the site was so user unfriendly I would never go back. Sorry to have to report such as a negative experience.

kdroberts 2009-11-13 21:31:30 -0600 Report

I kind of agree, the site is not very user friendly. I saw your post about the launch the other day so I went to sign up but it told me I already had. That kind of summed it up for, I had no recollection of signing up and using the site. It might be the classic case of having a lot of good information and tools that never get used because the usability factor isn't right and people give up before they find the value.

If some of the usability issues can be taken care of I think it would give newly diagnosed people some basic info and things to discuss with their doctors. Having a few things to start a dialogue with your doctor is always a good thing, especially if you are new to the disease.

I am still looking for something that I can track meals and exercise along with blood sugars and medication and then run reports off the logs. Kind of like spark people with blood sugar tracking. For me that would be an invaluable tool to really dial in my meal plans.

villandra 2009-11-13 17:46:18 -0600 Report

I don't even know what plan I got, that site is impossible to navigate. Whatever plan I got, it wanted to manage everything for me and tell me what to do, no idea how they came up with it, and it isn't like I don't have a doctor. This isn't a site I would use.

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