Dario: Diabetes Management Simplified

Version: 4.3.4.0.5 | Cost: Entirely Free

Level 4 - Regulated
Country: US
Category: Diabetes, Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes
Released: 23/06/2014
Updated: 22/09/2019
Version: 4.3.4.0.5
Size: 57mb
Developer: Dario Health
Reviewed On: 30/09/2019
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 80%.

It was assessed as a Level 4 App. These Apps can be focused on general health or specific conditions and contain advanced and complex features that are subject to formal regulation. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Assurance as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Privacy
17.9/30
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Clinical Assurance
45/50
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User Experience
17.5/20
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Developer description
When was the last time you got excited about your blood glucose level? With Dario’s app we know what the answer is! This FREE diabetes app has everything you need to properly monitor your blood glucose levels. Here are 5 essential tools that will simplify your diabetes management with Dario: Your blood glucose measurement is more than just a number Dario’s FREE App keeps a record of your entire diabetes history. Monitor your progress by easily accessing your logbook, time-line and charts at the tap of a button. Whether it be related to a meal, exercise or other everyday events in your life. Easily share your results with your caregiver or family member The Dario App lets you send historical blood glucose levels, charts, and statistics directly to your healthcare team. Does your child have diabetes? Or perhaps an elderly parent? Well no need to fret anymore, because the Dario App can seamlessly share real-time information with loved ones. Emergency Hypo Alerts with GPS Locator The Dario system is built with an emergency hypo alert feature. Once enabled, Dario will prepare a text message to up to four people with your blood glucose level plus a link to where you are using your smartphone’s GPS coordinates. We recommend using this safety feature, especially if you or your loved one has had hypo issues in the past. Now you can go anywhere, anytime with peace of mind. Carb Counting made easy If you’re counting carbohydrates properly then you know this can be exhausting and is one of the most challenging parts of living with diabetes. Well then let Dario do the Carbs Counting for you! With our food database of nearly 500,000 food items Dario helps you remove the guesswork from carb counting by doing the math for you. Our goal is to provide you with a tool for standard and consistent measurement of carbs, so that you can eat freely without having to calculate every single thing, every single time. We do all of this keeping in mind that simple is better. You can even save the meals that you commonly eat to help speed up your day. Walking? Biking? What is the Impact on your Blood Glucose? Dario’s app includes a database with activities ranging from walking, biking, and golfing, to skiing and running. It also has features which allow you to easily tag your moods, whether you are tired, stressed, or traveling, just to name a few. Your emotions can have an impact on your blood glucose, so we give you the option to account for those variables as well. What are you waiting for! Join the hundred of thousands of Happy Customers using Dario’s FREE app, today!
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features

General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Carer Support
The App provides features that help those caring for others
Social Support Networks
The App has its own or provides access to social networks relevant to its area of focus
Goal Setting and Gamification
The App allows users to set health and wellbeing related goals and may support games and challenges around achieving that
Alerts And Notifications
The App provides alerts and notifications relevant to its area of focus
Data Sharing
The App allows users to share information in the App with others or other Apps/Systems
Remote Clinical Monitoring
The App allows the remote monitoring of certain health data by health and care professionals
Automated Guidance
The App uses the data it has to provide automated advice and guidance about a user's health
Wellbeing Tracking
The App allows users to record relevant wellbeing information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
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Data Collection

The data collected about users is/ isn't capable of identifying that it relates to them.

The type of data that it collects is classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if the user has expressly consented to this.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share user data in any way with other people without the user's consent.

The App does allow users to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It was clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.

This app is a medical device and has a CE mark.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This Review Area looks at how an App has been designed to support the overall user experience. This includes its availability on both primary platforms, how customisable the App is, how well it caters for end users with different capabilities and needs – such as visual or other impairments – how content is managed, how well supported the App is and what it costs. This area also looks at overall User Review scores from both platforms.

Testing

It wasclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.

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