By Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
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GI Buddy is designed to help you easily and conveniently track important aspects of your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and create comprehensive views of your health to share with your healthcare team. Log your Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis symptoms. Stay on top of your IBD treatment. Record the foods you eat. Monitor your overall well-being. And see how everything you’re logging comes together in email reports!
By logging this information as often as possible, you can share the total picture of your health with your healthcare team and, together, work to improve your IBD management and quality of life.
What's New in Version 2.3
• iOS 9 support
App with GREAT potential...
This app can play a critical role in being able to log meals, events and symptoms over time - which in turn make it easier to pinpoint our behavior patterns related to flares. What is lacking are ease of use features - one suggestion would be to create ways to "model" set meals. If we can make a common meal record that can be cloned/copied/edited more quickly. Right now I spend too much time micro-managing my diet logging (in the tool) to select 2 eggs, black-bean salsa, salmon and rice, etc. By allowing me to select items from my menu of items would be a huge benefit in time savings!
Awkward and has problems
The navigation within be app is a little clunky, but my big issue is that I can't add symptoms from previous days that I forgot to log. Once I figured out how to do it, theoretically, the app wouldn't let me input any data on that screen. Also I tried to email my log to myself to test it and never received the email. This could be a very useful app if the the bugs are taken care of.
Suggestion for update
The app should include a notification option for medication, not based off email reminder. I don't check my email very much throughout the day and it would be easier to have a notification pop up on my phone at the time of the med reminder.