I Got This: An Interactive Story
By The Lawrence Hall of Science
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I GOT THIS, created by UC Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science, is an interactive, first-person, educational story that follows a young teenage girl who discovers that she has type 2 diabetes, one of the fastest growing diseases in the US and around the world. Told in a real-world setting, I GOT THIS focuses on the causes, symptoms, prevention, and social aspects of the life-changing disease. I GOT THIS was created with funding from the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and using advice from curriculum developers at the Hall and Tufts University.
What's New in Version 2.0
-Now available in Spanish
-improved in-game tutorials
-improved art assets
Fun and Informative
While it's not the longest game (I just played through the whole thing in twenty minutes), "I Got This" is a good starting point for educating kids about Diabetes. With fun, retro graphics and music, and a relatable main character, the app tells an interesting and entertaining story that all ages can take something away from. It's not an exhaustive source of information that explores every possible cause of Diabetes; rather it's a well-made tool to spread basic awareness about an increasingly widespread disease. Well done to the creators for this unique idea.
Undiagnosed diabetics go into DKA or diabetic keto acidosis, this causes the frequent urination and weight loss not gain. Unhealthy lifestyles and being overweight are not big factors of type 2, or any diabetes, they are definitely not helpful, but not causes. Hailey Berry has Type 2 and she is definitely not overweight. I quit the game outta frustration. I have two T1 kids which is what is typically seen in such early diagnosis, and not because they ate pizza and lots of soda to wash it down with. They is so stereotypical it's insulting. I was hoping to see a truly educational game. I'm sadly disappointed.
Educational & interesting
Great game that makes me want to pay attention to my health more, also loved the diversity in the game (we really need more poc representation in games, so thank you! Overall very educational & fun to play along.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Feb 29, 2016
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 106 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: University of California, Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science
- © 2015 The Regents of the University of California
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.