Posted on 26 Feb 2020
What is My IBD Care?
My IBD Care is the first app developed by Ampersand Health – a social impact company that is dedicated to improving the lives of those living with long-term inflammatory conditions through digital solutions.
My IBD Care was first developed in 2017 by two leading gastroenterologists at King’s College Hospital and Barts Health, in London, the founder of Ampersand Health (a patient advocate and carer) and Crohn’s & Colitis UK. It allows people to manage their Crohn’s and Colitis daily, bringing together a personal health record, daily tracking and easy-to-access help and support from Crohn’s & Colitis UK.
Since its first inception, My IBD Care has gone through a total transformation and is almost ready to share its new facelift with the world!
The team has been working really hard with the aim of being a new toolkit that has the ability to help patients manage their own health and improve their overall quality of life.
Can an app really improve my overall health?!…
The short answer is YES!
We know that Crohn’s or Colitis “flare-up” unpredictably and managing one’s lifestyle – in particular sleep, stress, diet, activity and medication adherence – plays a big part in maintaining general wellbeing.
During the past 6 months, Ampersand Health has been working alongside leading gastroenterologists, people living with any form of Crohn’s or Colitis and lifestyle and psychological wellbeing experts – such as sleep experts, nutritionists, etc. – to develop our upcoming Lifestyle and Wellbeing Programmes that are delivered via the app.
These programmes support and guide people living with Crohn’s or Colitis to improve their general wellbeing and condition health. By managing lifestyle behaviours and taking steps to improve your psychological well being, symptoms such as pain, fatigue and inflammation may improve, you could experience improved mental health and quality of life, feel more confident in managing your condition and more able to achieve what you really want to in your life.
Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of the Lifestyle and Wellbeing Programmes on the My IBD Care app soon. In the meantime, join our community!
Join the Community!
Our community has been growing incredibly quickly in the past few months. We are a group of people who:
- Are fighters – we don’t believe in giving up
- Believe in raising awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis
- Believe in the power of taking control of your own health
- Want to contribute and give back
- Enjoy spreading positivity and having the opportunity to meet new and like-minded people
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Ready to try the My IBD Care app?
Click the button to find out more about the apps features and to find links to download on your Apple or Android device.