Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Diabetes Emoticon App is HERE!!!! Download for Free TODAY!

DiabetesEmoticons App Available on iTunes by Dr. Joyce Lee

The Naturally Sweet Sisters is excited to share the very the BEST news today!!!!

#Makehealth and Dr. Joyce Lee have received approval from iTunes and as of today, April 4th, 2016, our exciting new emoticons are available for instant use!!!!

With your iOS device, head to the iTunes App Store and search for DiabetesEmoticons App.  Open and save to your phone.

The emoticons can then be shared into Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Text Messager, Mail and more. Where you feel like an emoticon is better and easier to use than a long, drawn-out sentence.

This is a project that was created with the entire DOC community in mind.  #Togetherwecan improve health care.  What we hope to show is that simple changes really improve the stress that both children and adults face in managing chronic illness.  Lessening the burden while working closer to better treatments and ultimately, a cure for Type 1 Diabetes is a mutual goal between our families and all of the medical/research teams that we work with across the country.

With that goal in mind, this app is FREE of charge and available to all families to utilize and share with caregivers, spouses, grandparents, teachers, coaches and friends.

Yes, already utilized via text message

We hope you love it - and remember, this is PHASE 1!  We would love to see more emoticons in the future.  If you have ideas and would like to share, please feel free to post your shared collaboration on this blog or on our Facebook page.  Tweet us at @natsweetsisters or @joyclee using the #diabetesemoticonsapp

Just a few of the many emoticons that we hope to use

In case you missed the back story, you can read all about the collaborative patient/doctor/community support team effort to create and implement Diabetes Emoticons by reading the following links:

Also, if you and or child have ideas for helping to improve clinic care, Dr. Joyce Lee is inviting pediatric patients and their families to join another collaborative 'Design the Future of Diabetes' #MakeHealth event on April 16th, 2016 at Wayne County Community College, Belleville Campus.  Registration details are available through this link: CLICK HERE

or cut and paste the following link into your browser.

Hope you enjoy your new DiabetesEmoticons!  


Anonymous said...

How can it get incorporated into the keyboards like emoji? You can't just add these images to random sentences or comments and that's sad!

Anonymous said...

Add another keyboard via: Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard >

mommamac said...

This is great!! Can't wait to see it available for Android users since there are so many of us too!

Antoinette Garwood said...

When I go to Add keyboard it wants me to pick language but thats all I have to choose from.. HELP I am on IPONE 6plus

Unknown said...

Need to please get it for android. This is something that would help and be enjoyed by so many that have android.

Unknown said...

Need to please get it for android. This is something that would help and be enjoyed by so many that have android.

Anonymous said...

Need this for Android!!!!!

Unknown said...

Android please!

Anonymous said...

How awesome! I will definatly use these with my daughter as texting is our main form of communication while she is in school or at extracricular activites! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!

Naturally Sweet Sisters said...

Thank you to everyone for sharing their thoughts. The Android version has been applied for through Google Play. Hoping it will be released soon! Also, the keyboard enabled function is part of our hope for a phase 2. Little by little, we are getting there - with huge thanks to Dr. Joyce Lee at the University of Michigan #makehealth. Her team of wonderful collaborators are working on the improvements and have been passionate about creating systems that are designed for patients by patients. If you get a chance, please drop her a happy hello and let her know how much it has meant to have something like this app. We are hopeful that even more amazing ideas will come to fruition in the very near future. This is part of the magic medicine that makes T1D ok to live with - we know that we can share ideas and improve care now. Thank you for your support - The Naturally Sweet Sisters <3

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