Do you know what mySugr is? (Yes, that’s how it’s spelled.) If not, it’s a great diabetes management app, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Watch the video below to get an idea of why it’s so awesome. Well, today is the start of our local Quad Cities adult type 1 diabetes support group‘s mySugr challenge. What does that mean? Well, when I used to be a Beachbody coach, we would run “challenge groups” for the different programs like P90X3 and T25. Small support groups of less than 10 people, for motivation. It was done through FB, by creating a private group, and inviting everyone into that group. Then each day, I would post videos, tips, motivational quotes, etc. All of the challengers were expected to report in each day that they did their workout and kept to their diet.
So for this mySugr challenge, 5 of us are committing to use mySugr for 7 days straight, to record our blood sugars and carbs (more if they want to). At the end of each day, we’re going to post screenshots of our mySugr overview screen, and then post about our struggles and our wins. If someone doesn’t report in for that day, they get tagged and we ask them if they’re ok, or if they just forgot to post. My responsibility is just to post daily helpful info. Maybe a blog I read that applies to what we’re doing, or videos or product info about a mySugr feature not everyone is a aware of. See how that works? It’s fun! You should try it with your local group! This is kind of a trial run. Just 7 days, to see if people like it. If they like it, the next step is to run a 21 day challenge, since it takes 21 days to create a habit. I’ll blog about this again next week to share what our results are, and any insights we had as a result of doing this.