My Health & Wellbeing

Managing your condition

The use of the tools or apps presented in this library are not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with a healthcare professional. It is up to you to contact a healthcare professional if you are concerned about your health. 


National reading scheme

Reading Well Books on Prescription is a national scheme by The Reading Agency, designed to help people better understand and manage their health and wellbeing.

 Collections are available at the following libraries:

 Barnstaple, Bideford, Crediton, Exeter, Exmouth, Honiton, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Sidmouth, St Thomas, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton and Totnes.

If your local library doesn't hold a collection, requests for these books are free across the whole library network. You can find your local library by clicking here.

This collection includes 28 books recommended by health care professionals covering these subjects:

  • Arthritis
  • Bowel Conditions
  • Breathing Difficulties including Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Support for Carers

The scheme is run nationally by the Reading Agency and supported by national organisations working in these areas of health and wellbeing. You can find out more here.




Apps


mumoActive

FREE

mumoActive makes tracking your type 1 diabetes quick and easy so you can get on with your life. Add your values, such as blood sugar, by moving your finger up and down a wheel on your device's touchscreen. Your values are collated into simple graphs, which you can share with your family and your doctor.

Download via iTunes



Squeezy for Men

£2.99

Squeezy helps men to remember to do their pelvic floor muscle (kegel) exercises and to do them in the right way.

Download via iTunes
Download via Google Play



Squeezy for Women

£2.99

Squeezy helps women to remember to do their pelvic floor muscle (kegel) exercises and to do them in the right way.

Download via iTunes
Download via Google Play



Engage warfarin self-care

FREE

Engage warfarin self-care Patients receiving treatment to prevent blood clots can use the engage self-care app to self-test safely and conveniently. Using the engage app can reduce the need for regular clinic visits by monitoring your INR (International Normalised Ratio) at home, at work or while abroad, and make the results available to your care team immediately. You will need an INR home testing kit to carry out the tests.

Download via iTunes
Download via Google Play



Medical ID : ICE

FREE

Medical ID allows you to write a medical profile that is accessible from the lock screen. In case of emergency, this profile enables quick access to vital information such as your allergies, blood type, medical contacts, etc. that are essential to attending first responders, medics or medical staff having to take action. 

Download via Google Play