MyFitnessPal and Google Health Connect have announced their integration during this year’s Google I/O developer conference. This collaboration enables patients diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to monitor their blood glucose data directly within the MyFitnessPal app using select Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) tools connected to Google’s Health Connect. This new feature is beneficial to those struggling with diet-related illnesses as it allows MyFitnessPal members to visualise how the food they eat affects their blood sugar levels throughout the day.
Before this integration, individuals with elevated blood sugar levels may not have known the cause of their issue. However, by enabling blood sugar monitoring in Google Health Connect, MyFitnessPal users can track correlations between their food intake and blood sugar levels and make better food decisions accordingly. Premium users who have enabled the Diary Timestamp feature will be able to see graphs of blood glucose versus time for food diary entries.
While this feature is currently only available to Android users, MyFitnessPal is committed to enhancing collaboration to provide its members with the necessary information needed for them to make informed decisions about their health. The benefits of this integration don’t stop there. After integrating with Health Connect last year, MyFitnessPal users can share nutritional information from their food database and track workout data from other apps.
The CEO of MyFitnessPal, Tricia Han, states that this collaboration builds upon innovation and commitment to bring the latest technology to consumers, especially those managing diet-related illnesses and navigating their health and wellness journeys. Chris Wilk, Senior Product Manager at Android’s Health Connect, said that this announcement is “a great way for MyFitnessPal to help users understand how the foods they eat affect their blood sugar levels.”
In conclusion, the integration of MyFitnessPal and Google Health Connect provides a beneficial tool for users to track their blood sugar levels, understand the correlations between their food intake, and ultimately make better food decisions to maintain healthy blood glucose levels.