Happy Bob App Expands to Canada & Integrates with Dexcom G6
The Happy Bob app has expanded to Canada, integrating with the Dexcom G6 real-time Continuous Glucose Monitoring (rtCGM) System. The Happy Bob app and Dexcom G6 work together to enhance diabetes care engagement through fun interactions, helpful data, and community support.
What is Happy Bob?
Happy Bob is an app that allows people living with diabetes to stay more engaged with their glucose data by turning it into rewarding experiences. The app motivates users to take control of their glucose management through gamification.
On the app, users can:
- Track their progress and earn stars when glucose levels stay within their target range.
- Get real-time notifications to their smartphone or Apple Watch to see how their glucose levels are trending.
- Create a group of friends or caregivers to share updates and encourage each other.
Dexcom G6 users can download a free trial of the Happy Bob app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Playful Meets Impactful
Diabetes care doesn’t have to be boring. The Happy Bob app is popular with rtCGM users because it embraces a different perspective on diabetes management. It makes users feel more engaged and motivated to care for their health—while relieving some of the stress and seriousness that can come with diabetes.
For that reason, the Happy Bob app is perfect for children and young teens living with diabetes. The app’s colourful and funny interactions can make diabetes care feel like a game or an exciting challenge.
Adults have also enjoyed the app’s personality-packed reminders and unique functions, like the “snarky” setting.
rtCGM has Proven Results for Kids and Teens
Dexcom G6 has shown significant benefits for young people living with diabetes. The MILLENNIALS study looked at the impact of rtCGM use in 16 to 24-year-olds with type 1 diabetes. The results showed an improvement in A1C levels and time spent within their target glucose range compared with self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG).1
The 2021 SENCE study of children between the ages of 2 and 8 found that Dexcom G6 use significantly reduced incidents of hypoglycemia. It also improved the well-being of parents as they cared for their children.2
The Happy Bob app and Dexcom G6 can empower young people living with diabetes to be more invested in their glucose management—and find more enjoyment in the process.
Caution is Still Top-of-Mind
While Happy Bob provides a more personalized approach to continuous glucose monitoring, users still must use the glucose monitoring tools recommended by their healthcare providers, such as the Dexcom G6 rtCGM System, as part of their diabetes management.
Learn more about the Happy Bob app and how it integrates with Dexcom G6 here.
1 Thabit H, Prabhu JN, Mubita W, et al. Use of Factory-Calibrated Real-time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Improves Time in Target and HbA1c in a Multiethnic Cohort of Adolescents and Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: The MILLENNIALS Study. Diabetes Care. 2020;43(10):2537-2543. doi:10.2337/dc20-0736
2 Strategies to Enhance New CGM Use in Early Childhood (SENCE) Study Group. A Randomized Clinical Trial Assessing Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Use With Standardized Education With or Without a Family Behavioral Intervention Compared With Fingerstick Blood Glucose Monitoring in Very Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2021;44(2):464-472. doi:10.2337/dc20-1060