Mobile apps for Crohn's and Colitis

We want to enable people with Crohn’s or Colitis to use technology to their healthcare advantage. From self-management tools to better engagement with their healthcare providers.

Apps can help you live well and manage your Crohn’s or Colitis day-to-day. We can help you understand, track and manage your condition by directing you to the best and most up-to-date apps.

Last reviewed April 2022

How are apps helping people with Crohn’s or Colitis to manage their conditions?

From toilet activity tracking to mindfulness, symptom tracing to exercise, apps can be a great way to help you live well when your gut doesn’t work. Here are a few you may want to try:


In My Shoes: 24 Hours with Crohn's or Colitis

In My Shoes: 24 Hours with Crohn’s or Colitis - an immersive app that will allow anyone to experience first-hand what it’s like to have Crohn’s or Colitis.

In My Shoes app


MyIBD Care

MyIBD Care is an app, developed by Ampersand, which allows people to track medication and symptoms, plus patterns of diet, sleep, exercise and pain. The app can also connect the user with their nurse or consultant to share information securely about their healthcare.

MyIBD Care


DrugStars

With DrugStars you can easily see and manage your medications and everytime you take your medications, you unlock a DrugStar that can be converted to a free cash donation to Crohn's & Colitis UK.

DrugStars


These apps have gone through an approval process to make sure that they are safe and secure tools for you to use.

All our recommended apps have been given a seal of approval guaranteeing:

  • Safety and Security
  • Usefulness, relevance and practicality for people with Crohn’s and Colitis
  • That they are up-to-date and providing correct information

Report a problem with an app:

If you experience an issue with an app you are using, please contact the app provider directly through the app or their website.

Disclaimer

Crohn’s & Colitis UK have no responsibility for the advertisements, compliance and fitness for purpose of any accredited third-party apps or their content, the app provider holds sole responsibility. We are not liable for the use of any third-party apps.

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We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can provide information on a range of subjects including:

  • Managing Symptoms
  • Disability benefits
  • Medication
  • Diet
  • Test and diagnosis
  • Wellbeing
  • Employment
  • Help to find support from others living with the condition

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

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If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.