Step into the shoes of Emily
“I Got This,” created by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, is an interactive, first-person, educational story that follows a young teenage girl who discovers that she has type 2 diabetes, one of the fastest growing diseases in the US and around the world. Told in a real-world setting, “I Got This” focuses on the symptoms, remediation, and social aspects of the life-changing disease. “I Got This” was created with funding from the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with advice from the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and curriculum developers at the Hall and Tufts University. This free app is available for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.
More about Diabetes
- American Diabetes Association: A great resource for learning the basics of Type 2 Diabetes.
- Diabetes Hands Foundation: runs a community of support at http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/c/type-2.
- diaTribe Foundation: A great starting point for learning about Type 2 Diabetes.
- Diabetes Media Foundation: puts out a lifestyle magazine for diabetics called “A Sweet Life”.
We do not collect any personal data with “I Got This.” When you download and use “I Got This,” we don’t require you to provide any data, and we do not collect any information about you or your device.
“I Got This” complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not knowingly collect personal data of any kind from users of any age.
Users may contact us via email if they have questions about “I Got This.” We may receive a user’s email address and other information about a user if the user submits that information to us through email. We will only use this information to respond to any inquiries from the user.
“I Got This” Technical Support
Having trouble with sound?
If you can’t hear music or game sounds: You may need to increase your volume, flip the mute switch on the side of your device, or in the top right corner of Monster Heart Medic’s screen, you’ll see a gear icon: tap the gear icon and make sure the music and/or sound icon is not greyed out.
- iPhone and iPad iOS 7 and up
- Android 4.4+ and up
For technical help: If you’re having issues with "I Got This" or would like to report any bugs, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award program under award number 5R25OD010543-02. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author and do not reflect the views of NIH.
Bronze Award Winner. More than 30 studios, publishers, companies and academic student groups addressing the growth of games for learning or “serious games,” have won gold, silver and bronze honors in the 2016 International Serious Play Awards competition.
Check out “I’m Positive”, a first-person narrative game about HIV testing that was one of the inspirations in the making of “I Got This”.
The Hall is honored to have surpassed one million downloads for all our iOS apps. Thanks for your support and for recommending our apps to your friends!
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