10% of adult women have diabetes. During National Diabetes Month, Vancouver startup Ayogo Games and DiabetesSisters are joining forces to make it easier for women with diabetes to find and connect with each other.
SisterMatch is a social game that, by "blending a comprehensive matchmaking algorithm with the fun and engagement of social games," aims to bring like-minded women together for support, mentorship, and knowledge exchange.
“We know that strong, positive emotional relationships contribute to people’s health,” said Michael Fergusson, Founder and CEO of Ayogo Games, Inc. “Our goal is to provide an environment where women can meet, bond and cultivate solid relationships through storytelling.”
SisterMatch centers around women earning quilt blocks by participating in knowledge tests and personality quizzes. Each woman’s unique quilt is then woven into the intricate Community Quilt. SisterMatch’s innovation lies in its matchmaking algorithm, which gathers information about members’ attitudes, personalities and preferences, and then delivers each Sister her best “SisterMatches”. Using this matchmaking process, women with diabetes will be able to build a list of compatible peer support friends, and begin new friendships while also learning helpful information about healthy living in a fun, interactive way.
“We are excited about the innovative programming that has been created for the DiabetesSisters website through our partnership with Ayogo Games,” said Brandy Barnes, Founder and CEO of DiabetesSisters. “I know the SisterMatch Program will help many women find the peer support and education that has been missing from their lives for so long.”