Built by Ostomates
OstoBuddy was “born” in March of 2014. The innovator continually put post-it notes on his bathroom mirror to keep track of pouch changes in an effort to prevent pouch leakage, skin problems and scattered tracking of the amount of supplies on hand. With travel a large part of his job and the post-it notes at home, keeping track of pouch changes and time for re-order was difficult.
Supplies & Usage
Keep track of your supplies, how many you have on hand and never run out again!
Time for a bag change? OstoBuddy will remind you when you need to change next!
Keep track of your ostomy output and consistency!
- Set it and forget it! Create a regular schedule for appliance changes to avoid peristomal skin issues
- Avoid embarrassing leaks by adhering to a change schedule
- Track you supply inventory and never run out again
- Become better informed about ostomy output and fluid replacement in order to help avoid dehydration
Your Privacy Matters.
As a patient owned app your data is secure with us. Ostobuddy does not sell your data.
Mary Lou Boyer
Retired WOCN Nurse
Dr. David Rubin
Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Director, Digestive Diseases Center
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“With OstoBuddy I get a needed reminder every 3 days. This saves me so much time and pain in that I can change at a convenient time instead of when itching and burning forces me. Another great advantage is the reminder I get of my supplies on hand so I can re-order before it becomes an emergency. It is definitely worth it!”
– Mary Lou Boyer, RN, CWOCN & ileostomy 35 Years
“About time! Finally, someone has produced an app that works for ostomates.”
– Fellow Ostomate
“If you’re an ostomate who wants an easy way to manage your ostomy supplies and setup reminders for your next appliance change, then OstoBuddy is a great way of doing that!”
– VeganOstomy, Veganostomy.ca
“Great app, helped me so much track output., I could show med staff, easily forward by copy/paste or screenshot. Really an invaluable tool for the ostomate!”
“Last year I looked EVERYWHERE for apps that I could use to do EXACTLY what this app does for me…when I found OstoBuddy. I was estatic!”
“This app helps keep me on track with changing my appliance, keeping up with supplies, output, and skin condition. I don’t know what I would do without it!”
“AMAZING APP! It’s be so helpful as an ostomate having this app. Not only for supply and activity tracking, but also the ability to share the information with your clinician to determine any issues or assist with resolution. This app is a must have for ostomates. I’m so greatful to the creator of this app for developing it.”
“LOVE THIS APP!! OstoBuddy has been lifeline! I can easily keep track of my supplies and deliveries – notifying me of when I’m low on items. I can easily track my output and the app alerts me on high volume output days, so I can take the extra measures to keep hydrated. Also if my doctor has a question about my skin or stoma, there’s a place to upload those pics on wafer change days. Highly recommend to new and old ostomates alike!”