This smartphone app keeps your diabetes in check

Published: February 1, 2019
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The screen for recording blood glucose levels.
PHOTO: MEDWORKS

The screen for recording blood glucose levels. PHOTO: MEDWORKS

With the number of diabetic patients increasing in Pakistan, the fight against its proper management is essential. Digital healthcare startup Medworks, that is centred around supervision and management of diabetes, has launched a glucose-based smartphone app known as Glu-Sage.

According to a study, over 3.7 million people have passed away due to Diabetes. Medworks is working towards “tackling the challenge of diabetes” by providing a way to keep blood glucose levels in check and maintain a record of the data.

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Once you have downloaded the app on your smartphone and have the glucose meter as well, you simply plug it into the headphone jack of your smartphone. You then slide the testing strip of Glu-Sage withdrawing a draw a drop of blood onto the strip. The app will process the information and show you the results.

The aim of the startup is to let users view, save and share their glucose readings by connecting to a smartphone. With the help of the app, healthcare providers can easily know the problem areas and make adjustments to medication and diet.

PHOTO: MEDWORKS

PHOTO: MEDWORKS

Glucose logbooks are automatically maintained and colour-coded by the glucose targets of each individual. The data is stored for up to 90 days in the phones memory and then securely it is moved to the HIPAA-compliant cloud server which makes it retrievable at any point.

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Medworks also supports remote data monitoring where with the permission of the user, the data can be shared. The app provides users with a feature for them to record comments, moods, meals and when they are to take their insulin or medicine.

Currently, the app is only available on Android smartphones and will soon be released for iOS.

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