Researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University have developed an app and algorithm to help patients with type 1 diabetes, according to ABC15.
The app collects data from patients and then the algorithm derives a complete timeline of a patient’s blood sugar levels. Patients have access to a comprehensive report of when their blood sugar was low, the reason why and potential recommendations.
Maria Adela Grando, MD, a physician at the Tempe-based university, led of team of students to develop the app, which tracks a patient’s food, exercise, and insulin.
“It’s something meaningful to us and we can actually help patients learn from what they’re doing,” said Bithika Thompson, MD, a physician at the Phoenix-based Mayo Clinic campus.