Managing diabetes becomes easy – New app developed that’ll forecast blood sugar levels

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Scientists have developed a new personalised app that can allow people with Type 2 diabetes to keep a tighter rein on their blood sugar levels — the key to managing the disease.

The app, Glucoracle, comes with an integrated algorithm that predicts the impact of particular foods on an individual’s blood glucose levels.

“While we know the general effect of different types of food on blood glucose, the detailed effects can vary widely from one person to another and for the same person over time,” said David Albers, from Columbia University Medical Centre (CUMC) in the US.

“Even with expert guidance, it is difficult for people to understand the true impact of their dietary choices, particularly on a meal-to-meal basis,” said Albers.

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