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Students create diabetes app to help diabetics like his aunt

Shared by JoanaSaraiva on 2019-07-17 08:28

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In 2016, Amuge’s aunt was very sick and almost died. It was later discovered that she suffered from diabetes.

That experience led Amuge to develop, with the help of some colleagues, an app that helps detect diabetes early on. The solution is called Blood Sugar Zero (BSZ) mobile application.

"To use the application, once uploaded, you first need to download it from Google Play Store. After that, you sign up before an examination window pops up asking for your particulars and medical history. Once the form (examination window) is filled, another window pops up with a provision for placing your thumb. After placing your thumb, it starts screening your blood vessels and issues your blood sugar level value against the normal blood sugar level. So if it gives you values that are out of range (below or above the normal, you know there is a problem", Patience Atyang, a member of the group who helped develop the app explained.

The team is working with their school administration to have their new product patented before it can be uploaded into Google Play Store, from where users can download it.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/30zqKel

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Amuge, Atyang, Brian Odongo, Delafrique and Solomon Obote, from Uganda were students when they developed, in 2016, an app to help early diabetes detection. They were inspired by Amuges's aunt, who is diabetic. It will help by testing signs and symptoms of diabetes using a simple tap on an Android phone.

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