PredictBGL app can forecast hypos

Manage BGLWe’ve reported before on Type 1 diabetic Simon Carter’s Manage BGL, which now has a PredictBGL App that provides dose calculation as well as prediction of blood glucose hours ahead – even overnight. It can be used by people on insulin pumps, non-pumpers, CGM sensor users and non-CGM-ers.

The PredictBGL App integrates data from blood glucose meters, fitness devices, manual carbohydrate data, digital insulin pens, insulin pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) with the patient’s biometrics to generate predictions in real-time. The technology is useful for patients with Type 1 diabetes, and parents of kids with Type 1 diabetes, who cope with significant stress avoiding dangerous low blood sugars, especially overnight.

The PredictBGL App can share blood sugars, carbohydrates, insulin and the resulting prediction information to all carers – a boon for stressed parents with Type 1 diabetic kids at school or T1 teenagers away from home. Current systems tend to share just blood sugar data without any context. The Open API allows third parties such as hospital ward monitoring systems to pull down graphs of future blood glucose levels and any predicted warnings or intelligent coaching messages.

ManageBGL2This service carries a small fee after a trial period. The free iOS App is available in the App store, and a free Android App will be available shortly. Data can also be viewed and analysed through the website. The next release of PredictBGL will support Apple Watch. The App will show recent blood glucose data such as that from a CGM, but also shows predictions of where the blood sugar is going, and alert the user to forecast low blood sugars.

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