Apps aren’t just for flinging animated birds at blocks or lining up similar colour sweets… Who knew?! Recent applications under development are attempting to improve the health of the population through interpreting information about their lifestyle.
One of these is the ‘Diabetes Risk’ application available for free from the Apple app store. The app looks to evaluate individual characteristics including BMI, age, family history, current activity level and etc. It then gives you an estimate of how likely you are to develop type 2 diabetes in the coming years. As well as giving an estimated risk the application also gives you information on the condition as well as advice on how to improve your lifestyle and reduce your risk.
With global prevalence of the condition increasing worldwide there is a growing need for feedback on lifestyle choices and current health to individuals. Turns out there are loads of applications out there doing just that… we just aren’t aware of them. I’ll try to dig up a few more to help everyone out.
For now I’d suggest you give this one a go, it’s pretty straight forward and can inform you on some information that you are probably already aware of, but there’s nothing like a computerised platform telling you what you already know to give you a good kick up the bum.
My results are displayed in the picture above…
Jack Barton (Researcher, Rescon Ltd)