Massachusetts Researchers Receive $1.2M to Develop Diabetes Management App

A Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute research team has received $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation to develop a diabetes management mobile app, according to a WPI news release.

WPI's Healthcare Delivery Institute and diabetes and wound care specialists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School will partner on a four-year project to design and test a smartphone application to help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease.

The proposed app, currently called "sugar," would integrate wirelessly with a personal glucose meter and scale to track and archive blood sugar levels and weight. The phone's camera would capture and analyze images of foot ulcers and track their progress to prevent complications. The app would also generate personalized messages for diabetes patients based on its readings.

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