Student group aims for app to assistance diabetes patients dining out

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A group of UC Berkeley students who are operative on a smartphone app to assistance form 2 diabetes patients make healthy choices when dining out are streamer to turn 2 of a Diabetes Design Challenge in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 6.

The D! group — with members from a School of Information, a Berkeley-Haas School of Business and a bioengineering department — envisions an app that lets users:

Information about a nutritive values of menu equipment would be accessible on a new app due by Berkeley students in a “Innovations in Diabetes” hackathon.

Information about a nutritive values of menu equipment would be accessible on a new app due by Berkeley students in a “Innovations in Diabetes” hackathon.

  • Locate restaurants with diabetic-friendly menus.
  • Track their eating choices.
  • Get customized information about menu items.
  • Quantify swell toward particular health goals.
  • Share their dietary information with their caretakers and doctors.

The Diabetes Design Challenge is looking for winning ideas that foster studious rendezvous and behavioral change to assistance forestall and conduct diabetes.

Diabetes is a vital means of heart attacks and strokes, and is a seventh-leading means of genocide among Americans. More than 26 million Americans have diabetes, and 90-95 percent of them have form 2 diabetes, that is essentially due to insulin insurgency and reduced prolongation of insulin by a pancreas.

The American Diabetes Association encourages diabetics to keep blood sugarine levels in a healthy operation by eating a offset diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, non-fat dairy, healthy fats and gaunt meats or beef substitutes.

Berkeley’s D! group students won initial place in a Oct. 24 Hack2Health foe during Berkeley and cumulative a mark in a arriving ninth annual Berkeley-Haas Healthcare Conference orderly by a student-led Haas Healthcare Association.

At a subsequent stage, to take place during UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center, a group will benefaction their representation to judges representing tech firms, investors and medical clinicians. The group with a winning representation will accept $2,000, and a tip 5 teams will pierce to a third theatre of a pattern foe in open 2016, that will underline a $5,000 grand prize.

The D! group includes Brian Goodness and Owen Hsiao, first-year students in a we School’s Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) program, MBA students Shahida Abdul Rashid and Howard O and bioengineering tyro Zach Zeleznick.

More sum about a new hackathon are online.

The report and orator lineup for a Nov. 6 eventuality also are online.

Source: UC Berkeley