Samsung develops diabetes management app

PHOTO: Samsung develops diabetes management app

SEOUL - Samsung Seoul Hospital developed a smartphone application that "monitors" the blood sugar levels of the user and provides an appropriate diet regime, the hospital said Tuesday.

The application has a database of nutrition information about 800 foods favored by many people.

With the input of the blood sugar level checked daily, the application will let its users know about the nutritional balance between foods and calories, and recommends appropriate eating to control diabetes.

An estimated 4 million people, nearly 10 per cent of the population, have diabetes.

The application is available on SamsungApps, T Store and Android market and is free of charge.