Can you spend less than Rupees 1 a day on your Diabetes Management?

///Can you spend less than Rupees 1 a day on your Diabetes Management?

Can you spend less than Rupees 1 a day on your Diabetes Management?

Recently I did some assessment on where I was spending my monthly salary.

I was intrigued to find out that I spent Rs 18 a day on my DTH connection. And I hardly watch an hour or two of TV a month. I also spent Rs 20 a day on my office canteen for Tea and Coffee and Rs 40 a day for the rental parking space for my second car in the apartment block.

But the question is would I spend Rs 1 a day managing my health? To find the answers to such questions and to understand more about managing health through technology I spoke to Mr Badri Narayanan an Technologist, Entrepreneur and founder of NRich Software Private Limited.

Badri started working on creating a software for personal finance but soon realized that many of his relatives and friends were struggling with managing their Diabetes and out of this experience DiaSof was born. DiaSof is a cloud based application which is available for the user through a id and password. Through this application a user can manage things like last visit, what was the diabetes level, next visit date and contact details. Diasof can also be accessed through a mobile phone, it needs to have a GPRS enbaled and activated or if the phone is Wifi enbaled and you are in a wi-fi spot.

The biggest challenge with a chronic ailment like Diabetes is the lack of Longitudinal data. in simple terms as the disease is long term, patients and their doctors alike lose health records and often we dont realize how long has one been on the regiment who in the first place prescribed it. Now any technical solution to diabetes management has to create a provision to counter this problem.

DiaSof takes this issue in consideration and one of the advantages of this system is the creation of a longitudinal patient record which can help the physician trace the treat history for a particular patient.

I had the opportunity to use the portal and I must admire its simplicity and no frills design at the same time delivering a superior user experience. For those intending to check out the portal please click this link.

The screen shot of the application is below.

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Badri explained that the user experience was on top of his mind when he designed this application. Also he knew that many of the diabetics in the country were not that technology savvy, so simplicity in design would help them in using this tool to manage their condition.

Previously on this blog we had covered the story of an Android application called Diabeto, which has some interesting features to manage diabetes and share data with the doctor through Android based mobile phones.

This application though on a computer would make a great addition to the diabetes management efforts in the country. As I was looking online for the benefits of using DiaSof I came across this excellent Slide Share presentation on the benefits of using the system and I would encourage all to have a look at it as well.

DiaSof is available to be purchased through Healthkart.com, please click this link if you are interested in buying the application. Finally the price, which really amazed me, remember at the beginning of the article I had talked about how much we pay daily for all these non essential distractions, without realizing the futility of it all.

For DiaSof you need to pay 95 Paisa a day, which comes to around Rs 350 for a year subscription.

So lets amplify that message

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So what about those who dont know how to use the computer? and those who dont know English? What about those not in Chennai? How do they use technology to combat Diabetes? To know more about those issues keep watching this space…

 

 

By | 2016-08-09T09:01:15+00:00 April 5th, 2013|Healthcare Start ups, Healthcare Technology|11 Comments

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  5. Archana April 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Interesting. Do they have an android app version of this tool? Also does the site just monitor your diabetes levels or also offer suggestions on how to lead a healthy life despite the ailment.

    I found an app that helps people lose/maintain their weight in a healthy manner by indicating what calories are present in various Indian foods like subzi and Sambar. This ensures that people dont go on crash diet and get to choose what foods they want to eat, thereby giving them greater control over their health. Its called Food:Habits.

    • admin April 16, 2013 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Hi Archana

      I am not sure if they have an mobile application for this offering. But I will check with the founder.

      thanks

      Dr Vikram

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