Glucose Management

Entity Mobile App

Description

For the past few decades, fat was the silent killer, but sugar is quickly creeping in to take its place. With the increasing prevalence of sugar-associated health disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity, it is no surprise to assume that one may have replaced fats with sugar, leading to more serious consequences.

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease that revolves around insulin deficiency and insulin inefficiency. There are two main forms of DM in the general population: Type 1 DM is an autoimmune disorder characterised by insulin deficiency, while the hallmark of Type 2 DM is insulin inefficiency, whichaccounts for 85-90% of all diabetic cases worldwide.1 Insulin inefficiency occurs as a result of insulin resistance where the e body cells are unable to respond efficiently/adequately to insulin produced by the pancreas, leading to high blood glucose levels. Despite extensive research and studies conducted on the epidemiology of DM, its management remains complex and difficult; often requiring various interventions and close monitoring of its progression.

Apart from using prescription medications and insulin, NICE Guidelines (an internationally-recognized evidence-based set of recommendations) have identified both exercise and diet as key cornerstones inglycaemic control. DM and obesity are correlated intrinsically; which explains the dramatic increase in the incidences of DM with the rise of global obesity epidemic. Consequently, lifestyle modifications including adopting a healthy diet and regular exercise are the first line treatments as well as adjunctive therapy to managing a diabetic’s weight.2 Due to multiple diabetes-associated metabolic (e.g. hypertriglyceridemia and hypertension) and psychological factors (e.g. anxiety and eating disorders), many diabetics often find it challenging to achieve their ideal weight.3,4 In addition, they have to carefully self-manage their blood glucose levels within the target range to better manage their condition.

The philosophy behind our efforts at Entity lies in offering condition-specific solutions and products. Our healthcare team has identified the importance of self-care when it comes to managing one’s health condition, especially DM. Every single person differs from one another; the genetic make-up, behavioural habits and preferences – one size does not fit all. Therefore, the EntityTM Mobile App was curated as part of a comprehensive and holistic approach, catered for every individual’s specific needs.

The EntityTM Mobile App helps you to track your diet and blood glucose levels, while assisting you to manage your exercise routine and weight. The app allows you to keep a log of your food intake and blood sugar readings; so that you may identify specific foods that cause spikes in your blood sugar readings. By being aware of the bodily effects imposed by each type of food, you will be able to plan your diet judiciously. Finally, the app allows you to oversee your exercise routines and weight; providing you a platform to fully control your weight with the most effective workout regime.

The EntityTM Mobile App is your best partner to monitor, control and manage your diabetes; keep a journal of your diabetic information in your Android and iPhone devices – readily accessible anytime, anywhere. Stay in charge of your health!

 

References:

  1. Diabetesaustralia.com.au. (2017). Type 2 Diabetes. [Online] Available at: https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/type-2-diabetes [Accessed 28 Nov. 2017].
  2. Saris, W. (2017). Sugars, Energy Metabolism, and Body Weight Control. [Online] Ajcn.nutrition.org. Available at: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/78/4/850S.full [Accessed 28 Nov. 2017].
  3. Van Gaal, L. and Scheen, A. (2017). Weight Management in Type 2 Diabetes: Current and Emerging Approaches to Treatment. [Online] ADA. Available at: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/38/6/1161 [Accessed 28 Nov. 2017].
  4. Wallace, T.M. and Matthews, D.R. Poor Glycaemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes: A Conspiracy of Disease, Suboptimal Therapy and Attitude. [Online] QJM: An International Journal of Medicine. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/93.6.369 [Accessed 28 Nov. 2017].