Nutrino monitored the blood glucose readings from a cohort of people with type 1 diabetes two weeks prior to the use of FoodPrint, and four weeks while using it.
While the average blood glucose levels before and after using the app were comparable, rates of hypoglycemia among those who reported a hypo two weeks before using the app were reduced by 18 per cent at the end of the four weeks.
Participants who did not use the app experienced no significant change in the rate of hypoglycemia, a finding which, according to Ram Weiss, Pediatric endocrinologist at Hadassah Medical Center, “represents an important step forward in the management of type 1 diabetes”.
Nutrino says the app can help prevent hypoglycemia by informing users which foods send their blood glucose levels out of range. Users can track carbohydrate in FoodPrint, but also much more. For example, the app educates users about the macronutrient content of the food they eat which helps them to match insulin as a result.
Brenda Ramey, a patient who participated in the beta program of FoodPrint, said at the conference: “Being able to see how insulin…