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Jana Care is turning your smartphone into a weapon against diabetes

The Bengaluru-based startup has built a device that plugs into smartphones, reads blood-sugar levels, and recommends a care regimen.
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21 Jan 2019 6 Mins Read 0 comment
A sadhu gets his blood tested at a Jana Care kiosk at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj; photo by Anuj Gupta
A sadhu gets his blood tested at a Jana Care kiosk at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj; photo by Anuj Gupta
Piety pays. If you have the risk of diabetes and happened to be at this year’s Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, you might have got a demonstration of this. Luna Ram just did. Earlier this week, the 60-year-old sadhu from Rajasthan made his way to a Jana Care kiosk for mass screening of Kumbh pilgrims. The Bengaluru-based startup’s point-of-care testing
play an important role.” Home testing has come a long way, he adds. “Earlier, you had these traditional glucose-monitoring systems which required patients to record their levels manually. These days, it is all connected to your mobile phone. Having all that data helps us plan better and answer patient queries on the spot.” ( Graphics by Ankita Mehrotra)
Piety pays. If you have the risk of diabetes and happened to be at this year’s Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, you might have got a demonstration of this. Luna Ram just did. Earlier this week, the 60-year-old sadhu from Rajasthan made his way to a Jana Care kiosk for mass screening of Kumbh pilgrims. The Bengaluru-based startup’s point-of-care testing play an important role.” Home testing has come a long way, he adds. “Earlier, you had these traditional glucose-monitoring systems which required patients to record their levels manually. These days, it is all connected to your mobile phone. Having all that data helps us plan better and answer patient queries on the spot.” ( Graphics by Ankita Mehrotra)

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