In today’s fast-moving world, people sometimes need a little help when it comes to keeping track of everything they need to remember. Even with our powerful reminders system, some things just seem to slip by unnoticed. According to a recent study, one of the most common problems for diabetics is sometimes forgetting to check your blood sugar. In certain situations, this can be dangerous – if, for example, you forget to check your levels before driving or a heavy exercise.
This is why over the last few months we developed the Diabetes:M Smart Assistant – an AI-powered service which learns from you and helps you remember important checks. It is now available to Premium subscribers on Android and will soon be available for iOS.
How it works?
The Smart Assistant will try to learn your daily routines and will provide more relevant reminders and recommendations. It will also try to analyze and automatically log your physical activities.
Here’s an everyday situation for example:
You wake up late and start going through the morning activities in a hurry. In the chaos of brushing your teeth while preparing your breakfast and trying to find your keys, you totally forget to check your sugar. You go out and get on the bus for work. An hour later you're already on your desk with a nasty low, just because you were preoccupied this morning.
If you are using Smart Assistant, by this time you should have received at least two notifications – one 30 minutes after you woke up, and another soon after you leave home and no check has been logged in the previous 2 hours.
Let's change the previous example a little. Instead of catching the bus, you drive your car to work. If you are low, this could be extremely dangerous. With Smart Assistant you will receive a notification when it senses you started driving and no check has been logged for 30 minutes before that. Also, if you logged a reading of less than 4.5 mmol/l (81 mg/dl), 30 minutes before starting to drive.
As you can see, these notifications might be critical in some cases. Currently, there are several such possibilities being tracked, with more coming in the future. You can see the full list here: https://sites.google.com/view/diabetes-m-userguide/smart-assistant
Along with everything else, Smart Assistant gives you additional hints in the Overview section, as well as sleep and activity statistics.
Please note, that tracking accuracy depends on the mobile and wi-fi infrastructure in the user’s region. At some places and locations it might be less accurate than others, depending on the coverage.