LONDON – King’s Health Partners is collaborating with Buddi to test a combination of a wearable device and mobile app to help keep at-risk patients from developing Type 2 diabetes. The randomized trial will follow 200 patients with pre-diabetes for a year. The wearable device, called Nujjer, will monitor participants’ sleep and activity automatically, and will allow them to push a button on the side of the device to track how often they eat. The app uses this information to create motivational and supportive messages to encourage healthy eating, sleeping and exercise habits. “We are helping to develop a solution to enable healthcare professionals to shift their focus from reactive treatment to preventative measures,” said Sara Murray, chief executive and founder of Buddi, in a statement.
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