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PHARMACEUTICAL firm MSD has launched a mobile app called Ramadhan, Diabetes And Me to help diabetics manage their blood sugar levels while fasting.

Ewe (left) with diabetic patient Mohd Kamal Muda and Dr Nor Azmi showing the app and booklets

Its managing director, Ewe Kheng Huat, says the app is part of its Ramadan Hypoglycaemia campaign 2012. The company has also launched a booklet, Fact About Fasting, to create greater awareness about possible complications while fasting for diabetics.

The app offers tips and information about fasting and helps diabetics track their sugar level. The data stored is only available to the user who can later share it with doctors during consultations or save the information as a PDF file to be emailed.

The app also provides a Qiblat compass and times for prayers and breaking fast.

Both the app and booklet are available for free on AppStore and at Persatuan Diabetes Malaysia, clinics and hospitals.

For the video on a special interview with UKM Medical Centre head of endocrinology department Professor Dr Nor Azmi Kamaruddin on diabetes and how to use the Ramadhan, Diabetes And Me app, click on NST e-paper.

Read more: NST

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