Chennai Hospital goes digital for Diabetes care!

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Dia is a chatbot that details diet, medications, and diabetes. Patients can use it to make appointments and reminders for teleconsultations, lab tests, and in-person visits. It communicates with caregivers and patients in crisis or pandemic situations.

Chennai: On Thursday, a city-based diabetic hospital launched a tool that allows doctors to assess the risk of complications in newly diagnosed diabetics, such as eye or kidney disease, classifying them as either insulin resistant or insulin deficient and helping to offer individualized treatment and medication regimens.

As part of the hospital’s digital transformation, the tool Diana (DIAbetes Novel subgroup Assessment) is one of the AI-enabled digital innovations. During the pandemic, when we had trouble meeting the needs of our patients, we decided to implement digital innovations, according to Dr. V. Mohan, a senior diabetologist and the head of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre. He claimed that we provide expert medical advice around the clock to everyone through AI-powered innovations.

The hospital also released the apps Dia and Diala in addition to Diana. The other two apps are for patients, while Diana is for doctors. Along with constantly communicating with patients, “we hope to avoid complications and enhance treatment outcomes,” he said.

Dia is a chatbot that details diet, medications, and diabetes. Patients can use it to make appointments and reminders for teleconsultations, lab tests, and in-person visits. It communicates with caregivers and patients in crisis or pandemic situations.

Diala, a mobile application for managing diabetes, tracks weight, counts steps, and makes dietary changes. Additionally, it enables patients to access test results, glucose monitoring data, and much more. The app is accessible on Android, and iOS access will come soon.

“Everyone has a smartphone today, and data connectivity is seamless. Dr. Anjana Mohan, a diabetologist, says that using technology to assist and inform our patients will keep them informed and enhance their care.

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