App for fasting for diabetics

HEALTHCARE company MSD has introduced its MSD Mobile Application for iOS devices to help Muslims who are diabetic to track their sugar levels during the holy month of Ramadan.

The app will also alert Muslims with type 2 diabetes mellitus if their sugar levels are too high or too low.

The data can also be shared with a doctor by showing him or her the app or sending the info via e-mail as a PDF document. The app also has handy facts and tips on how to fast safely during Ramadan, said Ewe Kheng Huat, MSD managing director.

“Last year we introduced The Facts about Fasting during Ramadan booklet and it was very well received. This year we wanted to extend our support by introducing a mobile application,” he said.

A Ramadan calendar is also included in the app which will show the times for prayers and breaking fast based on the user’s location. This feature will be helpful for those who are travelling during the holy month, said Ewe.

The app, which works on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, also includes a Qibla finder. MSD Mobile Application will be available on the App Store in four countries (Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Britain and United Arab Emirates) and in three languages (English, Bahasa Malaysia and Gulf Arabic) on July 16.

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