- Diabot, an AI-powered diabetes assistant, is revolutionising healthcare in Pakistan.
- Diabot offers a range of benefits, including diabetes assessment, appointment scheduling, blood sugar guidance, and lifestyle tips.
- The “Discovering Diabetes” Project, featuring Diabot, is tackling the country’s diabetes epidemic, with support from healthcare experts and plans for expansion.
In a revolutionary development, an Artificial Intelligence-powered personal diabetes assistant, named ‘Diabot’, has emerged as a game-changer in the Pakistan’s medical sector.
Benefits of the Diabot
Syed Jamshed Ahmed, the Project Lead of Discovering Diabetes, shared insights during the chatbot’s official unveiling, emphasizing Diabot’s multifaceted capabilities. This AI-supported chatbot is designed to help individuals in:
- Assessing their diabetes status
- scheduling appointments with diabetologists
- Offering invaluable insights into maintaining optimal blood sugar levels
- Guidance on dietary management and physical exercise
- Medication reminders
- Lifestyle tips
Experts have hailed the ‘Diabot’ as a transformative tool set to revolutionize diabetes care across the country. Individuals seeking assistance can easily connect with Diabot by dialing the “Discovering Diabetes” helpline at 0800-66766.
Discovering Diabetes Project Actively Engages with over 300,000 Diabetes Patients
In Pakistan, diabetes is rapidly gaining in numbers and it is estimated that about 60 million people in Pakistan are suffering from this disease. Experts believe majority of the population is living with diabetes and has not been diagnosed with it yet.
Diabot’s is part of the “Discovering Diabetes” Project, which has been actively engaging with over 300,000 individuals since its launch in 2021. This futuristic project aims to leverage artificial intelligence to reach millions of undiagnosed diabetics and effectively manage their condition.
The launch event witnessed the presence of esteemed individuals in the healthcare sector, including Vice President of Pakistan Endocrine Society (PES) Dr. Ali Asghar, Brand Ambassador for Discovering Diabetes, Waseem Badami, Managing Director of the local pharmaceutical firm PharmEvo, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Essa Laboratory and Diagnostic Center, Dr. Farhan Essa, along with Dr. Nadeem Ashraf and other dignitaries.
Dr Ali Asghar addressed the public urging everyone to adopt a healthy lifestyle,
“Physical inactivity in addition to unhealthy, processed food, heavy intake of unhealthy oils and use of sugar-rich sweets, confectionary and drinks are the major cause of diabetes in Pakistan.”
Syed Jamshed Ahmed highlighted the overwhelming response to the “Discovering Diabetes” helpline, which prompted the development of Diabot. This AI-driven solution now stands poised to cater to the inquiries of the general public, offering guidance on diabetes-related concerns, promoting healthy dietary choices, and providing advice on calorie management to foster overall well-being.
He further stated,
“Future phases include the establishment of an advisory boards and the expansion of Diabot’s knowledge base. We have recently partnered with Dr Essa Lab to offer subsidized lab tests for diabetic patients, making healthcare more accessible.”
PharmEvo would also be covering the costs of those who are unable to afford the subsidized testing at Dr Essa Labs.
Diabot’s emergence represents a significant milestone in the realm of diabetes care in Pakistan. By harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, it not only simplifies access to vital healthcare information but also empowers individuals to take control of their diabetes management. With Diabot in the picture, Pakistan takes a confident step forward in the fight against diabetes, offering hope and support to countless individuals across the nation.
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