A Leicester medtech startup which helps children suffering with Type 1 diabetes has launched a new version of its app.

HEAL.med is based at De Montfort University’s Innovation Centre and their platform Deapp (Diabetes Education App) helps young people understand their condition through a series of interactive games.

It has helped more than 2,500 young patients and their families since its launch.

The company said:

“We have been working on this new version for quite a while, and we are really pleased with what it will be able to tell healthcare staff about how patients are using the app, what they have learned and what they need more support with.

“As a not for profit, everything we do goes back into supporting our young patients and helping to make a difference. Our books have been put together with psychologists to help children unlock some of the difficult emotions that can come with a diagnosis and we are really proud that HEAL.med and Deapp has developed into an educational community.”

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