As a Medical Doctor in one of the underdeveloped slums of Pakistan, I noticed the enormous disparity of healthcare access in diseased populations. While we have great healthcare management in first-world countries like the US, Australia, and Denmark, none of that has even the slightest chance of reaching 80% of the diseased population in the world because they can not afford it.
This was more pronounced in Insulin-Dependent Diabetes, which was close to my heart because countries like Pakistan have an epidemic of Diabetes. According to a survey, 1 in 10 people in a city of Pakistan suffer from it, either diagnosed or undiagnosed, and that has to do with certain genetic factors. What's actually heart-breaking is that quite many of this population are children, the so-called Type-1 Diabetes. After seeing literally hundreds of children self-injecting themselves with insulin and hundreds more, still crying at the sight of the needle they have to insert every day, I looked into other soluti...
As a Medical Doctor in one of the underdeveloped slums of Pakistan, I noticed the enormous disparity of healthcare access in diseased populations. While we have great healthcare management in first-world countries like the US, Australia, and Denmark, none of that has even the slightest chance of reaching 80% of the diseased population in the world because they can not afford it.
This was more pronounced in Insulin-Dependent Diabetes, which was close to my heart because countries like Pakistan have an epidemic of Diabetes. According to a survey, 1 in 10 people in a city of Pakistan suffer from it, either diagnosed or undiagnosed, and that has to do with certain genetic factors. What's actually heart-breaking is that quite many of this population are children, the so-called Type-1 Diabetes. After seeing literally hundreds of children self-injecting themselves with insulin and hundreds more, still crying at the sight of the needle they have to insert every day, I looked into other solutions. Avoidance of proper treatment leads to high blood glucose levels. Hence I would see hundreds more coming into our Pedriatic emergency department, comatose because they did not take their injections at the needed time. Some proposed solutions in the aforementioned developed countries included the closed-loop insulin pump system or array technology. However, both of them still involve needles, do not have safety profiles checked, and do not have wide FDA approvals. Furthermore, the system costs over 800$ with over 200$ per month. This is why even in the US, only those who have it covered by insurance can even think of it. The rest of them, including the children, keep up with the much more painful needle-insulin method. 1000$ for medical treatment is difficult to pay for the majority of the population of low-income countries like Pakistan, to say the least.
To tackle these problems, we made a needle-less (and hence, painless), safe, and affordable (basic component can be made under 6$) system, called MAP, applied to adults and children alike, like a watch, over the arm. In fact, for children, we even plan to have custom designing with child-friendly cartoons, textures, and colors as they want.
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talha durrani Engineer Just your average Medical doctor in Pakistan, trying to make the world better.