When Sara Nita’s son Marcus was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last fall, she began keeping a written log of his multiple daily blood-sugar readings.

But she soon started casting around for a way to keep an electronic record, something she could enter into her smartphone that would not look like a bunch of numbers, but show trends in Marcus’s glucose levels over time. What she discovered was the Bant app, a free download through iTunes named after Canadian insulin developer Frederick Banting, that’s aimed at helping patients better control their diabetes.

Read the article at the Montreal Gazette.