Inside the National Diabetes Audit – and beyond

‘Think how far a smartphone has come,’ says Ali Parsa, Founder and CEO of babylon. ‘In five years, your phone will probably be 50 times more powerful than today. In 10 years, it’ll be 1000 times more powerful.’ Already, babylon allows users to access health care professionals through video consultations, phone calls or text messages. A monitoring system tracks, for example, cholesterol con- centrations, blood glucose and sugar levels, and can include an HbA1c test. Babylon’s doctors can analyse the data and suggest preventative measures.