The Amazon Echo
I am a 14-yr old Type 1 diabetic and I wanted to build an Alexa skill that can help me manage my blood sugar levels
What it does
Gluco Buddy currently provides a daily and weekly summary of my blood glucose levels. It helps me track my supplies like glucose test strips and needles and orders these from Amazon when they are running low
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I was able to build an Alexa skill in the summer that will really help me and other kids with Type 1 diabetes
What I learned
Never give up. Coding is hard and sometimes frustrating but the end product is very satisfying. Start simple and build upon the skill gradually.
What's next for Gluco Buddy
Order Diabetes Supplies directly from the skill. Contact the doctor or pharmacy. Gamification of the skill which will allow users in the same age group to compete for the best average blood sugar.