Impact story #01 - Combatting diabetes through an app

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The story of Frank's control over his diabetes 

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 is a chronic disease; one in which the risk of complications increases as a result of dysregulated glucose levels. Unfortunately, the number of diabetes 2 patients is increasing rapidly and they need help to control their disease. In order to stay healthy, diabetics need to constantly make sure that their blood sugar levels stay low and stable. To better assist them in maintaining their glucose levels, our researchers and students from the Master's in Health SciencesComputer Science, and Psychology developed the special support system 'Diameter'.

One project, three perspectives

At UT, we believe that solutions to challenges like this can only be created by joining forces from different perspectives. How can students of the Master's in Health Sciences, Computer Science, and Psychology contribute to the development of an app that helps diabetics to control their disease?

Create impact with a master's degree

All of our education and research is aimed to come up with solutions for today's challenges. Obtaining a university-level master's degree can help you to impact society by deepening your expertise in a certain field while also broadening your view and looking beyond your own discipline. Have you become interested in one of these master's programmes? Find out more below.


Are you wondering how the special support system 'Diameter' was developed? Listen to the experts in computer science, health sciences and psychology in the podcast below. Also, read the story of diabetes patient Ron. He took part in the Diameter pilot and during that time his blood sugar values reached the best levels they had in years!

Student experiences

The development of the Diameter app is a fascinating story that affects the lives of diabetes patients in a positive way. Read the stories of our students who transferred from a university of applied science (in Dutch: HBO) to a master's at UT, and find out how they contributed to the development of the Diameter app during their studies!

Find out if you are eligible

Have you become interested in one of these master's and are you wondering if you are admissible? For example, when you have obtained a Dutch HBO diploma? Take a look at the admission requirements of the specific master's to find out if you might be eligible, either directly or via a pre-master's. Also, have a look at the specialisations you can choose from!

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