My Nightingale predicts your disease risk so that you can prevent future illnesses

The blood test and app estimate your risk for two chronic illnesses — heart diseases and type 2 diabetes — so that you can take the right preventive actions on time and avoid falling ill.

It’s a known fact that 80% of many serious health conditions, including heart diseases and type 2 diabetes, are preventable through lifestyle changes.  So, why do people still fall sick?

It’s because, under the current healthcare practices, you only find out about these illnesses when you show symptoms and seek the doctor’s help. However, most of these illnesses take years to develop, without showing any signs of the disease. By the time the symptoms show, there is very little time left to take preventative action.

But what if there was a way to know about your disease risk much before the symptoms arose.

You would know much in advance and have enough time to make the necessary lifestyle changes and be able to prevent falling sick.

That’s exactly what My Nightingale does!

The blood test predicts your chances of developing two chronic illnesses — heart diseases and type 2 diabetes — in the next 10 years so that you can take the right preventive steps and avoid the illness.

Here’s how we estimate the two disease risks and lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk.

How we estimate your disease risks

The My Nightingale gives you over 20 different results — such as cholesterol values, triglycerides, blood sugar, inflammation omega-3 and 6 and more — to help you track and improve different areas of health with just one blood test.

The two disease risk estimates are part of the Heart Age and Diabetes Resistance health indicator results.

And as you might have guessed, under Heart Age you can see your chances of getting cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years, while the type 2 diabetes risk is shown under the Diabetes Resistance health indicator.

Here’s how we calculate:

  • Based on scientific research: The risk calculation is based on our research findings done on massive population health data from the world’s biggest biobank — UK Biobank. Each blood value in this dataset is, therefore, from a real person.
  • Algorithm developed with big data and AI: The above has helped us identify patterns that show how changes in different biomarker levels in your blood (like cholesterol, triglycerides, ApoB, ApoA1 and such) relate to the risk of developing heart diseases and type 2 diabetes later in life.

By comparing these patterns with your blood values and age, our algorithm can then predict your heart disease and type 2 diabetes risk.

Visually simplified and easy to understand

To help you understand your risk values better, we’ve converted your risk data into an easy to read low-to-high scale. The green side of this scale represents a low risk, and as you slide towards the right (or red) side, your risk increases.

To sum it up: If the “your risk” dot is green, it means you have higher chances of developing the diseases in the coming years. If the value is more towards the right (red) zone, it means your chances of developing the illness is on the higher side.

How you can reduce disease risk

If your risk is in red, don’t worry! As mentioned above, this is a predictive tool and ‘high’ risk is just to alert you that you need to take some actions. Since these are long-term risk predictions (for the next 10 years), you have time to reduce your risk by making simple changes to your diet, exercise and other everyday habits.

Get specific advice from our two blog posts on:

Interested in knowing and reducing your future disease risks?