At just 15 years of age Zalia Campbell of New Lambton is a bonafine tech founder or ‘teenpreneur.’
In 2016, at the tender age of ten, Zalia, who lives with Type 1 Diabetes, came up with the idea of using technology to help others living with diabetes.
With the idea in her head, Zalia announced to her dad Michael that she wanted to design an app to help diabetes patients experiencing a potential emergency.
After a bit of a chat with, she came back a few hours later with a drawing of how she imagined the app would look and a brief on how it would work.
The Local first spoke with Zalia in late 2016 about her idea. Now after five years of fundraising and thanks to many generous, big-hearted people, a bit of research, many developer discussions, design and testing, the Diabetes Emergency App has come to life.
The app is available on the App Store and soon also on Google Play Store.
The photo here is of Zalia Campbell (holding the phone with Diabetes Emergency App displayed) with dad and co-founder Michael and sister Tilly.
“If you want to see what’s possible from the mind of a 10-year-old (Zalia’s age when the journey began), I invite you to spend $1.49 at the App Store and check it out. If you like it, feel free to give it 5 stars!” Michael told The Local.
“If you know some living with any kind of Diabetes, please let them know. You could be doing them a huge favour.” He added.