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An iPhone-based application for promoting type 2 diabetic patients self- management towards healthy lifestyle habits
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
In 2000, according to the World Health Organization, at least 171 million people, 2.8% of the population worldwide, suffered from diabetes. The Centres for Disease Control has defined it as an epidemic disease. Its incidence is increasing rapidly, and it is estimated that by 2030 this number will almost double. Diabetes mellitus occurs throughout the world, but is more common (especially type 2) in the more developed countries. Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when pancreas does not assure enough insulin secretion or when the body does not consume the insulin produced. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. The effect of uncontrolled diabetes is the hyperglycaemia (blood sugar), which eventually seriously damage many organs and systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels. Diabetes type 2 (most common type of diabetes) is highly correlated with elderly people, obesity or overweight. Promoting a healthy lifestyle helps patients to improve their quality of life and in many cases to avoid complications related to the disease. This paper is intended to describe an iPhone-based application for self-management of type 2 diabetic patients, which allow them improving their lifestyle
International
No
Congress
III Workshop on Technology for Healthcare and Healthy Lifestyle
960
Place
Valencia
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-695-0822-0
Start Date
01/12/2011
End Date
02/12/2011
From page
6
To page
9
WTHS?11 - Libro de Actas
Participants
  • Autor: Alejandro Gonzalez Paton (UPM)
  • Autor: Giuseppe Fico (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer (UPM)
  • Autor: Alessio Fioravanti . (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Life Supporting Technologies (Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Vida)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
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