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An iPhone-based application for promoting type 2 diabetic patients self- management towards healthy lifestyle habits
Año:2011
Áreas de investigación
  • Tecnología electrónica y de las comunicaciones
Datos
Descripción
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
Internacional
No
Nombre congreso
III Workshop on Technology for Healthcare and Healthy Lifestyle
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Valencia
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
978-84-695-0822-0
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
01/12/2011
Fecha fin congreso
02/12/2011
Desde la página
6
Hasta la página
9
Título de las actas
WTHS?11 - Libro de Actas
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Participantes
  • Autor: Alejandro Gonzalez Paton (UPM)
  • Autor: Giuseppe Fico (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer (UPM)
  • Autor: Alessio Fioravanti . (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • 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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