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Ramachandran Rajalakshmi, Radhakrishnan Subashini, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Viswanathan Mohan
OBJECTIVES: To assess the role of artificial intelligence (AI)-based automated software for detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and sight-threatening DR (STDR) by fundus photography taken using a smartphone-based device and validate it against ophthalmologist's grading. METHODS: Three hundred and one patients with type 2 diabetes underwent retinal photography with Remidio 'Fundus on phone' (FOP), a smartphone-based device, at a tertiary care diabetes centre in India...
March 9, 2018: Eye
Wendelin Schramm
The way diabetes patients cope with their disease in day-to-day routines is decisive for the development or the prevention of medical complications. Smartphones have created the ubiquitous environment to support health care with mobile applications (mHealth). This article comments on the publication by Offringa et al in JDST, which is one of few studies that tries to isolate the effects of a diabetes app. At the same time, it is a good example to discuss general aspects of mHealth in diabetes care. Treatment context, eHealth literacy, interoperability, and efficiency will determine the success of diabetes apps...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
Gitte Reventlov Husted, Janne Weis, Grete Teilmann, Pernille Castensøe-Seidenfaden
BACKGROUND: Adequate self-management is the cornerstone of preventing type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) complications. However, T1DM self-management is challenging for young people, who often struggle during the transition from childhood to adulthood. The mobile health (mHealth) app Young with Diabetes (YWD) was developed in collaboration with young people to enhance their T1DM self-management during this transition. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of YWD on young people's self-management during a 12-month period...
February 28, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Erica Y Xue, Laurel K Chandler, Stephen L Viviano, Jonathan D Keith
OBJECTIVE: Forward-looking infrared (FLIR) thermography technology uses a handheld camera that measures skin infrared emissivity, captures photographs, and can be analyzed through specialized software. Forward-looking infrared images can be used to analyze and correlate burn wound temperature with burn depth, burn progression, and the number of days needed for healing. FLIR ONE is a miniature, smartphone-compatible thermal imaging camera that has been used to assess inflammation in diabetic foot ulcers, as well as locating perforators in flap surgery...
February 28, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Yoshimi Fukuoka, Eric Vittinghoff, Julie Hooper
More than half of Latino adults living in the USA are expected to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. Despite the growing interest in smartphone use for weight loss and diabetes prevention, relatively few clinical trials have evaluated the efficacy of mobile app-based interventions in Latino populations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential efficacy of an in-person weight loss intervention in conjunction with a commercially available Fitbit app in a Latino sample at risk for type 2 diabetes and explore significant predictors associated with weight loss...
February 21, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
Zhilian Huang, Michael Soljak, Bernhard Otto Boehm, Josip Car
AIMS: We assessed the number, proportion and clinical relevance of diabetes self-management apps in major languages spoken by ten countries with the greatest number of people with diabetes. METHODS: China, India, USA, Brazil, Russian Federation, Mexico, Indonesia, Egypt, Japan and Pakistan were identified as the ten countries with the largest number of people with diabetes based on the latest NCD-RisC survey. Android and iOS apps in the ten national languages were extracted with a search strategy...
February 12, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
Hadas Miremberg, Tal Ben-Ari, Tal Betzer, Hagit Raphaeli, Rose Gasnier, Giulia Barda, Jacob Bar, Eran Weiner
BACKGROUND: Patient compliance and tight glycemic control have been demonstrated to improve pregnancy outcome in pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The use of advanced technological tools, including smartphone-based platforms, to improve medical care and outcomes has been demonstrated in various fields of medicine, but only few small studies were performed with GDM patients. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the impact of introducing a smartphone-based daily feedback and communication platform between GDM patients and their physicians, on patient compliance, glycemic control, pregnancy outcome, and patient satisfaction...
February 6, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ilana Graetz, Jie Huang, Richard J Brand, John Hsu, Cyrus K Yamin, Mary E Reed
OBJECTIVES: Some patients lack regular computer access and experience a digital divide that causes them to miss internet-based health innovations. The diffusion of smartphones has increased internet access across the socioeconomic spectrum, and increasing the channels through which patients can access their personal health records (PHRs) could help bridge the divide in PHR use. We examined PHR use through a computer-based Web browser or mobile device. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional historical cohort analysis...
January 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
I X Y Wu, J C Y Kee, D E Threapleton, R Ma, V C K Lam, E K P Lee, S Y S Wong, V C H Chung
Patient education and behavioural interventions for self-management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are effective but place demands on manpower resources. This systematic review aimed to investigate the effectiveness of smartphone technologies (STs) for improving glycaemic control among T2DM patients. CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL and ScienceDirect were searched through December 2016. Randomized controlled trials comparing STs with usual diabetes care among T2DM patients and reporting change in glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) level were included...
January 17, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Jeanette B Skar, Lisa M Garnweidner-Holme, Mirjam Lukasse, Laura Terragni
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with controlling their blood glucose values and receiving health and nutrition information using a smartphone app (the Pregnant+ app). DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: The study utilised the interpretative phenomenological analysis method. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 participants among those participating to the randomised controlled trial...
December 27, 2017: Midwifery
Justine Karduck, Karen Chapman-Novakofski
OBJECTIVE: To develop and administer a questionnaire to determine what factors may be associated with app use (including frequency of use, reasons to recommend to clients/patients, perceived effectiveness on health, health aspects used, features, and types of apps) by clinicians working in diabetes and weight management patient care settings. METHODS: The Clinician Apps Survey was developed and contained 3 question domains (smartphone apps use, behavior theory in counseling sessions, and demographics) to explore frequency, types, preferred features, benefits/barriers of using apps, counseling techniques used, and clinician demographics...
January 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Stephanie E Bonn, Christina Alexandrou, Kristin Hjörleifsdottir Steiner, Klara Wiklander, Claes-Göran Östenson, Marie Löf, Ylva Trolle Lagerros
BACKGROUND: Physical activity can decrease the risk of complications related to diabetes type 2. Feasible and scalable strategies to implement support for a healthy lifestyle for patients in primary care are needed. The aim of the DiaCert-study is to evaluate a digital healthcare platform and the effect of a 12-week long smartphone-app physical activity intervention aiming at increasing physical activity (primary outcome) and improve levels of HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin), blood lipids, blood pressure, body composition, as well as other lifestyle factors and overall health in patients with diabetes type 2...
January 10, 2018: BMC Public Health
Piotr Foltynski, Piotr Ladyzynski, Ewa Pankowska, Karolina Mazurczak
BACKGROUND: Patients using an insulin pump as part of their diabetes treatment need to calculate insulin bolus to compensate for a meal. Some patients do not modify their meal boluses according to the changing amount and composition of food products in a meal. The lack of correct meal boluses leads to unstable, and therefore harmful blood glucose levels. The aim of the current study was to test the system supporting bolus determination based on the voice description of a meal. METHODS: The developed bolus calculator consists of the smartphone application and three remote servers for automatic speech recognition, text analysis, and insulin dosage calculation...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Diabetes
Hang Ding, Farhad Fatehi, Anthony W Russell, Mohan Karunanithi, Anish Menon, Dominique Bird, Leonard C Gray
BACKGROUND: Many patients with diabetes require insulin therapy to achieve optimal glycemic control. Initiation and titration of insulin often require an insulin dose adjustment (IDA) program, involving frequent exchange of blood glucose levels (BGLs) and insulin prescription advice between the patient and healthcare team. This process is time consuming with logistical barriers. OBJECTIVE: To develop an innovative mobile health (m-Health) mobile-based IDA program (mIDA) and evaluate the user adherence and experience through a proof-of-concept trial...
December 20, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Zahra Heidari, Masoud Mirghorbani, Hassan Hashemi
Telemedicine is an emerging field in recent medical achievements with rapid development. The "smartphone" availability has increased in both developed and developing countries even among people in rural and remotes areas. Tele-based services can be used for screening ophthalmic diseases and also monitoring patients with known diseases. Electronic ophthalmologic records of the patients including captured images by smartphones from anterior and posterior segments of the eye will be evaluated by ophthalmologists, and if patients require further evaluations, they will be referred to experts in the relevant field...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
C Farrington
There is a pressing need for new treatment regimens that enable improved glycaemic control and reduced diabetes self-management burdens. Closed-loop, or artificial pancreas, systems represent one of the most promising avenues in this regard. Closed-loop systems connect wearable continuous glucose monitor (CGM) sensors to smartphone- or tablet-mounted algorithms that process and model CGM data to deliver precise and frequently updated doses of fast-acting insulin (and glucagon in dual-hormone systems) to users via wearable pumps...
December 16, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
Shruti Muralidharan, Viswanathan Mohan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Sidhant Jena, Nikhil Tandon, Steven Allender, Harish Ranjani
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing in epidemic proportions in low- and middle-income countries. There is an urgent need for novel methods to tackle the increasing incidence of diabetes. The ubiquity of mobile phone use and access to Internet makes mobile health (mHealth) technology a viable tool to prevent and manage diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this randomized controlled trial is to implement and evaluate the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of a reality television-based lifestyle intervention program...
December 12, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
Syarafina Izahar, Qi Ying Lean, Mohammed Abdul Hameed, Muthu Kumar Murugiah, Rahul P Patel, Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi, Tin Wui Wong, Long Chiau Ming
Diabetes self-management offers an opportunity to patients to be actively involved in managing their conditions and modifying lifestyle behaviors to attain positive health outcomes. With the unprecedented growth of mobile technology, smartphone plays a role in supporting diabetes self-management. Nonetheless, selecting appropriate mobile applications (apps) is challenging for patients. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate and compare the contents and features of mobile medical apps for diabetes self-management...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Bree E Holtz, Katharine M Murray, Denise D Hershey, Joshua Richman, Julie K Dunneback, Arpita Vyas, Michael A Wood
Introduction Type 1 diabetes impacts approximately 1.25 m Americans, many of them young children. As a child grows, there is a transition towards independence and they must learn to manage their diabetes independently. The objective of this study was to design, develop and conduct a prototype test to assess the satisfaction and feasibility of a mobile app for adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their parents to aid in this transition. Methods Ten parent/adolescent groups used MyT1DHero for four weeks. They were given a pre-test/post-test survey regarding family conflict with three tasks of diabetes management and the general tone of family communication...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Steven S Coughlin, Jessica Lynn Stewart
Background: About 35% of US adults have pre-diabetes and an increased risk of diabetes. Consumer-facing devices such as the Fitbit help users become more physically active and manage their weight which reduces risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Methods: In this commentary we provide a summary of healthy lifestyle intervention studies involving persons with pre-diabetes including those conducted in routine clinical practice. We also provide an account of how such interventions might be enhanced through the use of wearable devices linked to smartphone applications...
November 2017: J Hosp Manag Health Policy
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