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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137708/smartphone-based-non-invasive-salivary-glucose-biosensor
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Anuradha Soni, Sandeep Kumar Jha
The present work deals with the development of a non-invasive optical glucose biosensor using saliva samples and a smartphone. The sensor was fabricated with a simple methodology by immobilization of Glucose oxidase enzyme along with a pH responsive dye on a filter paper based strip. The strip changes color upon reaction with glucose present in saliva and the color changes were detected using a smartphone camera through RGB profiling. This standalone biosensor showed good sensitivity and low interference while operating within 20 s response time...
December 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115204/use-of-the-smartphone-application-pregnant-with-diabetes
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Sidse Kjærhus Nørgaard, Vibeke Ladefoged Nichum, Charlotte Barfred, Hellen Marguerite Juul, Anna Lilja Secher, Lene Ringholm, Peter Damm, Elisabeth Reinhardt Mathiesen
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this article was to evaluate the awareness and use of the smartphone application (app) "Pregnant with Diabetes" locally, nationally and internationally. METHODS: In 2013, a patient initiated collaboration with the staff at Centre for Pregnant Women with Diabetes, Rigs-hospitalet, to develop the app "Pregnant with Diabetes". The app communicates clinically important antenatal health information to women with diabetes, based on recommendations from our centre...
November 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074843/a-quantitative-point-of-need-assay-for-the-assessment-of-vitamin-d3-deficiency
#3
S Vemulapati, E Rey, D O'Dell, S Mehta, D Erickson
Vitamin D is necessary for the healthy growth and development of bone and muscle. Vitamin D deficiency, which is present in 42% of the US population, is often undiagnosed as symptoms may not manifest for several years and long-term deficiency has been linked to osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer. Currently the majority of vitamin D testing is performed in large-scale commercial laboratories which have high operational costs and long times-to-result. Development of a low-cost point-of-need assay could be transformative to deficiency analysis in limited-resource settings...
October 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060835/phonequant-a-smartphone-based-quantitative-immunoassay-analyser
#4
Malay Ilesh Shah, Jayaraj Joseph, Ujwal Sriharsha Sanne, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam
There is a vital need for portable and cost-effective point-of-care (PoC) testing technologies that provide reliable and rapid results. Lateral Flow Immunoassays (LFIA) are suitable PoC diagnostic tools with the potential for use in a wide variety of field applications ranging from uses in clinical diagnostics to aiding law enforcement. Quick and reliable diagnosis of non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes is vital especially in developing countries like India where the burden of these diseases is very high and is increasing day by day...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017988/encouraging-physical-activity-in-patients-with-diabetes-intervention-using-a-reinforcement-learning-system
#5
Elad Yom-Tov, Guy Feraru, Mark Kozdoba, Shie Mannor, Moshe Tennenholtz, Irit Hochberg
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is known to be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, most of the people who have diabetes lead a sedentary lifestyle. Smartphones create new possibilities for helping people to adhere to their physical activity goals through continuous monitoring and communication, coupled with personalized feedback. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to help type 2 diabetes patients increase the level of their physical activity...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993396/sensing-interstitial-glucose-to-nudge-active-lifestyles-signal-feasibility-of-combining-novel-self-monitoring-technologies-for-persuasive-behaviour-change
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Maxine E Whelan, Andrew P Kingsnorth, Mark W Orme, Lauren B Sherar, Dale W Esliger
INTRODUCTION: Increasing physical activity (PA) reduces the risk of developing diabetes, highlighting the role of preventive medicine approaches. Changing lifestyle behaviours is difficult and is often predicated on the assumption that individuals are willing to change their lifestyles today to reduce the risk of developing disease years or even decades later. The self-monitoring technologies tested in this study will present PA feedback in real time, parallel with acute physiological data...
October 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970445/awareness-and-use-of-mhealth-apps-a-study-from-england
#7
Reem Kayyali, Aliki Peletidi, Muhammad Ismail, Zahra Hashim, Pedro Bandeira, Jennifer Bonnah
Purpose: Mobile health (mHealth) solutions have become an inevitable element of the healthcare landscape. The recommendation and use of mHealth is important, but it is often underutilised. This study was conducted in England. It aimed to determine the use and recommendation of mHealth apps by pharmacists, the public's perceptions of mHealth apps in general, and the awareness and use of health apps by diabetic patients in particular. Methods: The study used a mixed research approach, utilising a sequence of survey-based questionnaires with pharmacists and the general public, followed by semi-structured interviews with diabetic patients...
June 14, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952379/rethinking-the-endpoints-of-mhealth-intervention-research-in-diabetes-care
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Katherine L Modzelewski, Mary-Catherine Stockman, Devin W Steenkamp
Mobile health (mHealth) is an emerging branch of medicine that utilizes technology to impact health care. With increasing access to smartphones and mobile devices, there has been an increase in both the availability and use of mHealth resources, including the use of text messages, apps, and web portals. In diabetes, there is particular interest as technology has long been a mainstay of management through glucometers, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, which are increasingly interconnected. Although there is high demand for mHealth interventions in diabetes, there is no clear consensus on the best way to monitor these interventions...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944601/an-advanced-multifunctional-hydrogel-based-dressing-for-wound-monitoring-and-drug-delivery
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Bahram Mirani, Erik Pagan, Barbara Currie, Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, Reihaneh Hosseinzadeh, Pooria Mostafalu, Yu Shrike Zhang, Aziz Ghahary, Mohsen Akbari
Wound management is a major global challenge and poses a significant financial burden to the healthcare system due to the rapid growth of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and aging population. The ability to detect pathogenic infections and release drug at the wound site is of the utmost importance to expedient patient care. Herein, this study presents an advanced multifunctional dressing (GelDerm) capable of colorimetric measurement of pH, an indicator of bacterial infection, and release of antibiotic agents at the wound site...
October 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942537/a-review-of-technology-assisted-interventions-for-diabetes-prevention
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REVIEW
Shira Grock, Jeong-Hee Ku, Julie Kim, Tannaz Moin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The high prevalence of prediabetes and success of the diabetes prevention program (DPP) has led to increasing efforts to provide readily accessible, cost-effective DPP interventions to the general public. Technology-assisted DPP interventions are of particular interest since they may be easier to widely distribute and sustain as compared to traditional in-person DPP. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of currently available technology-assisted DPP interventions...
September 23, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942509/technology-interventions-to-manage-food-intake-where-are-we-now
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REVIEW
Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Luke Gemming
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes the state-of-the-art for dietary assessment using smartphone apps and digital technology and provides an update on the efficacy of technology-mediated interventions for dietary change. RECENT FINDINGS: Technology has progressed from apps requiring entry of foods consumed, to digital imaging to provide food intake data. However, these methods rely on patients being active in data collection. The automated estimation of the volume and composition of every meal consumed globally is years away...
September 23, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913822/improved-glycemic-control-in-a-patient-group-performing-7-point-profile-self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-and-intensive-data-documentation-an-open-label-multicenter-observational-study
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Jochen Sieber, Frank Flacke, Manuela Link, Cornelia Haug, Guido Freckmann
INTRODUCTION: Regular self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is recommended as an integral part of therapy for all patients with diabetes treated with insulin. In the current study, the effects on glycemic control of taking 7-point SMBG profiles and using a diabetes management system (DMA) on a smartphone were investigated. METHODS: In a 12-week, open-label, multicenter, observational study, 51 patients [26 with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and 25 with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)] were instructed to perform SMBG at least seven times a day using DMA combined with the iBGStar (®) SMBG system...
October 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912193/effectiveness-of-a-multifactorial-intervention-based-on-an-application-for-smartphones-heart-healthy-walks-and-a-nutritional-workshop-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-primary-care-emid-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rosario Alonso-Domínguez, Manuel A Gómez-Marcos, Maria C Patino-Alonso, Natalia Sánchez-Aguadero, Cristina Agudo-Conde, Carmen Castaño-Sánchez, Luis García-Ortiz, José I Recio-Rodríguez
INTRODUCTION: New information and communication technologies (ICTs) may promote lifestyle changes, but no adequate evidence is available on their combined effect of ICTs with multifactorial interventions aimed at improving diet and increasing physical activity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). The primary objective of this study is to assess the effect of a multifactorial intervention to increase physical activity and adherence to Mediterranean diet in DM2. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Study scope and population: The study will be conducted at 'La Alamedilla' primary care research unit in Salamanca (Spain)...
September 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887192/integrating-smartphone-technology-social-support-and-the-outdoor-physical-environment-to-improve-fitness-among-adults-at-risk-of-or-diagnosed-with-type-2-diabetes-findings-from-the-ecofit-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ronald C Plotnikoff, Magdalena Wilczynska, Kristen E Cohen, Jordan J Smith, David R Lubans
The risk and prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) has dramatically increased over the past decade. The aim of this study was to develop, implement and evaluate a physical activity intervention to improve aerobic and muscular fitness among adults at risk of, or diagnosed with T2D. A 20-week, assessor blinded, parallel-group randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted at the University of Newcastle (June-December 2015). Adults were randomized to the intervention (n=42) or wait-list control group (n=42). The theory-based intervention included: Phase 1 (weeks 1-10) integrated group sessions (outdoor physical activity and cognitive mentoring), and the eCoFit smartphone application (app)...
December 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751438/physical-activity-patterns-and-socio-demographic-correlates-of-physical-activity-among-medical-undergraduates-in-sri-lanka-an-observational-study
#15
Arjuna Medagama, Manoj Galgomuwa, Chinthani De Silva
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for mortality worldwide and a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Medical undergraduates are a group of young adults expected to have a sound knowledge of the benefits of physical activity (PA) and have an active lifestyle. OBJECTIVE: To quantifyPA levels among medical undergraduates of a Sri Lankan university and to determine the socio-demographic correlates of physical inactivity...
July 27, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745099/a-new-wireless-enabled-blood-glucose-monitoring-system-that-links-to-a-smart-mobile-device-accuracy-and-user-performance-evaluation
#16
Mark Christiansen, Carmine Greene, Scott Pardo, Mary Ellen Warchal-Windham, Bern Harrison, Robert Morin, Timothy S Bailey
BACKGROUND: These studies investigated the accuracy of the new Contour(®)Next ONE blood glucose monitoring system (BGMS) that is designed to sync with the Contour™ Diabetes app on a smartphone or tablet. METHODS: A laboratory study tested fingertip capillary blood samples from 100 subjects in duplicate using 3 test strip lots, based on ISO 15197:2013 Section 6.3 analytical accuracy standards. A clinical study assessed accuracy per ISO 15197:2013 Section 8 criteria...
May 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745090/if-smbg-accuracy-is-critical-to-patient-safety-why-are-inaccurate-meters-still-on-the-market
#17
Christopher G Parkin
In this issue of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Christiansen and colleagues report results from two studies, laboratory and clinical, that assessed the accuracy of a new blood glucose monitoring system, the Contour®Next ONE (Ascensia Diabetes Care, Parsippany, NJ, USA). The new system comprises a blood glucose meter that can link (via Bluetooth®) to the Contour™ Diabetes app, which operates on a smartphone or tablet. Results from both studies showed that the system exceeded the accuracy standards defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15197:2013...
May 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728436/now-is-the-time-for-a-security-and-safety-standard-for-consumer-smartphones-controlling-diabetes-devices
#18
David C Klonoff, David Kerr, Dave Kleidermacher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727183/a-randomised-controlled-trial-on-a-nurse-led-smartphone-based-self-management-programme-for-patients-with-poorly-controlled-type-2-diabetes-a-study-protocol
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Wenru Wang, Betsy Seah, Ying Jiang, Violeta Lopez, Cherry Tan, Suan Tee Lim, Hongliang Ren, Yin Hao Khoo
AIM: To develop and compare a nurse-led smartphone-based self-management programme with an existing nurse-led diabetes service on health-related outcomes for patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes in Singapore. BACKGROUND: Over the past decades, Asia has emerged as the 'diabetes epicentre' in the world due to rapid economic development, urbanisation and nutrition transition. There is an urgent need to develop more effective care management strategies in response to this rising diabetes epidemic...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720103/an-information-and-communication-technology-based-centralized-clinical-trial-to-determine-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-insulin-dose-adjustment-education-based-on-a-smartphone-personal-health-record-application-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Gyuri Kim, Ji Cheol Bae, Byoung Kee Yi, Kyu Yeon Hur, Dong Kyung Chang, Moon-Kyu Lee, Jae Hyeon Kim, Sang-Man Jin
BACKGROUND: A Personal Health Record (PHR) is an online application that allows patients to access, manage, and share their health data. PHRs not only enhance shared decision making with healthcare providers, but also enable remote monitoring and at-home-collection of detailed data. The benefits of PHRs can be maximized in insulin dose adjustment for patients starting or intensifying insulin regimens, as frequent self-monitoring of glucose, self-adjustment of insulin dose, and precise at-home data collection during the visit-to-visit period are important for glycemic control...
July 18, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
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