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Insulin bolus mobile health

Brigid A Knight, H David McIntyre, Ingrid J Hickman, Marina Noud
BACKGROUND: Modern flexible multiple daily injection (MDI) therapy requires people with diabetes to manage complex mathematical calculations to determine insulin doses on a day to day basis. Automated bolus calculators assist with these calculations, add additional functionality to protect against hypoglycaemia and enhance the record keeping process, however uptake and use depends on the devices meeting the needs of the user. We aimed to obtain user feedback on the usability of a mobile phone bolus calculator application in adults with T1DM to inform future development of mobile phone diabetes support applications...
September 15, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Iñaki Martínez-Sarriegui, Gema García-Sáez, Mercedes Rigla, Eulalia Brugués, Alberto de Leiva, Enrique J Gómez, Elena M Hernando
BACKGROUND: The combination of telemedicine systems integrating mobile technologies with the use of continuous glucose monitors improves patients' glycemic control but demands a higher interaction with information technology tools that must be assessed. In this article, we analyze patients' behavior from the use-of-the-system point of view, identifying how continuous monitoring may change the interaction of patients with the mobile telemedicine system. METHODS: Patients' behavior were evaluated in a clinical experiment consisting of a 2-month crossover randomized study with 10 type 1 diabetes patients...
January 2011: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
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