An iPhone-based application for promoting type 2 diabetic patients self- management towards healthy lifestyle habits

Gonzalez, A. and Fico, Giuseppe and Arredondo Waldmeyer, Maria Teresa and Fioravanti, Alessio (2011). An iPhone-based application for promoting type 2 diabetic patients self- management towards healthy lifestyle habits. In: "Workshop on Technology for Healthcare and Healthy Lifestyle 2011", 01/12/2011 - 02/12/2011, Valencia, España. pp. 6-9.

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Title: An iPhone-based application for promoting type 2 diabetic patients self- management towards healthy lifestyle habits
Author/s:
  • Gonzalez, A.
  • Fico, Giuseppe
  • Arredondo Waldmeyer, Maria Teresa
  • Fioravanti, Alessio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Workshop on Technology for Healthcare and Healthy Lifestyle 2011
Event Dates: 01/12/2011 - 02/12/2011
Event Location: Valencia, España
Title of Book: Proceedings of Workshop on Technology for Healthcare and Healthy Lifestyle 2011
Date: 2011
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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 through healthy diet, physical activity and education

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Item ID: 13234
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/13234/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:13234
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 29 Nov 2012 09:29
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 12:32
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