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Mobile application to induce lifestyle modifications in type 2 diabetic patients: prototype based on international guidelines
Author(s): M. García-Jaramillo; J. S. Delgado; F. León-Vargas
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a prototype app to induce lifestyle modifications in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients. The app design is based on International Diabetes Federation guidelines and recommendations from clinical studies related to diabetes health-care. Two main approaches, lifestyle modification and self-management education are used owing to significant benefits reported. The method used is based on setting goals under medical support related to physical activity, nutritional habits and weight loss, in addition to educational messages. This is specially implemented to address the main challenges that have limited the success of similar mobile applications already validated on diabetic patients. A traffic light is used to show the overall state of the goals compliance. This state could be understood as excellent (green), there are aspects to improve (yellow), or some individual goals are not carrying out (red). An example of how works this method is presented in results. Furthermore, the app provides recommendations to the user in case the overall state was in yellow or red. The recommendations pretend to induce the user to make changes in their eating habits and physical activity. According to international guidelines and clinical studies, a prototype of mobile application to induce a lifestyle modification in order to prevent adverse risk factors related to diabetes was presented. The resulting application is apparently consistent with clinical judgments, but a formal clinical validation is required. The effectiveness of this app is currently under consideration for the Colombian population with type 2 diabetes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9681, 11th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 96810E (22 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2211366
Show Author Affiliations
M. García-Jaramillo, Univ. Antonio Nariño (Colombia)
J. S. Delgado, Univ. Antonio Nariño (Colombia)
F. León-Vargas, Univ. Antonio Nariño (Colombia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9681:
11th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis
Eduardo Romero; Natasha Lepore; Juan D. García-Arteaga; Jorge Brieva, Editor(s)

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