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Mobile health technology in the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes

Muralidharan, Shruti, Ranjani, Harish, Anjana, Ranjit Mohan, Allender, Steven and Mohan, Viswanathan 2017, Mobile health technology in the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes, Indian journal of endochrinology and metabolism, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 334-340, doi: 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_407_16.

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Title Mobile health technology in the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes
Author(s) Muralidharan, ShrutiORCID iD for Muralidharan, Shruti orcid.org/0000-0003-2254-0262
Ranjani, Harish
Anjana, Ranjit Mohan
Allender, Steven
Mohan, Viswanathan
Journal name Indian journal of endochrinology and metabolism
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Start page 334
End page 340
Total pages 7
Publisher Medknow Publications and Media
Place of publication Mumbai, India
Publication date 2017-03
ISSN 2230-8210
Keyword(s) Management
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
mobile health
mobile health technology
prevention
Summary Essential steps in diabetes prevention and management include translating research into the real world, improving access to health care, empowering the community, collaborative efforts involving physicians, diabetes educators, nurses, and public health scientists, and access to diabetes prevention and management efforts. Mobile phone technology has shown wide acceptance across various ages and socioeconomic groups and offers several opportunities in health care including self-management as well as prevention of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The future seems to lie in mobile health (mHealth) applications that can use embedded technology to showcase advanced uses of a smartphone to help with prevention and management of chronic disorders such as T2DM. This article presents a narrative review of the mHealth technologies used for the prevention and management of T2DM. Majority (48%) of the studies used short message service (SMS) technology as their intervention while some studies (29%) incorporated applications for medication reminders and insulin optimization for T2DM management. Few studies (23%) showed that, along with mHealth technology, health-care professionals' support resulted in added positive outcomes for the patients. This review highlights the fact that an mHealth intervention need not be restricted to SMS alone.
Language eng
DOI 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_407_16
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical And Health Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 920104 Diabetes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, Indian Journal of Endochrinology and Metabolism
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