Diabetics’ self-management systems : drawbacks and potential enhancements

Darwish, F, Silva, HCE and Saraee, MH ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3283-1912 2019, Diabetics’ self-management systems : drawbacks and potential enhancements , in: 2nd International Conference on Geoinformatics and Data Analysis (ICGDA), 15-17 March 2019, Prague, Czech Republic.

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Abstract

Diabetes is a pandemic that is growing globally, and by the year 2030 it is expected to effect three people every 10 minutes. In the UK, it is estimated that by 2025, 5 million people will have diabetes. Diabetes is currently costing the British National Health Service (NHS) over £1.5m an hour. This equates to 10% of the NHS budget for England and Wales or over £25,000 being spent on diabetes every minute. It is important to minimise these costs by employing new techniques to curtail existing cases and limit new cases. This goal will be accomplished through patient education and self-management. Self-management and self-monitoring play a significant role in restraining diabetes complications. A major component of self-management involves regular blood testing and detailed record keeping through comparative analysis, extensive surveying of diabetic's patients and medical professionals were carried out.
The outcome of this research was used to determine how to best create a global and easily accessible diabetes management e-toolkit, that will help the diabetic community alongside the medical community to reduce the harmful effects of this disease. The e-toolkit, that has been formed successfully, can connect the patient to their doctor. It will provide the patient with a single means of recording every important vital health factor and simultaneously allowing the doctor to access real-time monitoring.
The e-toolkit proposed in this paper would facilitate in bringing both the medical and diabetic group of people closer together resulting in a strengthened relationship. Patients will be able to record each imperative health factor whilst having the ability to communicate with their doctor and in turn, effectively managing their diabetes to their utmost potential.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: ICGDA 2019: 2nd International Conference on Geoinformatics and Data Analysis
Publisher: ACM Digital Library
Series Name: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
ISBN: 9781450362450
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Depositing User: FAHAD Darwish
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 15:02
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 15:17
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/50424

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