Pilot Project: ICT System for Management and Self-management of Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the leading health problems in the world and its treatment typically requires a lot of interactions between healthcare professionals and patients. Patients are advised to self-monitor their blood glucose in order to achieve a specific level of glycemic control, to prevent hypoglycemia and to help healthcare professionals to adjust their treatment. In order to help patients and healthcare professionals provide better self-management and management of diabetes, we have developed new system. The system comprises a device for connecting and communicating with glucose meters, data management software for data acquisition and visualization, and database. The system is endorsed through the pilot project by Croatian Health Insurance Fund and Croatian Ministry of Health. We present some features of the collected data from the first one hundred patients.
This research has been partially supported by the European Regional Development Fund under the project “Technology platform for new ICT strategies in diabetes therapy and control” agreement n° RC.2.2.08-0010, and by the project “Cardiovascular Health Informatics: Unobtrusive Sensing and Information Integration for the Tele-Monitoring of Patients”.
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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