Technology in the management of diabetes mellitus

Unnikrishnan, R and Sharma, N and Mohan, V and Ranjani, H (2018) Technology in the management of diabetes mellitus. Journal of Diabetology, 9 (1). p. 3. ISSN 2078-7685



The explosive increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in resource‑strapped regions of the world demands innovative solutions in healthcare. Advances in information technology, diagnostics and food technology have the potential to make diagnosis and treatment of diabetes simpler, cost‑effective and patient‑friendly. Newer methods of glucose testing such as the ambulatory glucose profile promise to make clinical decision‑making easier and more robust. More advanced modes of insulin delivery are likely to help larger proportions of patients achieve their glycaemic goals with minimal risk of hypoglycaemia. Use of telemedicine and electronic medical records represents a significant advance in improving delivery of diabetes care and monitoring its outcomes. Efforts are also on to harness the wide penetrance of mobile phones in spreading awareness about diabetes and its prevention as well as in screening for retinopathy. Advances in technology also promise to favourably alter the food habits of the population, with the advent of the novel high‑fibre white rice being a case in point. This narrative review aims to discuss some of the ways in which emerging technologies are making diabetes monitoring and treatment easier, more effective and pleasant for the patient.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Ambulatory glucose profile, diabetes, electronic medical record, food technology, mobile health, smartphone funds photography, technology, telemedicine
Divisions:Department of Diabetology
ID Code:1089
Deposited By:surendar radha
Deposited On:05 Jun 2018 17:04
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