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mHealth technologies for the self-management of diabetes in the older population

mHealth technologies for the self-management of diabetes in the older population SIGACCESS Newsletter Issue 111 January 2015 MHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE SELF-MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES IN THE OLDER POPULATION Sam Alexander School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading Reading, United Kingdom s.j.alexander@pgr.reading.ac.uk Abstract Diabetes Mellitus affects 347 million people worldwide and is predicted to become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. With an ageing population set to strain health- care resources globally, providers are shifting focus towards technology for a more efficient solution to managing people's health. As a result, mobile health (mHealth) technologies have emerged to allow people to effectively self-manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes. However, many mobile technologies are not appropriate for older adults. The aim of this research is to develop a diabetes mHealth app through user-centred design with older adults. Introduction/Motivation Diabetes is a highly prevalent and rapidly growing chronic disease globally. 347 million people worldwide have been diagnosed [2] (4.8% of the population) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that diabetes will become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030 [6]. Of the people affected by diabetes in the United States, 25.9% are aged 65+ [1]. A landmark study conducted by Diabetes UK clearly demonstrated that self-monitoring of bloodglucose, together http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing Association for Computing Machinery

mHealth technologies for the self-management of diabetes in the older population

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1558-2337
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SIGACCESS Newsletter Issue 111 January 2015 MHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE SELF-MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES IN THE OLDER POPULATION Sam Alexander School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading Reading, United Kingdom s.j.alexander@pgr.reading.ac.uk Abstract Diabetes Mellitus affects 347 million people worldwide and is predicted to become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. With an ageing population set to strain health- care resources globally, providers are shifting focus towards technology for a more efficient solution to managing people's health. As a result, mobile health (mHealth) technologies have emerged to allow people to effectively self-manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes. However, many mobile technologies are not appropriate for older adults. The aim of this research is to develop a diabetes mHealth app through user-centred design with older adults. Introduction/Motivation Diabetes is a highly prevalent and rapidly growing chronic disease globally. 347 million people worldwide have been diagnosed [2] (4.8% of the population) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that diabetes will become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030 [6]. Of the people affected by diabetes in the United States, 25.9% are aged 65+ [1]. A landmark study conducted by Diabetes UK clearly demonstrated that self-monitoring of bloodglucose, together

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Published: Jan 29, 2015

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