Novel Health Mobile Technology as an Emerging Strategy in Diabetes Management

Author(s): Satish Kumar David and Mohamed Rafiullah

Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires patient awareness, education, and self-management of the disease by the patients. Mobile revolution and the accessibility of IT advances can serve as a connecting bridge in healthcare system which facilitates the treatment of the diseases like diabetes. However, the adequacy of these procedures needs to be evaluated thoroughly. Therefore, the authors have systematically reviewed the ongoing clinical studies using Mobile Health applications for diabetes Original articles published in ISI indexed journals from PubMed database over the period of 2007 to 2014 were collected using specific key words. Selected papers were divided into mobile applications for diabetes management (includes applications related to diabetes management), mobile applications for patient education (includes all the articles that uses smart phone as a tool for health education) and mobile applications for patient behavior modifications (included studies relating the mobile applications that affect and contribute to behavioral changes).