Diabetes Monitor Health Application: Patient Guide

Scenario for Mrs. Goodwine

  • Mrs. Carla Goodwine is a 36-year-old African American female who was recently diagnosed with diabetes.
  • She is an active social worker and frequently forgets to take glucose tests.
  • Her doctor insists on the necessity of regular glucose measurements to adjust the prescribed treatment and preserve the quality of life.
  • Her husband is an IT developer and advises to find an application that would remind her of the necessity of blood glucose testing and save data to trace the changes and consult a doctor (Eng & Lee, 2013).
  • The patient is not organized concerning her health but believes that a mobile application can be helpful.

mHealth Application

  • Name: Diabetes Monitor (2017).
  • Purpose: Record, analyze, and control the development of diabetes, remind of blood glucose tests and prescribed medicine.
  • Intended audience: Patients with diabetes.
  • Mobile device(s): smartphones and tablets with Android 4.4 and up.
  • Location: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.huannguyen.diabetesmonitor

Teaching

  • Interface: Comfortable and easy to use
  • Functions: records daily activities and blood tests
  • Functions: opportunity to record exercises and taken meals.
  • The patient can save history of activities and test results
  • The patient can apply different types of reminders.

Evaluation

  • The patient gets an opportunity to monitor diabetes through recording and analysis of blood glucose tests.
  • An opportunity to record tests together with daily meals and exercise allows to trace connections between the food consumed, exercises taken, and glucose levels.
  • Allows taking notes.
  • A set of reminders helps to take medicine or blood glucose tests on time to have a clear picture of the disease.
  • Support of automatic backup from Google Drive to avoid data loss in case a device is broken.

References

Diabetes Monitor. (2017). Web.

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Eng, D., & Lee, J. (2013). The promise and peril of mobile health applications for diabetes and endocrinology. Pediatric Diabetes, 14(4), 231-238. Web.

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