EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities 16(4): e2

Research Article

Smartphone Application for Self Blood Glucose Monitoring & Disease Management- A Case Report

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2262011,
        author={Moshe Kamar},
        title={Smartphone Application for Self Blood Glucose Monitoring \& Disease Management- A Case Report},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        volume={16},
        number={4},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={SC},
        year={2015},
        month={12},
        keywords={glucose meter, glucose monitor, diabetes, t1 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, diabetes performance, hba1c, diabetes compliance, blood sugar, blood glucose, diabetes self-management},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2262011}
    }
    
  • Moshe Kamar
    Year: 2015
    Smartphone Application for Self Blood Glucose Monitoring & Disease Management- A Case Report
    SC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2262011
Moshe Kamar1,*
  • 1: Department of Acute Care, Wolfson Medical Center
*Contact email: brenda@mydario.com

Abstract

Self-management of blood sugar glucose, diet and control of daily activities are crucial in overall management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). In order to better adjust insulin type and dosage, educate for better diet patients are seldom requested to conduct a diary of their glucose measurements and meals. In today’s era of smartphone widespread use, it has been suggested that using mobile technology for self-blood glucose measurement together with the ability to automatically capture other factors important to control DM, may be an important method for enhancing disease self-management. The Dario™ device and mobile application, is a self-blood glucose monitoring device using smartphone interface. The application accumulates data of measurements, insulin intake, meals and physical activity. Users are also members of an electronic DM support group. We present a case of a 55 y.o. type 2 DM patient who reported using the device over a year period. The patient baseline HbA1c before using the Dario program was 7.4. He started using the Dario device and application and over a period of one year he managed to gradually reduce HbA1c to 6.2 by keeping his glucose measurements in range from 20% a week to 100%.