Digital Health Interventions for Diabetes Self-Management Education/Support in Type 1 & 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Dumisani Nkhom, Charles Jenya Soko, Pierre Bowrin, Usman Iqbal

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Diabetes Mellitus is a major global concern. DSME (Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support) helps improve outcomes. Over the years, newer technologies have delivered DSME warranting an update of evidence. OBJECTIVES: Describe current digital health interventions employed in DSMES and their effectiveness in improving glycemic control and quality of life of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients compared to usual care. METHODS: Systematic review design and meta-analysis. We will search data from 2010 to 2019. The review will only include randomized control trials (RCTs) with digital health interventions (mobile health, social media, e-health) as the main intervention to deliver DSMES. EXPECTED RESULTS: We expect digital health intervention-led DSMES to improve target outcomes compared to usual care. This study will aggregate information on usage and challenges for these tools. It will also suggest the direction of effect of such tools in different populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1263-1264
Number of pages2
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume270
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 16 2020

Keywords

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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