Journal of Diabetes Research

mHealth and eHealth for Obesity and Types 2 and 1 Diabetes


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1Catholic University of Milan, Milan, Italy

2University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy

3University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


mHealth and eHealth for Obesity and Types 2 and 1 Diabetes

Description

The etiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes is universally recognized as multifactorial with a complex interaction between genetic, individual, and environmental factors.

Clinical interventions, which typically focus on weight loss, reduction of obesity-related comorbidities, and change in dysfunctional behaviors, should be implemented in a multidisciplinary context with a clinical team composed of endocrinologists, nutritionists, dieticians, physiotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and sometimes surgeons. Significant limitations in the multidisciplinary chronic care management of type 2 diabetes with obesity concern costs and long-term adherence and compliance. mHealth (also m-health, mhealth, or mobile health) could be defined as the practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile communication devices, such as mobile phones, tablet computers, and PDAs, for health services and information. mHealth could be useful also for type 1 diabetes that often needs rigorous daily routines and an enduring self-management.

Programs with mHealth platforms and new technologies could overcome limitations connected to the traditional in-patient chronic care management by providing promising opportunities for enhancing weight reduction and reducing complications in terms of long-term efficacy and effectiveness across clinical, organizational, and economic perspectives.

New technologies can help clinicians and motivate patients in maintaining significant lifestyle behavior changes, improving health outcomes, quality of life, and well-being, and ensuring functional patient empowerment and engagement.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • mHealth applications for remote monitoring and management, biomedical sensors and devices, integrated platforms, and technologies in chronic care management of obesity and type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes
  • mHealth solutions for changing lifestyles, promoting healthier behaviors, and enhancing motivation to change and patient's adherence-engagement-empowerment in obesity and type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes
  • mHealth solutions for prevention and treatment of diabetes (i.e., blood glucose management, insulin administration, lifestyle education, etc.) improved via remote platforms
  • mHealth solutions in specific healthcare settings such as remote areas, low income countries, and poor regions
  • mHealth cost-effectiveness studies and projects
  • Web, Internet, and telephone based clinical protocols, telemedicine, and eHealth applications in clinical psychology for obesity and type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9627602
  • - Editorial

mHealth and eHealth for Obesity and Types 2 and 1 Diabetes

Gianluca Castelnuovo | Giancarlo Mauri | Kayo Waki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5043964
  • - Research Article

Exercise Therapy for Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Superior Efficacy of Activity Monitors over Pedometers

Masaaki Miyauchi | Masao Toyoda | ... | Masafumi Fukagawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3192673
  • - Research Article

Development and Evaluation of a Computer-Based, Self-Management Tool for People Recently Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

Alison O. Booth | Carole Lowis | ... | Michelle C. McKinley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3798729
  • - Research Article

Long-Term Follow-Up of the Telemonitoring Weight-Reduction Program “Active Body Control”

Gabriele Stumm | Alexandra Blaik | ... | Claus Luley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1604609
  • - Research Article

Usability Pitfalls of Diabetes mHealth Apps for the Elderly

Maša Isaković | Urban Sedlar | ... | Janez Bešter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5027356
  • - Research Article

Uptake and Effects of the e-Vita Personal Health Record with Self-Management Support and Coaching, for Type 2 Diabetes Patients Treated in Primary Care

M. van Vugt | M. de Wit | ... | F. J. Snoek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2974521
  • - Research Article

The Motivating Function of Healthcare Professional in eHealth and mHealth Interventions for Type 2 Diabetes Patients and the Mediating Role of Patient Engagement

Guendalina Graffigna | Serena Barello | ... | Julia Menichetti
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