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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4528


Title: MED31/437: A Web-based Diabetes Management System: DiabNet
Authors: Zhao, N
Roudsari, A
Carson, E
Keywords: Abstract
Web-based
ActiveX
Diabetes Management
Decision-Making
Mobile Computing
Issue Date: 19-Sep-1999
Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
Citation: N Zhao, A Roudsari, E Carson. MED31/437: A Web-based Diabetes Management System: DiabNet. J Med Internet Res 1999;1(suppl1):e68 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/1999/suppl1/e68/>
Abstract: [This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/1999/suppl1/e68/ ] Introduction: A web-based system (DiabNet) was developed to provide instant access to the Electronic Diabetes Records (EDR) for end-users, and real-time information for healthcare professionals to facilitate their decision-making. It integrates portable glucometer, handheld computer, mobile phone and Internet access as a combined telecommunication and mobile computing solution for diabetes management. Methods: Active Server Pages (ASP) embedded with advanced ActiveX controls and VBScript were developed to allow remote data upload, retrieval and interpretation. Some advisory and Internet-based learning features, together with a video teleconferencing component make DiabNet web site an informative platform for Web-consultation. Results: The evaluation of the system is being implemented among several UK Internet diabetes discussion groups and the Diabetes Day Centre at the Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospital. Many positive feedback are received from the web site demonstrating DiabNet is an advanced web-based diabetes management system which can help patients to keep closer control of self-monitoring blood glucose remotely, and is an integrated diabetes information resource that offers telemedicine knowledge in diabetes management. Discussion: In summary, DiabNet introduces an innovative online diabetes management concept, such as online appointment and consultation, to enable users to access diabetes management information without time and location limitation and security concerns.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4528
ISSN: 1438-8871
Other Identifiers: doi:10.2196/jmir.1.suppl1.e68
Rights: Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Appears in Collections:Volume 1 (1999)

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