Mobile phone technologies and advanced data analysis towards the enhancement of diabetes self-management

Int J Electron Healthc. 2010;5(4):386-402. doi: 10.1504/IJEH.2010.036209.


Advances in the area of mobile and wireless communication for healthcare (m-Health) along with the improvements in information science allow the design and development of new patient-centric models for the provision of personalised healthcare services, increase of patient independence and improvement of patient's self-control and self-management capabilities. This paper comprises a brief overview of the m-Health applications towards the self-management of individuals with diabetes mellitus and the enhancement of their quality of life. Furthermore, the design and development of a mobile phone application for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) self-management is presented. The technical evaluation of the application, which permits the management of blood glucose measurements, blood pressure measurements, insulin dosage, food/drink intake and physical activity, has shown that the use of the mobile phone technologies along with data analysis methods might improve the self-management of T1DM.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / instrumentation
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / methods
  • Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation
  • Blood Pressure Determination / methods
  • Cell Phone*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / blood*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy*
  • Diet
  • Humans
  • Insulin / administration & dosage*
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory / instrumentation*
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory / trends
  • Motor Activity
  • Self Care / methods*
  • Telemedicine / instrumentation*
  • Telemedicine / methods
  • Telemedicine / trends


  • Insulin