[Perspectives of mobile communication in the management of diabetics]

Wien Med Wochenschr. 2011 Jul;161(13-14):359-60. doi: 10.1007/s10354-011-0012-9.
[Article in German]


Sufficient control of blood glucose levels has been demonstrated to be associated with improved long-term outcome in patients with diabetes. Recent advances in interface technology allow transfer of measurement data to mobile devices, which enables control, multiple access, and storage of these data and virtually links patients and care-giving physicians. The possibility of alerting predefined addressee in case of measurements below or above certain limits offers some sort of security that cannot be obtained by simply penning a single value to a scratchpad. Therefore, treating physicians are able to follow the therapeutic course in an easy and finally time-independent manner. Furthermore, physical contact is not necessary, which may be favorable especially for elderly, sometimes immobile patients.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / methods*
  • Case Management*
  • Cell Phone*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / blood*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / therapy*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / therapy*
  • Electronic Health Records*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Compliance
  • Remote Consultation / methods*
  • Software
  • User-Computer Interface*