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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2004;10(3):339-346.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2004.10.3.339    Published online September 30, 2004.
PDA Based Point-of-care Personal Diabetes Management System
Kyung Soon Park, Nam Jin Kim, Ju Hyun Hong, Mi Sook Park, Eun Jong Cha, Tae Soo Lee
1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Collage of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Korea.
2Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Science, Dankook University, Korea.
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To develop a PDA based hand-held system, which assists diabetic patients to self manage his/her blood glucose level, diet, and other related variables in a systematic way.

METHODS: Personal diabetes management system(PDMS) was developed in the integrated environment of Visual Studio.net 2003. The system was configured based on the documentation resulted from extensive review on the current S/W products and internet homepages for the diabetes.

RESULTS: PDMS was implemented with four main menus to manage personal information, diet, exercise, and blood glucose. It was designed to provide the quantitative health indices such as body mass index and diabetes index based on the personal physical information, pedigree, and living habits. It addition, it is capable of predicting changes of the body weight, which may remind patients of the importance of the disease management.

CONCLUSION:: A PDA based hand-held self management system was developed for the diabetes. The present system can be used as a mobile device within the tele-healthcare system integrated with medical center thru the internet.

Key Words: Diabetes Management, PDA(Personal Digital Assistant), Mobile Healthcare


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