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Pediatric Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
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1/2022
vol. 28
 
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The usefulness of the nutrition apps in self-control of diabetes mellitus – the review of literature and own experience

Katarzyna Więckowska-Rusek
1
,
Justyna Danel
1
,
Grażyna Deja
2

1.
Students’ Scientific Association in Department of Children’s Diabetology, Medical University of Silesia, Poland
2.
Department of Children’s Diabetology, Medical University of Silesia, Poland
Pediatr Endocrinol Diabetes Metab 2022; 28 (1): 75–80
Online publish date: 2022/03/03
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Intensive technology development as well as the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the increased interest in the telemedicine and mHealth sector. Increasing availability and use of mobile devices as well as the constantly growing number of nutritional mobile applications, resulted in creating new tools for food and meals nutrients calculation which can be used by patients with diabetes. Variety of mobile applications and multiple functions included in them enable finding applications focused on individual patients’ needs. The scientific data coming from research conducted so far suggest that the regular use of mobile nutritional applications contributes to improving metabolic control of diabetes and the reduction of the value of glycated hemoglobin in patients with diabetes. Innovative solutions bring hope also for a significant improvement in the quality of life of patients.

The aim of this article was to summarize the EBM knowledge about the use of mHealth in self-control and diet of patients with diabetes, especially type 1 and to present and assess the nutrition mobile applications available in polish language according to their functionality in diabetic self-control.
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telemedicine, mHealth app, eHealth, mobile phone application, nutrition, type 1 diabetes mellitus


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