GDm-Health


Listed in: Blood glucose monitoring  Pregnancy  
GDm-Health

Available on:



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Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

GDm-Health enables women with gestational diabetes to track their blood glucose levels and stay in touch with their healthcare team.

Approved by


Languages

English

Countries of use

Currently within the UK National Health Service.

Cost

Free

Developer

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Drayson Technologies
(Based in United Kingdom)
https://ouhbsp.oxnet.nhs.uk/gdm/

Funder

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Drayson Technologies

Medical Adviser

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Drayson Technologies

Features

Reminders Reminders
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Trackers Trackers
Information Information

Summary

Monitoring blood glucose levels is very important for women with gestational diabetes to reduce the risk of complications.

The GDm-Health app, has been tested with patients in the UK National Health Service, and assessed against the NHS app assessment questions.

The app enables women with gestational disease supported by participating clinics to:
. Check and download to the app their blood glucose from their meter
. Send their readings to a healthcare team
. Graph and review past readings
. Contact their healthcare team.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Reviews

Reviewer: Diabetes UK, patient organisation that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.
Review: Diabetes UK gave the following comments on GDm-Health:

“GDm-Health has the potential to positively affect patient care, because people with gestational diabetes would be better able to interact with their healthcare team. GDm-Health removes bias in patient reporting of blood glucose levels, helping to improve trust.

It can potentially decrease unnecessary hospital visits and provide the midwife with more information for clinical decisions.
GDm-Health could improve patient health outcomes. It is unlikely that using GDm-Health would significantly effect on family, work or home life any more than usual blood glucose monitoring.

The only possible drawback could be anxiety around personal data handling, but this could be mitigated by assuring users of robust security.

The system is more likely to benefit patients who embrace new technology, particularly those who already use smartphones. For many users, especially those very familiar with smartphones, no special training would be needed.”

Expert contribution from the patient organisation to a medtech assessment paper by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Source: http://bit.ly/2G0nNxE
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1fkF018

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