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GDm-Health

GDm-Health
developed by Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Drayson Technologies


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

Diabetes UK, patient organisation that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes. | http://bit.ly/2G0nNxE


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

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