Design and Development of Smart application for Diabetes Awareness, Prevention and Management
Islam, Md. Ariful
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Worldwide the number of diabetes patient is increasing and the rate is alarming in countries with low and middle income. Management of a diabetes are still costly which leads to high mortality rate in low and middle income countries. Considering the fact that diabetes is a non-curable disease, prevention and management is the only option to deal with. However, proper lifestyle management requires awareness, knowledge and care. Utilization of Information and Communication technology based tools can make life easier to manage diabetes. Smartphone applications are also becoming more popular as it is convenience and easy to use. Sharing knowledge, creating awareness, disease management and even diagnosis is possible using smartphone applications. Cloud based system can also bring benefits in this regard as it can be accessed from anywhere and anytime. With the existing infrastructure it can be used as a tool to create awareness, share knowledge and it can also help people to manage their lifestyle effectively. In this thesis we have reviewed ICT enabled services and articles for diabetes awareness, prevention and management, and proposed a cloud based framework that can be used for screening diabetes and educating people about it. This cloud based framework can also be used for preventing and managing diabetes. We have also explored possible solution of diabetes prevention and management through mobile application. We also presented a smart application, DiaHealth for diabetes management. For complete diabetes lifestyle management, DiaHealth is designed with all necessary advanced and some unique features, which includes Digital Log Book with Graph and Statistics, Intelligent Suggestions, Support for two different Languages and BMI Calculation with visual representation. Other necessary features like Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Monitoring, Quick Help, Food Value and Physical Exercise List are also included. To complete the thesis work, we added recent trends of diabetes management using cloud services and mobile applications and compared our work with other existing services. We piloted our application and obtained user feedback, accordingly made recommendation for future improvement. With the technological advancement, we believe our work will shed light to diabetes patients to manage their health and life style, consequently it will prevent health consequence and reduce healthcare cost.
- M.Sc Thesis/Project