Going digital for diabetes management: the time is now [News article]

Bekaroo, Girish ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1753-4300 (2019) Going digital for diabetes management: the time is now [News article]. News on Sunday (Defimedia.info) . p. 17. [Article]

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In a recent editorial within The Lancet journal, it has been warned that diabetes is turning into the plague of the 21st century. According to the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF), the global population affected by diabetes mellitus is projected to rise to 693 million in 2045, as compared to 425 million reported in 2017. Even in Mauritius, Diabetes remains a serious health concern since around 40% of the Mauritian population are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. In order to reverse the underlying causes of this health issue, a multi-disciplinary and coordinated approach is recommended. As such, in addition to standardized medical treatment, good diabetes management is essential in order to enhance quality of life, prevent complications and reduce likelihood of premature deaths. This highly demanding responsibility can be facilitated through the use of innovative technologies in the forms of digital and smart diabetes solutions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Issue date: 15-21 November 2019
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 30244
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Depositing User: Girish Bekaroo
Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 13:15
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2020 12:20
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30244

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