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Korean Diabetes J. 2010 Oct;34(5):267-273. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.4093/kdj.2010.34.5.267
Cho JH , Kim HS , Han JH , Lee JH , Oh JA , Choi YH , Yoon KH .
Department of Endocrinology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yoonk@catholic.ac.kr
The Catholic Institute of Ubiquitous Health Care, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

New diabetes management systems based on interactive communication have been introduced recently, accompanying rapid advances in information technology; these systems are referred to as "ubiquitous diabetes management systems." In such ubiquitous systems, patients and medical teams can communicate via Internet or telecommunications, with patients uploading their glucose data and personal information, and medical teams sending optimal feedback. Clinical evidence from both long-term and short-term trials has been reported by some researchers. Such systems appear to be effective not only in reducing the levels of HbA1c but also in stabilizing glucose control. However, most notably, evidence for the cost-effectiveness of such a system should be demonstrated before it can be propagated out to the general population in actual clinical practice. To establish a cost-effective model, various types of clinical decision supporting software designed to reduce the labor time of physicians must first be developed. A number of sensors and devices for monitoring patients' data are expected to be available in the near future; thus, methods for automatic interconnections between devices and web charts were also developed. Further investigations to demonstrate the clinical outcomes of such a system should be conducted, hopefully leading to a new paradigm of diabetes management.

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