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Point-of-Care Diabetes Management Softwares and Smart Applications

  • Sandeep Kumar Vashist
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Abstract

The point-of-care (POC) diabetes management has witnessed significant improvement during the recent years. The current generation of diabetes management softwares has many striking features such as simple analysis, better data visualization, prediction of the trend, and data safety. Most diabetes management softwares have been developed by the topmost in vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies, such as Abbott, Roche, Dexcom, Medtronic, LifeScan, etc., which account for the predominant market share of POC diabetic blood glucose monitoring market. However, during the last decade, several new companies, such as iHealth, have also developed innovative POC diabetic devices and smart applications. Cellphones (CPs) have emerged as the ideal POC device for personalized mobile healthcare. The number of CP users has already crossed 7 billion, which accounts for 98% of the world population. CP-based blood glucose monitoring (BGM) devices and healthcare applications have further led to the development of prospective smart applications for diabetic glucose monitoring and management. The emergence of Cloud computing and wearable devices, such as smart watches, emphasize the critical role of smart applications in providing improved mobile health and telemedicine tools for diabetic management.

Keywords

Software Smart applications Diabetes management Blood glucose monitoring Wearable devices Personalized healthcare 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandeep Kumar Vashist
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  1. 1.Labsystems Diagnostics OyVantaaFinland

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