Transforming online communities into support environments for chronic disease management through cell phones and social networks
by Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Steve Goldberg
International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations (IJNVO), Vol. 7, No. 6, 2010

Abstract: Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases exponentially. Its consequences are long-term and problematic. To date, there is no cure and patients must rely on appropriate and constant monitoring to maintain a state of health that is as good as possible. This paper proposes a superior method that is grounded in wireless technology and social networks to enable the effective and efficient monitoring of patients suffering from diabetes.

Online publication date: Thu, 30-Sep-2010

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