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Mobile App for Self-Controlling Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Implementation and QoE Evaluation

Submission: June 26, 2018;Published: July 26, 2018

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a set of metabolic disorders characterized by an increase of blood glucose. The management and progression of diabetes is linked to the behaviour of the patients, since to control their blood glucose levels they must perform a regular physical activity, control diet and weight, and if necessary use medication. Today the proliferation of mobile devices has led to the existence of millions of apps relating to mhealth. Among the advantages of this type of apps is to self-management of the patient diseases. Diabetes can be controlled through the mobile devices. The main objective of this paper is to develop and evaluate the Quality of Experience (QoE) of an Android mobile app for self-controlling of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A total of 50 type 2 diabetic people answered the QoE survey. Most of the questions are based on Likert scale. Most users appreciate the presented information quality. The app can help in the traditional diagnosis method, but 69% of users do not have a clear opinion.

Keywords: Diabetes; Mobile app; Patient; Self-control; QoE

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