GSMA mHealth Grand Tour Highlights How mHealth Can Prevent Diabetes
A standard serving of blueberries was half a cup. Prunes, pears, bananas, and grapefruit also helped lower diabetes risk, while the other fruits did not. The difference is something called polyphenols, said study co-author Qi Sun , an assistant professor of nutrition at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health. Some of these plant-based chemical compoundsincluding anthocyanins, chlorogenic acid, and resveratrol, all powerful antioxidantsmay help the body process glucose. Blueberries, grapes, and apples are all rich in these beneficial polyphenols.
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To raise awareness of diabetes and showcase the power of mobile health (mHealth) solutions, The GSMA mHealth Grand Tour, a 13-day cycling challenge from Brussels to Barcelona kicked off today at the Autoworld Museum in Parc Cinquantenaire, Brussels. The mHealth Grand Tour will highlight how mobile technology can support diabetes prevention, diagnosis and treatment by increasing the reach and accessibility of healthcare services, cutting the cost of care and minimizing the impact of the illness on peoples lives, said Michael OHara, chief marketing officer, GSMA. The mHealth Grand Tour is a first-of-its-kind observational study designed by Professor Michael Trenell, NIHR Senior Research Fellow and Director, MoveLab, Newcastle University, into the effects of multi-day endurance exercise on blood glucose levels, using data captured and transmitted wirelessly through a multi-vendor mHealth solution. The study will track the health and cycling performance data of elite and sub-elite athletes with type 1 diabetes, as well as cyclists without diabetes. For the observational study, a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor worn by the riders and sensors on their bike computers transmit statistics over the ANT+ protocol to Sony Mobile handsets, so riders can track their own progress. The sensors also transmit the stats to a HMM module that is part of a complete Orange solution that in turn sends them over mobile broadband to a live website and to the cloud, for later download by the observational study team.
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Diabetes in school: Tips for teachers
Nancy Klobassa Davidson and Peggy Moreland Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N., B.S.N, C.D.E Nancy Klobassa Davidson is a registered nurse who has worked in diabetes education for 17 years. She is a certified diabetes educator (C.D.E.) and is currently in graduate school working on a Master of Science in nursing (M.S.N.) and health care education. Nancy works with adults who have type 1, type 2 and other forms of diabetes. Nancy is coordinator of the Diabetes Unit’s intensive insulin therapy program within the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Nancy has worked extensively with insulin pump therapy and continuous interstitial glucose sensing. Peggy Moreland, R.N., M.S.N.
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