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Kim and Ahn: Diabetes Management System Based on Ubiquitous Healthcare


The rapidly increasing prevalence of chronic disease is an important challenge to healthcare systems worldwide. Ubiquitous healthcare (U-health) systems arising from the fusion of IT and medicine may provide new solutions for addressing chronic disease in the future. Because U-health is based on the constant availability of information, communication networks are being considered as alternatives to mainstream face-to-face healthcare services and also in supportive functions. To improve the quality and efficiency of care for patients with diabetes mellitus, we consider an individualized internet or mobile phone based U-health system of health management. In this paper, we explore the present state of U-health systems in Korea and in other countries, and examine glucose control models in diabetic patients based on u-health systems. Although many problems remain unresolved and the U-health model needs further development and more rigorous study, U-health systems maybe the foundations of medicine's future.


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Table 1.
Health policies using ubiquitous healthcare system in various countries
Table 2.
Models and examples of ubiquitous healthcare system by government
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