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Tech com report 1.1 - Technology Description The Diabetes...

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Technology Description The Diabetes Information Kiosk (or) Diosk is an interactive multimedia computer program that helps educate patients on diabetes and how to manage the disease. The program is available both in a kiosk setting and online. The carefully formulated curriculum for the diabetes program combines text with images, audio and video which is set in English and Spanish languages. Upon a consented request, the patient can create an account that can help track their learning and set goals over time. The components of the program range from diabetes education to learning how to measure your blood sugar to making healthy diet choices and more. The current kiosk setting consists of a desktop computer with a keyboard, mouse, headphones and a printer attached. The printing feature is offered for certain components like printing recipes and goals. The application and diosk.org were developed using Java Run time and Apache Tomcat web server. There are several modules within the technology that provide information to diabetes patients: What is Diabetes? Are you at risk? Preventing Diabetes Signs and Symptoms High and Low Blood sugar Medications and Daily management Exercise Complications related to diabetes Meal Planning Sick days, Disasters and special events Healthy recipes Kids corner Survey
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1. The software is available in both English as well as Spanish languages. 2. The application has been recently upgraded to fit the software into different screen levels. 3. There is a separate feature to print the information on the screen so that patients can better manage their health and follow diet patterns if required. 4. The application is available online in the website www.diosk.org and is open to the general public. Potential Benefits: Create awareness among low-income level population: While having more diabetes education classes available to diabetes patients in the area would be ideal, it is costly and perhaps not feasible due to the limited availability of health professionals in rural areas. By having information easily accessible in the community allows people to access it at their convenience. Utilizing waiting time in hospitals: The most common reason for decreased patient education is that physicians lack time to spend with patients. The decreased time affects the additional time most diabetes patients need to discuss various diabetes disease management components, so the information provided is frequently insufficient. Patients, who are in the waiting rooms of hospitals and clinics, can use that time to
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