VIDEO: Chandra Osborn, PhD, MPH, Addresses Technologies That Impact Behavioral Outcomes in Diabetes

Chandra Osborn, PhD, MPH, addresses the technologies available that impact behavioral outcomes in diabetes, such as mobile devices, PDAs, and the Internet. These technologies can be leveraged to improve self-management behaviors and outcomes in diabetes.

Chandra Osborn, PhD, MPH, addresses the technologies available that impact behavioral outcomes in diabetes, such as mobile devices, PDAs, and the Internet. These technologies can be leveraged to improve self-management behaviors and outcomes in diabetes.

For example, reminder systems can help patients remember to refill prescriptions, perform blood sugar tests, and administer insulin. These systems are a cost-effective method for helping remind patients to perform specific behaviors for a short-time, and should be implemented for newly diagnosed patients to assit them in becoming acclimated to the self-management of their diabetes.