Journal article

What Do Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Want from the "Perfect" App? Results from the Second Diabetes MILES: Australia (MILES-2) Study

Shaira Baptista, Steven Trawley, Frans Pouwer, Brian Oldenburg, Greg Wadley, Jane Speight

DIABETES TECHNOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: We investigated what Australian adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) want from the "perfect" diabetes self-management application. Methods: Adults with T2D completed a national online survey including an open-ended question: "If you were describing the perfect app to help you manage your diabetes, what would it do?" Qualitative responses were subjected to thematic analysis. Results: Of the 339 participants who provided usable responses, 153 (45%) were women, the mean age was 58 ± 10 years, and 139 participants (41%) managed their diabetes with insulin. Two primary themes emerged. First, participants expressed a desire for assistance with practical aspects of diabetes self-management..

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