Critical design factors for information technology supporting type 1 diabetes management

@article{Bedrossian2016CriticalDF,
  title={Critical design factors for information technology supporting type 1 diabetes management},
  author={Jane Bedrossian and Laura Jean Kerr and Leigh T. Robertson and Alexis Stewart and John Suits and Stephen D. Patek and Rupa S. Valdez},
  journal={2016 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS)},
  year={2016},
  pages={261-266}
}
During childhood, patients with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) are reliant on an informal caregiver (parent or guardian) for day-to-day disease management. Upon entering adolescence, patients are expected to adopt a greater role in self-management. However, adolescents often have difficulty adhering to management regimens, which can lead to poor health outcomes. There is a need for a technology that addresses the compound social and technical needs of these patients and their informal caregivers while… CONTINUE READING

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