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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2016  |  Volume: 11  |  Issue: 7  |  Page No.: 1475 - 1479

Modern Technologies in Diabetes Treatment

Lucie Cerna and Petra Maresova    

Abstract: The incidence of diabetes is rising across the world. This global problem significantly affects the economic and social development of the 21st century. Modern technologies penetrate into all spheres of medicine and the treatment of diabetes is no exception. These devices help patients to better control this disease. The aim of this study is to specify the advanced technologies used in medical devices for diabetes and verify patients’ attitude to these technologies. On the basis of this knowledge an approach for more effective use of these technologies for patients is proposed. To achieve the stated objective, a method of literature review and quantitative research were used. To verify the attitude to modern technologies the research question was formulated as follows: “do patients know the modern technical tools which can to control diabetes”. The research question was verified on the basis of responses from a questionnaire survey among 313 diabetic patients in the Czech Republic. The results of this research confirmed that the offer of diabetes applications was wide but the awareness of technology possibilities for diabetes patients in the Czech Republic is low.

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