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GSMA mHealth Grand Tour Highlights How mHealth Can Prevent Diabetes

GSMA mHealth Grand Tour Highlights How mHealth Can Prevent Diabetes

Blueberries had the strongest effect on cutting diabetes risk, followed by grapes and apples, especially when three or more servings a week were eaten. A standard serving of blueberries was half a cup. Prunes, pears, bananas, and grapefruit also helped lower diabetes risk, while the other fruits did not. The difference is something called polyphenols, said study co-author Qi Sun , an assistant professor of nutrition at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health. Some of these plant-based chemical compoundsincluding anthocyanins, chlorogenic acid, and resveratrol, all powerful antioxidantsmay help the body process glucose. Blueberries, grapes, and apples are all rich in these beneficial polyphenols. Sun and his collaborators based their research on data from 151,209 female participants in the long-running Nurses’ Health Studies , which have tracked the lifestyles and health of participating nurses since 1976 through questionnaires and medical testing.
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CHARLOTTE, VT - AUGUST 6:  Blueberries are picked by hand August 6, 2010 at the Charlotte Berry Farm in Charlotte, Vermont.

The mHealth Grand Tour will highlight how mobile technology can support diabetes prevention, diagnosis and treatment by increasing the reach and accessibility of healthcare services, cutting the cost of care and minimizing the impact of the illness on peoples lives, said Michael OHara, chief marketing officer, GSMA. The mHealth Grand Tour is a first-of-its-kind observational study designed by Professor Michael Trenell, NIHR Senior Research Fellow and Director, MoveLab, Newcastle University, into the effects of multi-day endurance exercise on blood glucose levels, using data captured and transmitted wirelessly through a multi-vendor mHealth solution. The study will track the health and cycling performance data of elite and sub-elite athletes with type 1 diabetes, as well as cyclists without diabetes. For the observational study, a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor worn by the riders and sensors on their bike computers transmit statistics over the ANT+ protocol to Sony Mobile handsets, so riders can track their own progress. The sensors also transmit the stats to a HMM module that is part of a complete Orange solution that in turn sends them over mobile broadband to a live website and to the cloud, for later download by the observational study team. The website will contain a McCann Health data visualisation portal for tracking the riders stats and an Orange geolocation portal for tracking the riders progress. All mobile broadband technologies in the solution comply with Continua Health Alliance guidelines for interoperability.
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Diabetes no barrier to Aussie cyclists

Doctors inform the patient theyre at a much greater risk of heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage, osteoporosis, and skin and mouth infections. Theyre also told blindness and amputations are two very real scenarios if they dont manage their diabetes well. Type 1 diabetics can no longer produce insulin, which means their bodys cells cant turn glucose (sugar) into energy. Instead, their body burns fats for fuel, which in turn releases dangerous chemical substances into the body.
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