Social media for empowering people with diabetes: Current status and future trends

Pedro Gomez-Galvez, Cristina Suarez Mejias, Luis Fernandez

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Abstract

The use of social media has become commonplace in society. Consequently, many people living with chronic conditions are turning to social media applications to support self-management. This paper presents a formative non-exhaustive review of research literature regarding the role of social media for diabetes type II empowerment. In our review, we identified several major areas for diabetes health social media research, namely: a) social network data analytics, b) mHealth and diabetes, c) gamification for diabetes, c) wearable, and d) MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). In all these areas, we analyzed how social media is being used and the challenges emerging from its application in the diabetes domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2135-2138
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781424492718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 25 Aug 201529 Aug 2015

Other

Other37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period25/8/1529/8/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Gomez-Galvez, P., Mejias, C. S., & Fernandez, L. (2015). Social media for empowering people with diabetes: Current status and future trends. In 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 (Vol. 2015-November, pp. 2135-2138). [7318811] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318811