Podcast | November 2016
Using Mobile Health to Prevent Diabetes in India
Fascinating uses of mobile apps to combat diabetes in patients.
November is National Diabetes Month. As we strive to raise awareness of diabetes, we're zeroing in on the South Asian population, which is at a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes - four times higher in comparison to other ethnic groups.1 The main contributing factors for the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes are believed to be genetics and environmental or lifestyle factors.
In this podcast, listen to Dr. Saligram, founder and CEO of Arogya World, speak about the work her organization has done to help prevent diabetes in India through innovative programs such as mDiabetes and My Thali. She also shares highlights from the myArogya app, developed in collaboration with the Cigna Foundation. Dr. Saligram assesses the various factors that influence self-management of type 2 diabetes in the South Asian population. She highlights key strengths and barriers while assessing opportunities for providers and allied health professionals to meet their health care needs by providing South Asians culturally competent and quality health care to help manage their diabetes.
Diabetes in South Asians
Listen to learn more about the use of mobile apps to help combat diabetes in South Asians. (Length 27:41)
Nalini Saligram, Ph.D.
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