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Feb 11, 2019

12th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes

DIABETES EDUCATIONAL AND RISK SCORING (DEAR) APP FOR PATIENTS AT APOLLO SUGAR CLINICS- A TOOL THAT GIVES AN EARLY INDICATION

dear app

complications

diabetes

risk scoring

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dear app

complications

diabetes

risk scoring

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Background and Aim: Diabetes education and assessment radar (DEAR) application is a patient engagement tool to educate patients visiting Apollo Sugar Clinics about the underlying diabetes risk and its complications through risk factor scoring. Hence, we aimed to screen and identify patients having the risk of complications and associated abnormalities through the DEAR app. Methods: Prospective screening of individuals visiting Apollo Sugar Clinics for doctor consultation from June – August 2018. The screening and risk scoring was done using a mobile tab with DEAR app prior to doctor consultation. The scoring and classification of risk such as no (0-8), low (9-12), medium (13-16), high (17-20) and severe risk (21-25) were defined considering the standard ADA guidelines. Results: Nearly 70%(2707/3867) of the patients were at medium to severe risk. The severity of score increased with increasing age(>65 years), BMI(>30 kg/m2), disease duration(>5 years), type of medication(oral and insulin) and HbA1c(>9%). 42% of the patients had at least one of the following complications-lipid, kidney, eye, or foot. Lipid abnormality was the most common with respect to age, BMI, HbA1c. Further, medium to severe risk percentages was higher in oral+insulin medication group compared to only oral medication. Conclusion: The scoring obtained enables the healthcare professionals for thorough investigations and can also serve as an early indicator for appropriate diabetes management program to achieve glycemic, blood pressure and lipid targets to delay complications for better patient outcomes. Patients with higher risk score can be educated appropriately by a health care team.

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