Robert Petrella MD, PhD, FCFP, FACSM -Lawson Research Institute Claudio Munoz MD, PhD -Gateway Rural Health Research Institute
Patients with Type-2 diabetes mellitus currently use devices such as blood glucose monitors, blood pressure devices, heart rate monitors and pedometers to assist with self-management of the disease. Lifestyle monitoring solutions such as these may prevent cardiovascular and other health-related complications associated with diabetes. New technologies, such as portable imaging devices, are also being developed in order to assist patients with measuring early changes in their cardiovascular health. The overall objective of this project is to develop an improved knowledge base for evaluating the effectiveness of lifestyle modification strategies and multiple types of self-monitoring devices in urban and rural populations.