Diabesity could be defined as a new global epidemic of obesity and being overweight
with many complications and chronic conditions. The financial direct and indirect
burden of diabesity is a real challenge in many Western health-care systems. Even
if multidisciplinary protocols have been implemented, significant limitations in the
chronic care management of obesity with type 2 diabetes concern costs and longterm
adherence and efficacy. mHealth approach could overcome limitations linked
with the traditional, restricted and highly expensive in-patient treatment of diabesity.
The mHealth approach could help clinicians by motivating patients in remote settings
to develop healthier lifestyles and could be implemented in the Chronic Care
Model. A practical stepped-care model for diabesity, including mhealth approach
and psychological treatments with different intensity, is discussed.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Transformative Healthcare Practice through Patient Engagement|
|Numero di pagine||23|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2017|