A Conceptual Framework of Applying Information Technology Innovation for Solving Societal Issues/Challenges: A Case of Obesity versus Diabetes

Nureni Asafe Yekini, Olukumoro Olugbenga, Aigbokhan Edwin

Abstract


A social issue, challenges, ill is an issue that relates to society's perception of people's personal lives. Different societies have different perceptions and what may be "normal" behavior in one society may be a significant social issue in another society. Obesity is a prevalent social problem in today's society, with rates steadily increasing. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Obesity increases the likelihood of other diseases especially type 2 diabetes. An individual with Obesity challenge is likely to have diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that needs to be regularly monitored to keep the blood sugar level within normal ranges. The frequent visit to the main hospital seems to be tiring and time consuming for diabetes and obesity patient. Consequents to this, the author of this paper proposed the design of web-based electronic monitoring system for monitor and management of Diabetes in obesity patients. The system will provides a daily monitoring and monthly services. The daily monitoring will includes recording the result of daily analysis and activates to be transmitted from a patient’s mobile device to a central database. The monthly services require the patient to visit a nearby care center for medical examination. The result of this visit entered into the system and then synchronized with the central database. Finally, the endocrinologist can remotely monitor the patient record and adjust the treatment plan and the insulin doses if need.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n9p155


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