Diabeticlink: An internationally collaborative cyber-enabled patient empowerment platform

Grace Samtani, Lubaina Maimoon, Joshua Chuang, Casper Nybroe, Xiao Liu, Uffe Wiil, Shu Hsing Li, Hsinchun Chen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of death in both developed and emerging countries, and a chronic disease that requires a substantial amount of financially difficult and time-consuming healthcare provisions. However, patients’ quality of life can be significantly improved with appropriate education and tools for self-management. In order to improve health outcomes among populations largely prone to or already suffering from diabetes, the University of Arizona Artificial Intelligence Lab developed DiabeticLink, a free diabetes selfmanagement patient portal. This system is utilizable on mobile devices and personal computers. It incorporates novel methods for health status monitoring and trend projections, assessment and prediction of risks for major health events, recommendations of educational materials, and social functionalities. It was evaluated in 2014 prior to launching through an IRB-approved usability study. This internationally collaborative system has been launched in Taiwan and the United States (2013 and 2014, respectively), while a Danish version is currently being developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmart Health - International Conference, ICSH 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsHsinchun Chen, Daniel Dajun Zeng, Xiaolong Zheng, Scott J. Leischow
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319291741
StatePublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2015 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2015Nov 18 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Collaborative
  • Dashboard
  • Diabetes
  • Health social media
  • Patient empowerment
  • Self-management
  • System evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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