We establish a computerized diabetes educational system which may provide a personal educational advice come after a prior questionnaire. The questionnaire and educational advice were formed by a team of a physician, a dietitian, 3 nurses, and 3 information technology (IT) personnel. The questionnaire comprises the basic data of age, weight, height, and the level of blood pressure, lipid profile, and also the status of retinaopthy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Our IT personnel design the programmatic link bewteen the result of questionnaire and educational advice on website, which using open source software, including Apache software, with Hypertext Preprocesssor (PHP) and MySQL database server. The precision and fluency of the advice was modified after repeated discussion on multiple clinical conditions. The final version was first applied on 14 patients (10 men, 4 women), the mean age is 51.6± 11.0 years (from 30 to 71 years). Furthermore, a satisfaction survey was performed and showed this system is helpful, feasible, and satisfied to them, also learning motivation was raised.

Conclusion: We developed a web-base computerized diabetic educational system which may provide individualized education, and the system is helpful and feasible to people with diabetes.


K. Chen: None. Y. Chuang: None. C. Liu: None. Y. Chiu: None. H. Lin: None.

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