Accession Number : ADA613914


Title :   Diabetes Care and Treatment Project: A Diabetes Institute of the Walter Reed Health Care System and Joslin (and University of Hawaii) Telemedicine Initiative


Descriptive Note : Final addendum 10 Mar 2009-9 Mar 2010


Corporate Author : TRUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION SAN ANTONIO TX


Personal Author(s) : Vigersky, Robert A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a613914.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : The major goals of this continuing project are the establishment of a telemedicine system for comprehensive diabetes management and the assessment of diabetic retinopathy that provides increased access for diabetic patients to appropriate care, that centralizes the patients the care process, that empowers the patient to better manage their disease, that can be performed a cost effective manner, and that maintains the high standard of care required for the appropriate management of diabetic patients. The aim of this program of research was to perform the appropriate clinical validation, cost efficiency, and risk benefit studies associated with the use of the recently developed Comprehensive Diabetes Management Program (CDMP) and the Joslin Vision Network (JVN) Eye Health Care Program that is now a module of the CDMP. The need for diabetes disease management is driven by the knowledge that diabetes is not currently curable, but it is treatable, and its complications are preventable. The primary goal of treatment is to enable people with diabetes to live healthy lives.


Descriptors :   *DIABETES , *TELEMEDICINE , BEHAVIOR , RETINOPATHY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE