Type 2 diabetes is now on the list of chronic diseases that may be managed using mobile technology.
A study is on the way at York University in Toronto to explore the use of mobile technology in behavioural change. The technology will offer hope for millions of diabetics enabling them to develop good health habits necessary to manage the disease.
Mobiles are already being used for behaviour modification by delivering text messages. Those who have difficulty with lifestyle changes can receive messages at a time when the changes are needed.
Mobile text messaging can be useful for smoking cessation, weight control, health eating addiction management and self development.