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Can serious games motivate teenagers with diabetes to adhere to their treatment?

Serious games are video games or digital games designed to promote educational content or behaviour changes rather than serving as pure entertainment. They could be a powerful tool to improve treatment adherence in teenagers with a chronic condition.

Type 1 Diabetes is one of the most common metabolic disorders affecting children and adolescents, and its worldwide incidence continues to increase [1]. Despite all the advancements in diabetes treatment, treating teenagers with diabetes type 1 remains a challenge.

Multiple factors such as increased insulin resistance, hormonal changes, changes in body composition and a lifestyle that is less regular (eating and exercise habits) play a role in the worsening of metabolic control during adolescence. The transition of therapy responsibility from parents to their growing children also contributes to a decrease in the frequency of self-testing blood glucose and adherence to therapy after teenagers start self-managing their diabetes. Adherence to treatment is crucial to achieve better therapeutic outcomes, especially when treating chronic diseases. However, adherence rates [2] among patients with chronic conditions tend to be much lower than amongst patients with acute conditions and teenagers need an even higher level of motivation to adhere to their treatment scheme.

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Topics: Treating Diabetes

Posted by Tatiana Dicenzo on Feb 9, 2021 4:15:00 PM
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Bringing the real world to clinical research: the use of wearables in pivotal trials

From fitness trackers and health apps to sophisticated sensors and software that support clinical decision, wearables are reshaping the delivery of health care. The use of wearables allows patients to keep track and take control of their own health and can offer primary care professionals with day-to-day insights of patients’ health conditions, allowing early diagnosis and interventions to take place even outside of traditional care facilities. Wearables allow the collection of real-world data in everyday life settings and can be especially useful to enable a precision medicine approach and optimize treatment of chronic diseases [1].

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Topics: Treating Diabetes, Clinical Trial Methods, Diabetes Technology

Posted by Tatiana Dicenzo on Jun 23, 2020 4:00:00 PM
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Free Online Seminar on endothelial function in clinical trials using Flow-Mediated Vasodilation

On March 22, Profil will host the first online seminar of 2018

The first live online seminar in this year's series, "Studying endothelial function in clinical trials", will discuss how to obtain reliable and reproducible data using  brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) to assess endothelial function in cardiometabolic research.

This online seminar is a perfect opportunity for anybody interested in learning more about assessment of endothelial function or cardiometabolic research.

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Topics: Clinical Trials in Diabetes

Posted by Tatiana Dicenzo on Feb 15, 2018 5:00:00 PM
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"Profil World" - The clinical diabetes research newsletter - November 2017

Dear Reader,

Greetings from Germany, where we welcome the warmth and scent of the holiday season! I am happy to share with you the newest edition of "Profil World" - our newsletter filled with information about clinical research in diabetes and obesity.

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Topics: About Profil

Posted by Tatiana Dicenzo on Nov 23, 2017 3:00:00 PM
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Insulin therapy: Profil presented at EASD 2017

The 53rd EASD Annual Meeting, held last month, was a great success with more than 15.000 attendants and 1266 abstracts selected. In our last blog post, we provided you with a short overview of some of the interesting novelties presented during the meeting and, today, we are happy to share with you our own contribution to the conference:

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Topics: The Science behind Diabetes, Events

Posted by Tatiana Dicenzo on Oct 20, 2017 3:16:26 PM
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One insulin tablet a day… Profil study shows promise for alternative to insulin injections

The current advances in diabetes treatment are impressive. Much has changed since 1922, when the first insulin started to be manufactured and Type 1 diabetes was considered a fatal disease.  Improvements in insulin formulations and their administration have allowed people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to enjoy longer life expectancy and better quality of life.

Although the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes may include different types of drugs, the WHO estimates that 40% of patients with diabetes depend on insulin injections as part of their treatments. The value of insulin is undeniable; however, having to inject insulin every day is a major burden for many patients.

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Topics: Clinical Trials in Diabetes

Posted by Tatiana Dicenzo on Aug 22, 2017 5:37:00 PM
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"Profil World" - The clinical diabetes research newsletter - July 2017

Dear Reader,

Greetings from Germany, where the sun finally shines! I am happy to share with you the latest edition of "Profil World" - our newsletter packed with information about clinical research in diabetes and obesity.

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Topics: About Profil

Posted by Tatiana Dicenzo on Aug 2, 2017 5:00:00 PM
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Don't miss ADA 2017 President's Oral Session

Profil will be all over the conference

Just one more week to ADA 2017 Scientific Sessions! This sessions will be packed with relevant presentations and posters as usual. However this year ADA is even more special for Profil. We will have our very own booth at the conference (booth #115) and we are proud to share with you that our expert, Dr. Leona Plum- Mörschel, will be presenting at the ADA President's Oral Session on June 13.

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Topics: Events

Posted by Tatiana Dicenzo on Jun 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM
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Meet us at the MedTech Summit 2017

 

Focusing on Medical Technology, Mobile Health, Innovation Management, Regulatory Affairs, Diagnostics, Strategic Partnerships and Digitalization, the MedTech Summit 2017 congress will take place on June  21 and 22 in Nurnberg, Germany. 

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Topics: Events

Posted by Tatiana Dicenzo on May 16, 2017 5:21:00 PM
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"Profil World" - The clinical diabetes research newsletter - April 2017

Dear Reader,

After a rainy winter, we are pleased to welcome Spring and send you our latest edition of "Profil World"- our newsletter packed with relevant news on diabetes and obesity research.

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Topics: About Profil

Posted by Tatiana Dicenzo on Apr 25, 2017 4:00:00 PM
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