Novel Digital Architecture of a “Low Carb Program” for Initiating and Maintaining Long-Term Sustainable Health-Promoting Behavior Change in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Kristina Curtis, Charlotte Summers

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    Abstract

    Globally, the burden of noncommunicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes is crippling health care systems. Type 2 diabetes, a disease linked with obesity, affects 1 in every 30 people today and is expected to affect 1 in 10 people by 2030. Current provisions are struggling to manage the trajectory of type 2 diabetes prevalence. Offline, face-to-face education for patients with type 2 diabetes has shown to lack long-term impact or the capacity for widespread democratized adoption. Digitally delivered interventions have been developed for patients with type 2 diabetes, and the evidence shows that some interventions provide the capacity to support hyperpersonalization and real-time continuous support to patients, which can result in significant engagement and health outcomes. However, digital health app engagement is notoriously difficult to achieve. This paper reviews the digital behavior change architecture of the Low Carb Program and the application of health behavioral theory underpinning its development and use in scaling novel methods of engaging the population with type 2 diabetes and supporting long-term behavior change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere15030
    Number of pages13
    JournalJMIR Diabetes
    Volume5
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2020

    Bibliographical note

    ©Charlotte Summers, Kristina Curtis. Originally published in JMIR Diabetes (http://diabetes.jmir.org), 04.03.2020. This is an
    open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
    (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium,
    provided the original work, first published in JMIR Diabetes, is properly cited. The complete bibliographic information, a link
    to the original publication on http://diabetes.jmir.org/, as well as this copyright and license information must be included.

    Keywords

    • Behaviour change
    • Digital intervention
    • EHealth
    • Low carb
    • Nutrition
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Type 2 diabetes remission

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    • Health Informatics
    • Health Information Management
    • Biomedical Engineering

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