Telediabetology: Telemedicine to fight diabetes

Interview with Dr. Young Hee Lee-Barkey, Chief Physician, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Bad Oeynhausen


Image: Smiling woman; Copyright: Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW

Dr. Young Hee Lee-Barkey; © Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW

Image: In the middle of a computer window is written in big white letters Diabetes. A hand is tapping onto the word; Copyright: Wissawapipat

With the help of telemedice it is possible for patients to receive diagnosis and therapy from their docotor - despite spatial distance. Telemedicine is also suitable for patients with diabetes; © Wissawapipat

Image: A woman is sitting in the grass using a smartwatch. Beside her stands a bottle with water; Copyright: Rattanaburi

Health apps and wearables are no telemedicine. But they are suitable to encourage the health consciousness of patients with diabetes; © Rattanaburi