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Information behaviour of people with type 1 diabetes in Germany

  • In recent years there have been numerous technical innovations such as CGM systems or insulin pumps that have made life easier for people with type 1 diabetes. However, this also means that more and more information is available. The aim of the present study is to find out more about the daily handling of information. The following research question was asked: What information do people with type 1 diabetes use? To answer this research question, a quantitative online survey of people with type 1 diabetes was conducted by Prof. Dr. Matthias Fank at the Technical University of Cologne. The online survey mainly consisted of 25 closed questions, which were asked on a scale from 0 to 10. The responses of 1,025 people who are at least 18 years old were included in the evaluation. The most important information for type 1 diabetics is the "current value". 67.5% have this on Place 1 placed. Current glucose levels are provided by CGM systems used by 94.2% of people with type 1 diabetes. Quarterly visits to the diabetologist are important and provide important information. 30.8% “completely” agree with this statement on a scale from 0 to 10. Only 2.2% of people with type 1 diabetes are satisfied with their current diabetes management apps. There is a desire for a manufacturer-independent app. The strongest agreement with a value of 10 was chosen by almost a quarter (24.6%) of the people with type 1 diabetes. The study provides an insight into diabetes therapy and shows the need for action.

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Author:Matthias Fank
Document Type:Report
Date of first Publication:2023/04/24
Date of Publication (online):2023/04/26
GND-Keyword:Diabetes mellitus Typ 1
Tag:Diabetes Typ 1
Page Number:32
Institutes:Informations- und Kommunikationswissenschaften (F03) / Fakultät 03 / Institut für Informationswissenschaft
CCS-Classification:H. Information Systems
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft
600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
JEL-Classification:I Health, Education, and Welfare
Open Access:Open Access
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International