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Health InformaticsA Patient-Centered Approach to Diabetes$
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Barbara M. Hayes and William Aspray

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014328

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014328.001.0001

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Diabetes Education and Serious Gaming: Teaching Adolescents to Cope with Diabetes

Diabetes Education and Serious Gaming: Teaching Adolescents to Cope with Diabetes

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(p.151) 5 Diabetes Education and Serious Gaming: Teaching Adolescents to Cope with Diabetes
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Health Informatics
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Anthony Faiola

Hadi Kharrazi

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014328.003.0006

This chapter describes a pilot study of a serious game designed to change adolescents’ and parents’ attitudes about hypoglycemia and driving. It explains that hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes can result in severe consequences, such as driving accidents caused by unconsciousness and that managing hypoglycemia in adolescents is critical due to their lack of insight into their disease and the lower compliance rate to treatment. It also evaluates the potential of serious games to educate and improve adherence in diabetes treatment, as well as a number of existing serious games that are designed to assist with the management of diabetes.

Keywords:   serious game, hypoglycemia, driving accidents, type 1 diabetes, adolescents, compliance rate, unconsciousness

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