Diabetes-related survey offers chance to win an iPad

The purpose of this study is to assess the perspectives of people with diabetes, practitioners and decision makers in health plans about key features of mHealth Apps relating to diabetes and weight control.

Why is this study being done?
This is a research study on mobile health applications for diabetes self-management. In this survey:
•A “mobile device” is defined as a computing device designed for handheld use, and includes “smartphones” and “tablets” or “pads.”
•Applications or "apps" are defined as downloadable software programs with an interface, enabling people to use the device as a tool to accomplish a specific task.
•Mobile Health applications (mHealth Apps) are defined as any mobile device application used to provide health services or health information.

The study researchers, Dr. Bill Soller and Dr. Philip Chan, hold faculty positions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Clinical Pharmacy. They currently collaborate with Fluential, LLC to demonstrate the utility and functionality of an mHealth App for weight control in general population consumers and in patients with diabetes, including underserved patients and in supporting glycemic control for patients with diabetes.

When you take 10 minutes to complete this survey, $5 will be donated to Diabetes Hands Foundation, the non-profit responsible for TuDiabetes.org. It's a quick and easy way to give back to your community!



I did this, and you can enter yourself in to win a iPad at the end

iPad? All I got was a chance to win an amazon gift certificate! Interesting survey though. I love surveys!

Took the survey. It was interesting, designing the details and the characteristics of your own desired diabetic app. I was given an opportunity to get an ipad at the end, and DHF gets 5$ for each survey taken. I suggest we all do it. The survey is neither very long nor complicated.

God Bless,

I don't use a smart phone or tablet (proudly Old School). As such, most of the questions were irrelevant. Yet survey required me to keep answering. Gave up half way.

Just entered thanks for letting us know about this.

Done. It's hard to answer some of the questions given the lack of detailed context. They offer in many questions the opportunity to consult live with a dietitian. If it's the usual run-of-the-mill clueless high carb, cover with insulin, type of dietitian, then I don't like that choice. If it were someone like the Low Carb Dietitian, Fraziska Spritzler, then sign me up! There's so many assumption built into the wording of any survey, it's kind of hard give/get a straight answer.

Done -- and made sure to put tudiabetes.org as the referring website :D

Thanks AngelaC! It's helpful to have them know we're doing our part over here on TuDiabetes :)

Dr. Lennart Hardell of Sweden who participated in a cell phone study that determined under 20 year old "kids" are 5 times more likely to get brain cancer from cell phone use said that "IPADS SHOULD BE BANNED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH" As usual corporate profits come before human health as the IPAD not only gives off far more radiation than a cell phone but it also gives off so much "dirty electricity" from the battery that my meter wasn't able to measure it. We are talking about sterilization of kids who hold these things in their lap, cancer, neurological diseases, DNA damage, early alzheimer's, dimentia, reproductive and developmental disorders, cardiac and pulmonary disease as well as immune dysfunction and other health conditions. This is no joke and there is plenty of science to back it up. more information check out: www.wirelesswatchblog.org and click the science link as well as wi-fi in schools. This technology was never premarket safety tested as it never would have passed. It was brought to market through bribes and racketeering with the FDA and FCC completely bought out by the telecom industry. People have been killed, houses burned down, funding pulled, lives threatened and our kids are now being sacrificed for corporate profits. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has written an open letter to School Superintendents in the U.S. imploring them not to use WiFi in schools and returning to wired systems. over 60 international organizations including the American Association of Pediatric Physicians (60,000 member group) have taken this stand. Have you heard about this in the U.S.? Guess who owns the media? Do some homework, keep ipads away from your kids and wake up. The war is against us.

HARVARD DR. WARNS AGAINST WI FI IN SCHOOLS Feb. 8th Letter to L.A. Unified School District http://takebackyourpower.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/HerbertLettertoLACUSDObjectingToWiFiClassroom2013-0208.pdf

Papers finding adverse biological effects or damage to health from Wi-Fi signals, Wi-Fi-enabled devices or Wi-Fi frequencies (2.4 or 5 GHz).

Papers listed are only those where exposures were below 16V/m. Someone using a Wi-Fi-enabled tablet computer can be exposed to electromagnetic fields up to 16V/m. Papers are in alphabetical order. A file of first pages, for printing, can be found here (please pass on to schools).


Atasoy H.I. et al., 2013. Immunohistopathologic demonstration of deleterious effects on growing rat testes of radiofrequency waves emitted from conventional Wi-Fi devices. Journal of Pediatric Urology 9(2): 223-229. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22465825

Avendaño C. et al., 2012. Use of laptop computers connected to internet through Wi-Fi decreases human sperm motility and increases sperm DNA fragmentation. Fertility and Sterility 97(1): 39-45. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22112647

(Avendaño C. et al., 2010. Laptop expositions affect motility and induce DNA fragmentation in human spermatozoa in vitro by a non-thermal effect: a preliminary report. American Society for Reproductive Medicine 66th Annual Meeting: O-249 http://wifiinschools.org.uk/resources/laptops+and+sperm.pdf)

Aynali G. et al., 2013. Modulation of wireless (2.45 GHz)-induced oxidative toxicity in laryngotracheal mucosa of rat by melatonin. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 270(5): 1695-1700. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23479077

Gumral N. et al., 2009. Effects of selenium and L-carnitine on oxidative stress in blood of rat induced by 2.45-GHz radiation from wireless devices. Biol Trace Elem Res. 132(1-3): 153-163. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19396408

Havas M. et al., 2010. Provocation study using heart rate variability shows microwave radiation from 2.4GHz cordless phone affects autonomic nervous system. European Journal of Oncology Library Vol. 5: 273-300. http://www.icems.eu/papers.htm?f=/c/a/2009/12/15/MNHJ1B49KH.DTL part 2.

Havas M. and Marrongelle J. 2013. Replication of heart rate variability provocation study with 2.45GHz cordless phone confirms original findings. Electromagn Biol Med 32(2): 253-266. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23675629

Maganioti A. E. et al., 2010. Wi-Fi electromagnetic fields exert gender related alterations on EEG. 6th International Workshop on Biological Effects of Electromagnetic fields. http://www.istanbul.edu.tr/6internatwshopbioeffemf/cd/pdf/poster/WI-FI%20ELECTROMAGNETIC%20FIELDS%20EXERT%20GENDER.pdf

Margaritis L.H. et al., 2013. Drosophila oogenesis as a bio-marker responding to EMF sources. Electromagn Biol Med., Epub ahead of print. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23915130

Naziroğlu M. and Gumral 2009. Modulator effects of L-carnitine and selenium on wireless devices (2.45 GHz)-induced oxidative stress and electroencephalography records in brain of rat. Int J Radiat Biol. 85(8): 680-689. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19637079

Nazıroğlu M. et al., 2012. 2.45-Gz wireless devices induce oxidative stress and proliferation through cytosolic Ca2+ influx in human leukemia cancer cells. International Journal of Radiation Biology 88(6): 449–456. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22489926

Nazıroğlu M. et al., 2012b. Melatonin modulates wireless (2.45 GHz)-induced oxidative injury through TRPM2 and voltage gated Ca(2+) channels in brain and dorsal root ganglion in rat. Physiol Behav. 105(3): 683-92. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22019785

Ozorak A. et al., 2013. Wi-Fi (2.45 GHz)- and mobile phone (900 and 1800 MHz)- induced risks on oxidative stress and elements in kidney and testis of rats during pregnancy and the development of offspring. Biol Trace Elem Res, Epub ahead of print. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24101576

Oksay T. et al., 2012. Protective effects of melatonin against oxidative injury in rat testis induced by wireless (2.45 GHz) devices. Andrologia doi: 10.1111/and.12044, Epub ahead of print. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23145464

Papageorgiou C. C. et al., 2011. Effects of Wi-Fi signals on the p300 component of event-related potentials during an auditory hayling task. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience 10(2): 189-202. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21714138

(Wi-Fi alters brain activity in young adults: http://wifiinschools.org.uk/resources/wifi+brain+July+2011.pdf)

Shahin S. et al., 2013. 2.45 GHz Microwave Irradiation-Induced Oxidative Stress Affects Implantation or Pregnancy in Mice, Mus musculus. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 169: 1727–1751. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23334843

Türker Y. et al., 2011. Selenium and L-carnitine reduce oxidative stress in the heart of rat induced by 2.45-GHz radiation from wireless devices. Biol Trace Elem Res. 143(3): 1640-1650. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21360060