Särimner: a computer model of diabetes physiology for education of physicians and patients.
1991 (English)In: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, ISSN 0168-8227, E-ISSN 1872-8227, Vol. 14, no 2, 113-122 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Often diabetic patients have developed their skills by some trial-and-error-like training over a long period of time. To minimize this inconvenience we have made a mathematical model to facilitate diabetes education. The model consists of a number of blocks involved in diabetes physiology: digestion, blood (transport), pancreas, injected insulin absorption, liver, muscles, kidneys, metabolism and insulin sensitivity. The model serves as a demonstration object and the user can change meals, exercise and injections and see the resulting blood glucose level. A more experienced user can search for further explanations of different phenomena deeper in the physiology of the model. The model does not solve any problem for the user, but creates a learning situation in which the user, led by his own curiosity, successively increases his experience of diabetes physiology. Särimner is implemented as an easy-to-use menu driven computer program for IBM PC-clones with Hercules, EGA or VGA graphics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1991. Vol. 14, no 2, 113-122 p.
Diabetes mellitus;Treatment;Education;Mathematical model;Physiology
Endocrinology and Diabetes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123715DOI: 10.1016/0168-8227(91)90117-VPubMedID: 1756682OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123715DiVA: diva2:892465