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Diabetes em Movimento: a Portuguese web-based platform to support exercise prescription by medical doctors
  1. Romeu Mendes1,2,3,
  2. Nelson Sousa3,4,
  3. Marcos Agostinho5,6,
  4. Victor Machado Reis3,4,
  5. José Luís Themudo-Barata7,8
  1. 1Public Health Unit, ACES Douro I – Marão e Douro Norte, Northern Region Health Administration, Vila Real, Portugal
  2. 2EPIUnit - Instituto de Saúde Pública, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  3. 3University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
  4. 4Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, Vila Real, Portugal
  5. 5CUF Torres Vedras Hospital, Torres Vedras, Portugal
  6. 6USF Santa Cruz, ACES Oeste Sul, Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region Health Administration, Torres Vedras, Portugal
  7. 7Cova da Beira Hospital Centre, Covilhã, Portugal
  8. 8Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Romeu Mendes, Unidade de Saúde Pública, ACES Douro I - Marão e Douro Norte, Administração Regional de Saúde do Norte IP, Rua Miguel Torga, 12 F, 5000-524 Vila Real, Portugal; romeuduartemendes{at}gmail.com

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Name of the mobile application

Diabetes em Movimento – exercise prescription platform.

Category of the mobile application

Health and fitness.

Platform

Web-based, available at http://www.diabetesemmovimento.com.

Cost

Free of charge, although restricted to medical doctors registered in Portuguese Medical Association.

About the app

Medical doctors can build a home-based exercise programme for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) by choosing exercises from a database of images and editing the basic exercise prescription parameters (weekly frequency, duration, sets, repetitions and intensity) of each exercise (figure 1). The exercise database has three aerobic exercises (walking-based), 32 resistance exercises (performed only with a chair, a pair of 0.5 L water bottles filled with sand and a gymnastics ball) and nine flexibility exercises. Videos of all the resistance exercises are also available and can be seen by medical doctors and patients at the office or at home. Several recommendations can be selected and …

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