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Name of the mobile application
Diabetes em Movimento – exercise prescription platform.
Category of the mobile application
Health and fitness.
Web-based, available at http://www.diabetesemmovimento.com.
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 …
Contributors All authors were involved in the web-based platform design. RM and JLTB wrote the paper. NS, MA and VMR reviewed and approved the paper.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Obtained from patients.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.