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    Digital Educational Game for Children With Type 1 Diabetes

    BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS)

    Edinburgh, UK, 7 & 8 October 2015

    AUTHORS

    Charalampos Kyfonidis & Marilyn Lennon

    ABSTRACT

    A big number of children live with managing Type 1 diabetes. Those children need guidance and knowledge near to diagnosis and during ongoing management in order to cope with their condition. This paper presents the motivation and methodology for the user centered design and development of a digital educational game that will help children aged 5 and younger manage Type 1 diabetes. The game will educate children on the main concepts related to their disease, the way the they interact with each other and how their lifestyle can help them control and manage these symptoms. The game is designed to educate and also to empower the user and their families to manage and control their diabetes.

    PAPER FORMATS

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