Christopher Snider: Aging in the context of the diabetes online community (#DSMA)
“This isn’t your grandparents computer: improving the health of older adults through innovative technology – Aging in the context of the diabetes online community (#DSMA)”
Christopher Snider discusses aging in the context of the diabetes online community through the platform of a #DSMA tweetchat. He reviews how individuals engaging in the DOC define successful aging, their concerns about aging, how healthcare providers and technology can help or hinder successful aging, and how the DOC will support them as they age.
The population is aging and technology use is becoming more commonplace among older adults. While medications are being reduced to avoid polypharmacy, the use of technology is on the rise to improve patient-provider relationships, support self-care, enhance health literacy, increase safety, and engage patients in their own health. This panel will highlight innovative concepts, creative design, and evolving technologies that should be maximized to optimize health in older adults with chronic conditions.