Research project to study impact of mobile health technology on management of diabetes
June 2, 2022 - Montreal, Quebec. Serene Technologies is currently developing a
collaborative partnership with the Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation
Centre (CDIC), and the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation of the
University of Manitoba for the conduct of a clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of a
mobile health application for the management of diabetes.
This study named SOS Diabetes would be led by Dr. Claudio Rigatto (Academic Director
Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre, Associate Professor, Internal
Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; attending nephrologist,
and Seven Oaks Hospital). The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people with
diabetes are cared for in Canada. Indeed, patients with diabetes and other chronic
diseases have been cared for via virtual medical visits during the last 2 years, including
telephone or video conference calls. While this helped prevent spread of the virus, the
management of diabetes became more challenging.