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Mobile Phone and Smartphone Technologies for Diabetes Care and Self-Management.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Garabedian, LF; Ross-Degnan, D; Wharam, JF
Published in: Curr Diab Rep
December 2015

Mobile and smartphone (mHealth) technologies have the potential to improve diabetes care and self-management, but little is known about their effectiveness and how patients, providers, and payers currently interact with them. We conducted a systematic review and found only 20 peer-reviewed articles, published since 2010, with robust evidence about the effectiveness of mHealth interventions for diabetes. The majority of these interventions showed improvement on primary endpoints, such as HbA1c; mHealth technologies that interacted with both patients and providers were more likely to be effective. There was little evidence about persistent use by patients, use by a patient's health care provider, or long-term effectiveness. None of the studies discussed regulatory oversight of mHealth technologies or payer reimbursement for them. No robust studies evaluated the more than 1100 publicly available smartphone apps for diabetes. More research with valid study designs and longer follow-up is needed to evaluate the impact of mHealth technologies for diabetes care and self-management.

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Published In

Curr Diab Rep

DOI

EISSN

1539-0829

Publication Date

December 2015

Volume

15

Issue

12

Start / End Page

109

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Telemedicine
  • Smartphone
  • Self Care
  • Humans
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Cell Phone
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Garabedian, L. F., Ross-Degnan, D., & Wharam, J. F. (2015). Mobile Phone and Smartphone Technologies for Diabetes Care and Self-Management. Curr Diab Rep, 15(12), 109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-015-0680-8
Garabedian, Laura F., Dennis Ross-Degnan, and J Frank Wharam. “Mobile Phone and Smartphone Technologies for Diabetes Care and Self-Management.Curr Diab Rep 15, no. 12 (December 2015): 109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-015-0680-8.
Garabedian LF, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Mobile Phone and Smartphone Technologies for Diabetes Care and Self-Management. Curr Diab Rep. 2015 Dec;15(12):109.
Garabedian, Laura F., et al. “Mobile Phone and Smartphone Technologies for Diabetes Care and Self-Management.Curr Diab Rep, vol. 15, no. 12, Dec. 2015, p. 109. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s11892-015-0680-8.
Garabedian LF, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Mobile Phone and Smartphone Technologies for Diabetes Care and Self-Management. Curr Diab Rep. 2015 Dec;15(12):109.
Journal cover image

Published In

Curr Diab Rep

DOI

EISSN

1539-0829

Publication Date

December 2015

Volume

15

Issue

12

Start / End Page

109

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Telemedicine
  • Smartphone
  • Self Care
  • Humans
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Cell Phone
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences