Smartphone-based care may help boost diabetes outcomes

11/28/2012 | Health Data Management

Patients who received mobile-based diabetes care, including a wireless glucometer and a smartphone containing a personalized care plan, showed lower A1C levels at six months compared with those who had usual care, an analysis indicated. Researchers also found that patients on mobile-based care had better control of their bad cholesterol levels and were more likely to communicate online with their health care providers than those in the control group. The results appear in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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