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mHealth Management Tools Sought by Younger Diabetic Patients

March 6, 2017 - A team of researchers in New Zealand found that a majority of young diabetics preferred receiving diabetes self-management support via texting, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of diabetics with a mean age of 19 years reported a preference for SMS text messaging for managing their condition. The research team from...


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mHealth Management Tools Sought by Younger Diabetic Patients

by Thomas Beaton

A team of researchers in New Zealand found that a majority of young diabetics preferred receiving diabetes self-management support via texting, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Nearly two-thirds...

Army, Clemson Join Forces to Test mHealth on Diabetes

by Eric Wicklund

The U.S. Army wants to use mHealth to help its members control and improve management of type 2 diabetes. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) is collaborating...

Could an mHealth Program Help Cut Billions in Chronic Care Costs?

by Eric Wicklund

A digital health program launched by Humana has proven successful in getting overweight seniors to lose weight – and could help Medicare shed billions of dollars in chronic care management costs. The Louisville, Ky.-based insurer’s...

mHealth Milestone: FDA OK’s First Artificial Pancreas

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators have OK’d an mHealth device that may soon greatly improve how Type 1 diabetics manage their disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved Medtronic’s MiniMid 670G artificial pancreas, which includes...

Telemedicine May Enhance Screenings for Diabetes Vision Issues

by Nathan Boroyan

Telemedicine could become an important tool for screening patients for diabetes-related blindness, according to a University of Michigan study. Diabetic retinopathy is the main cause of new-onset blindness in the US. However, only 65 percent...

mHealth App with Coaching Support Aids Diabetic Weight Loss

by Nathan Boroyan

An mhealth app that uses the same principals as the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) effectively helped overweight Americans, diabetics and pre-diabetics lose weight, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. A...

CMS Gives Green Light to Digital Health Diabetes Prevention Program

by Eric Wicklund

A diabetes-based preventive health program that would reimburse providers who use digital health has received the full blessing of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS is proposing to expand its Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program...

mHealth Adopts the Patient-Centered Medical Home Approach

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are finding that the best mHealth program doesn’t stand on its own. A study launched by digital health company WellDoc finds that a combination of digital tools and in-person coaching can help those diagnosed with type...

An mHealth Investment Puts the Focus on Care Coordination for Diabetics

by Eric Wicklund

Humana is planting another flag in the digital care coordination landscape, with an investment in an mHealth company that facilitates self-management and real-time collaboration between consumers and their care providers. The Louisville, Ky.-based...

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