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Telemedicine enables endocrinologist visits for diabetic prisoners

Telemedicine is a viable option for treating diabetes among prison populations, according to a study published in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Patient-led glucose monitoring system raises questions about consumer role in mHealth, code sharing

A do-it-yourself mobile continuous glucose monitoring system developed by a diabetes patient's father who wanted daily health insight is the focus of a global virtual collaboration engaging patients and caregivers to share insight and software code to boost system functionality.

Technology plays part in diabetes care, prevention

Prevention and treatment of diabtetes is growing in importance in the healthcare community, and according to panelists at an event late last week, technology may have a big role to play in helping in the effort.

Study: Secure messaging with diabetes patients helps improve some, not all, outcomes

A report examining studies conducted on outcomes of diabetes patients related to secure messaging in an electronic health record system show that use of such technology can help improve hemoglobin A1c levels, but secondary outcomes were inconsistent.

Design, other perceived barriers, can impact use of diabetes apps

Despite a bevy of free digital health apps focusing on diabetes management, patients who need such tools are not always using them due to a variety of barriers, a small study published online in  Telemedicine and e-Health  finds.

EHR research: We're entering uncharted, exciting territory

No doubt, electronic health records still are in need of improvement. That said, there's no denying the inroads they're making in research. Recent reports we highlight this week really highlight EHRs' potential to delve into new, and frankly incredible areas of education.

EHRs effective at flagging undiagnosed diabetes, new disease risk factors

Electronic health records are better at flagging patients who may have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes than conventional screening--and at identifying several previously unknown risk factors for the illness, according to a new study in the  Journal of Biomedical Informatics.

Health system taps Fitbit for adolescent diabetes research

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is using Fitbit devices for a research effort regarding sleep behavior and activity among children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

NHS eyes modern tech to help patients stay healthy at home

Britain's National Health Service has announced pilot projects in seven locations to test how technology can help monitor people with long-term conditions, according to an article in  The Telegraph.

Diabetes apps, devices remain top focus for mHealth developers

Diabetes treatment and management remains the most popular mHealth app focus for developers, despite the fact there is increasing competition and more than 1,500 such apps already in market.