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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.

Artificial pancreas for diabetics heads to trial; seen as a 'wearable network'

A new, technology-enabled artificial pancreas is not like your previous replica organ; the system will help with automated insulin delivery and can even connect with a smartphone.

Tech can be a boost to teens' diabetes self-management

Technologies such as mobile apps and text messaging may help teens better control their Type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Diabetes tools progressing from monitoring to proactive disease management

Diabetes apps and mobile digital health devices are fast advancing from tracking and collecting blood sugar readings to more comprehensive capabilities to help diabetics be more proactive in healthcare and in the management of the chronic ailment.

Additional research necessary to show benefits of digital health app use by teens

A review of studies focused on how and if mobile apps benefit adolescents dealing with chronic illness reveals greater investigation is needed to provide deeper evidence of the benefits of such tools.

Americans will live longer with more chronic illnesses

Americans should expect to have longer lifespans, but those lives will be accompanied by an increase in conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and other ailments that are expected to drive up the cost of their care, according to a study by researchers at the University of Southern California.

EHRs, genomic data help ID new subgroups of Type 2 diabetes

Electronic health records combined with genotype data have identified new subtypes of Type 2 diabetes, potentially enabling clinicians to tailor medical care to patients based on their genomic differences, according to a new study in  Science Translational Medicine.

Why don't doctors and nurses have more healthy lifestyles?

Doctors and nurses suffer from obesity, diabetes and heart disease only slightly less than the general population, according to a study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings