It what amounts to another clear indication of mHealth’s growing adoption and increasing popularity with mobile consumers, a new survey shows that 84 percent of dLife mobile application users believe a mobile device “improves their ability to manage their diabetes.”
With mobile monitoring devices now being used to help treat millions of patients around the world, the survey revealed that the utilization of mobile devices “plays a key role in encouraging diabetes self-management and supporting comprehensive health improvements.”
Over 50 percent of study respondents reported that tracking blood glucose levels with a mobile app has helped them move toward their goal weight and decrease their A1C levels.
With nearly half of all American adults now using smartphones, mHealth adoption is steadily expanding the scope and quality of healthcare for patients of all ages.
“Over the past few years, we’ve seen the staggering impact of how mobile technology can drive consumer engagement,” says Karen Warth, President of Vital mHealth. “It’s encouraging to see that healthcare is now following suit and consumers are utilizing technology to drive significant behavior change and healthier outcomes.”