Peer-Reviewed Study Explores Digital Self-Management Program for Diabetes

Diabetes Mobile Apps Not Making the CutCanary Health, a provider of digital health self-management programs for multiple chronic conditions, has just announced the results of a major study of its exclusive Better Choices, Better Health online program for individuals with diabetes.

The study is being billed as the largest peer-reviewed study to-date of a digital self-management program.

All told, the results showed positive outcomes over a 6-month period across five key diabetes management and behavioral indicators including blood sugar (Hb1Ac) control, reduction of hypoglycemic symptoms, medication adherence, exercise participation and improved depression levels.

The study engaged a broad population of more than 1,000 participants with type 2 diabetes and was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR).

“This study confirms previous evidence that empowering individuals to self-manage their condition leads to improved health outcomes. It’s clear that Better Choices, Better Health, through its focus on individual goals and peer support enables people to own their health,” said Dr. Neal Kaufman, Chief Medical Officer of Canary Health. “These results should be a clear call for broader clinical acceptance of digital health self-management as a crucial part of transforming healthcare to a value-based model.”

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