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Following The Overwhelming Success Of Diabetes Helper, HelpAround, Inc. Launches New App ‘Alert’


Following The Overwhelming Success Of Diabetes Helper, HelpAround, Inc. Launches There New App AlertAlert is a new app by HelpAround, Inc. designed to provide those who struggle with chronic health conditions emergency access to help when it is needed most. The app is compatible with Apple iOS HealthKit, and designed to send instant alerts regarding blood glucose. Unlike their first app Diabetes Helpers, Alert is designed for a wider range of health concerns.

“With Diabetes Helpers, we saw thousands of strangers stepping up to help each other, but we also learned how much fear our users cope with,” said Yishai Knobel, HelpAround founder and CEO. “We recognized that in times of trouble it is imperative for anyone to be able to easily reach the most trusted people in their lives.”

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Glooko Gets Props for Latest Integration


Glooko Gets Props for Latest IntegrationGlooko Inc. has just announced the integration of activity, weight, and blood pressure data from leading wearable activity and biometric monitors such as Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone, Moves, RunKeeper, Strava, and Withings,  into its mobile, software service diabetes remote monitoring and population management platform.

Data can be “correlated and visualized against the verified blood glucose readings that Glooko currently liberates from more than 30 popular blood glucose meters using its MeterSync Blue technology.”

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Diabetes Mobile Apps Not Making the Cut?


Diabetes Mobile Apps Not Making the CutA recent study about mobile apps developed to help diabetics find that a majority of apps lack some of the most important features required to achieve their stated objectives.

These apps in question are designed to perform instantaneous vision checks but the study has found that they functionality falls short of what diabetics really need. This is disappointing, as apps are known to help improve patient engagement and the patients themselves have expressed enthusiasm over these apps.

The main problem is that the tracking and monitoring of diabetic retinopathy (sight reduction), cannot be accurately monitored using some of these apps.

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Texting to Help Diabetic Teens


Texting to Help Diabetic TeensTargeting the generation that is most comfortable and familiar with mobile technology is definitely the best way to bring mobile healthcare to the forefront of the nation’s mind. One way this is being done today is through a project spearheaded by Montefiore Medical Center, which allows doctors or other healthcare professionals to text diabetic teenagers pre-operative care alerts before a major surgery.

The teenagers wear a monitoring device and information from that device is then relayed back to the healthcare team, which can then send a message to the teenager in case they need to make an adjustment to their diet or other action in order to be prepared for an operation or other invasive procedure.

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Today’s Leading mHealth Solutions May Cut Healthcare Costs for Diabetic Care


Today's Leading mHealth Solutions May Cut Healthcare Costs for Diabetic CareIn recent years, mHealthWatch has covered countless mobile, desktop, and other web-based platforms for diabetic care and health management. But already in 2014, we’re seeing some of the most promising results to date with regard to the utility of mHealth solutions.

According to a peer-reviewed publication in the March issue of U.S. Endocrinology, the use of a mobile healthcare solution for monitoring diabetes resulted in a $3,300 per person annual reduction in employee healthcare costs.

The overall savings to the employer represent more than five times the cost of the monitoring program, an unprecedented return on investment in the employee health and disease management industry.

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Smartphone Apps for Diabetics Not Widely Utilized


Smartphone Apps For Diabetics Not Widely UtilizedMany smartphone apps have been designed to help individuals to track and manage their diabetic care. However, a report released from German based Research2Guidance found that a scant 1.2% of the 1.6 million diabetics who own mobile devices actually utilize diabetic apps.

Currently there are approximately 1,100 smartphone and android apps for diabetics. Where they do not measure up to expectations is that the vast majority of them still require patients to manually input much of their information. While the apps allow for more advanced reporting capabilities and greater organization, many patients just don’t like typing data into their mobile device.

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Telehealth Network for Diabetics Launching in Mississippi This Spring


Telehealth Network for Diabetics Launching in Mississippi This SpringAn innovative telehealth network aimed at improving care for diabetic patients throughout the state of Mississippi is in development and expected to launch this spring.

According to the Hattiesburg American newspaper, Mississippi faces the daunting and growing threat of diabetes. They rank second among all states nationwide in disease prevalence.

As of the latest data available, there are more than 373,000 adults in the state with some stage of diabetes.
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