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Diabetes Mobile Apps Not Making the Cut?


Diabetes Mobile Apps Not Making the Cut?   mobile health app Mobile Devices mobile app news mHealth Diabetes apps A 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 Teens   text Teens sms healthcare Diabetes Targeting 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


Todays Leading mHealth Solutions May Cut Healthcare Costs for Diabetic Care   mHealth news mHealth Diabetes In 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 Utilized   Mobile Apps mHealth news mHealth diabetics Diabetes Many 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 Spring   telemedicine Mississippi Jeff Kagan Hattiesburg American Diabetes An 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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mHealth Company Pushing Dario Diabetes Management Platform Globally


mHealth Company Pushing Dario Diabetes Management Platform Globally   mHealth Diabetes Dario LabStyle Innovations Corp., the developer of Dario – a cloud-based, mobile health platform for diabetes – announced that the global launcg of its diabetes management platform is now in progress.

In a statement issued to the press, customers in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia are being encourahed to download the complimentary app from the Apple App Store.
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NxStage Medical Shows Us What’s Next


NxStage Medical Shows Us Whats Next    NxStage mHealth Diabetes Annual Kidney Week 2013 American Society of Nephrology NxStage Medical Inc., a well-respected manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, is introducing  three new products at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Annual Kidney Week 2013 Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

The meeting began Tuesday and lasts through the weekend.

The new offerings include the NxStage System One S, Nx2me Connected Health, and the NxStage Dosing Calculator.
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