Mobile health technology continues to prove itself. The latest example comes in the form of on-the-go diabetes management.
In a recent small trial, 30 patients with type 2 diabetes spent 12 months using a smartphone app that provided real-time feedback on their blood-sugar levels, prompted them when to eat or take other action, and sent digital logbooks of their readings back to their doctors.
The surprising result: these patients had 58 percent fewer ER and hospital visits over the year of the study than they'd had the previous year.
It's important not to overinterpret that result. Not only … Read more