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J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2010 Jul 1;4(4):958-60.

An analysis of data management tools for diabetes self-management: can smart phone technology keep up?

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Billings Clinic Center for Clinical Translational Research, Billings, Montana 59107, USA. eciemins@billingsclinic.org

Abstract

In this issue of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Rao and colleagues present a comparison of three iPhone diabetes data management applications: the Diamedic Diabetes Logbook, Blood Sugar Diabetes Control, and WaveSense Diabetes Manager. These applications provide patients the ability to enter blood glucose readings manually, view graphs and simple statistics, and email data to health care providers. While these applications show promise, they are limited in their current forms. All require manual data entry and none convert insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios to insulin dose. Future development of these types of technology should consider integration with blood glucose meters and expanded calculation capabilities, as well as monitoring of other risk factors, e.g., blood pressure and lipids, and tracking of preventive examinations, e.g., eye, foot, and renal.

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20663462
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PMC2909530
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10.1177/193229681000400427
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