diabetes apps

By Dave Muoio May 10, 2018
Of the hundreds of diabetes self-management apps currently available, very few have been evaluated with health outcome-focused studies, according to a recent report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Among this subset, even fewer have been shown to actually help diabetes patients significantly improve their HbA1c levels. Prior research has shown that 16 percent of the 318,...
By Aditi Pai March 9, 2016
Some 81 percent of diabetes apps in the Google Play store did not offer privacy policies, according to a study of 211 apps published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study is just the latest to examine health app privacy policies. In 2013 Privacy Rights Clearinghouse published a study that found 74 percent of free apps and 60 percent of paid apps had a privacy policy in the...
By Aditi Pai August 20, 2014
New York City-based medical device maker Philosys received FDA 510(k) clearance this week for its smartphone-connected glucose meter, Gmate Smart. To use the Gmate Smart glucometer, users launch the device's connected app, plug in their Gmate glucometer through the audio jack, insert a test strip into the glucometer, add a blood sample, and view results on the app. Gmate Smart's app is only...
By Aditi Pai March 19, 2014
Weight Watchers announced a new weight loss program for people with type 2 diabetes, which it will provide through its employee wellness offering. The new program, called Weight Watchers for Diabetes, will incorporate the expertise of Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) into the company's existing weight loss and weight management system. Weight Watchers will also offer digital tools to members of...
By Brian Dolan February 27, 2014
"Here at HIMSS it's all about hospital-to-patient, doctor-to-patient, nurse-to-patient. Why is no one talking about patient-to-patient?" HelpAround Co-founder and CEO Yishai Knobel said during an interview at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando this week. "Especially when research has shown that peer support drives medical outcomes." Knobel's startup Israel-based HelpAround is poised to be one of the first to...