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Randomized controlled study shows mobile app improves glucose control in Type 1 Diabetics

Morwenna Kirwan, MHMSc, Corneel Vandelanotte, PhD, Mitch J Duncan, PhD, Andrew Fenning, PhD, via

The aim of our study was to examine the effectiveness of a free smartphone application combined with text-message feedback to improve glycemic control and other diabetes related outcomes in adult patients with type 1 diabetes in a two group randomized controlled trial.


In adjunct with usual care, use of the Glucose Buddy application combined with weekly text-message feedback from a Certified Diabetes Educator led to a significant decrease in HbA1c in comparison to a control group receiving only usual care.

via Randomized controlled study shows mobile app improves glucose control in Type 1 Diabetics #Med2.


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This entry was posted on July 22, 2012 by in Apps, Health, Science, Texting and tagged , , , , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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