Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
Patient Inputs for Mobile Health Systems for Type 1 Diabetes Care
To cite this article:
Kerr David, Axelrod Ceara, and Hoppe Charis. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. April 2017, 19(4): 201-202. doi:10.1089/dia.2017.0041.
Published in Volume: 19 Issue 4: April 1, 2017
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From the perspective of people living with diabetes, especially parents of children with type 1 diabetes, the pace of technological innovation has been painfully slow. Despite the exponential rise in the number of smartphone applications, cloud computing, and innovations in glucose sensing and insulin delivery, the day-to-day reality of type 1 diabetes remains one of tedium, unpredictability, and fear. A direct result of this frustration has been the ‘‘hacking’’ of a popular continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to enable remote monitoring of glucose levels—so-called do-it yourself diabetes care.