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Health Agencies Update
June 26, 2018

Phone Apps for Patients With Diabetes

JAMA. 2018;319(24):2469. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.8164

Among approximately 280 commercially available mobile phone apps for self-management of diabetes, only 11 had been studied for effectiveness, and only 5 of those were associated with clinically significant improvement in blood glucose control as measured by hemoglobin A1c tests, according to a recent report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).