Can apps really help with diabetes management? – Patient.info

Technology often plays a big part in how we manage our health. We use fitness trackers to log how much exercise we do. Calorie counters help us keep on top of our snacking habits – and we even use apps to help support our mental well-being. Tech can also support us when managing more specific health conditions like diabetes. But how do these apps work – and can they really help?

“For many people living with all types of diabetes, apps can be a huge help in supporting their self-management, helping with carbohydrate counting, blood glucose tracking and diabetes education,” says Dan Howarth, head of care at Diabetes UK.

“Several apps allow people with diabetes to automatically share information with their healthcare teams, which has been particularly useful during the pandemic. There are also many apps being used by people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, to support their weight loss.”

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