Mobile phone health apps for diabetes management: current evidence and future developments

QJM. 2013 Dec;106(12):1067-9. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hct203. Epub 2013 Oct 8.


Can an app help manage diabetes? We discuss how the advent of mobile health apps in connecting patients to providers is creating new opportunities for the management of diabetes. Although there are promising outcomes, there is still much to be learned about how such technology could be fully exploited.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Phone* / trends
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Delivery of Health Care / trends
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / therapy
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Disease Management
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / methods
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / trends
  • Humans
  • Life Style