Big Data and diabetes: the applications of Big Data for diabetes care now and in the future

Diabet Med. 2020 Feb;37(2):187-193. doi: 10.1111/dme.14044. Epub 2019 Jul 1.


We review current applications of Big Data in diabetes care and consider the future potential by carrying out a scoping study of the academic literature on Big Data and diabetes care. Healthcare data are being produced at ever-increasing rates, and this information has the potential to transform the provision of diabetes care. Big Data is beginning to have an impact on diabetes care through data research. The use of Big Data for routine clinical care is still a future application. Vast amounts of healthcare data are already being produced, and the key is harnessing these to produce actionable insights. Considerable development work is required to achieve these goals.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Big Data*
  • Biomedical Research*
  • Cost Savings
  • Diabetes Mellitus*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Machine Learning
  • Precision Medicine
  • Routinely Collected Health Data