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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2017

Diabetes Management: Mobile Phone Applications Used Within Healthcare Systems for Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends the use of diabetes self-management mobile phone applications (apps), when implemented in health care systems, to improve blood glucose among patients with type 2 diabetes. Mobile phone applications (apps) are used within health care systems to improve diabetes self-management among patients with type 1 diabetes. Patients enter data into apps or use medical equipment that transmits data directly. The apps then provide patients with feedback from health care professionals or automated systems. The interventions aim to facilitate communication between patients and healthcare providers and improve diabetes care.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Diabetes
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force. Diabetes Management: Diabetes Management: Mobile Phone Applications Used Within Healthcare Systems for Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management [Internet]. 2017 Aug [cited 2017 Oct 2]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/diabetes-management-mobile-phone-applications-used-within-healthcare-systems-type-2