More and More Diabetics Turning to Smartphone Apps to Help Manage Their Condition

August 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Managing Diabetes

For diabetics seeking to take charge of their personal health, the Internet can be a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because the Internet, naturally, has a wealth of information that can be easily accessed.

But researching diabetes care online can also be frustrating. For starters, it’s hard to know what information to trust. And perhaps more importantly, sites that describe treatment for diabetes may not be applicable to all diabetics. After all, each patient is different.

Fortunately, doctors and software engineers are working to fill this void. One smart phone app called MedSimple, for example, takes a customized approach towards helping users. It allows users to compare medication costs across local pharmacies so they can find the best deal. It also enables users to enter their current medication regimen and provides reminders so they take their medication on time or refill it.

These developments, of course, are just the beginning. The next few years will see a welcomed revolution in how diabetics manage their disease with the help of technology.

 

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