Using Digital Health Technology to Prevent and Treat Diabetes.
This article is our annual attempt to highlight the key papers written between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, in which digital health technologies were used to prevent or treat diabetes mellitus. This article will mainly address interventions called digital therapeutics, while other articles will address telemedicine (remote patient–provider visits) and approaches to automated or assisted insulin delivery approaches.
This year's selection of potential articles to include in this article was limited by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The incredible number of papers about meeting the acute medical needs (inpatient and outpatient) of people with diabetes was breathtaking. However, the number of articles about digital therapeutics (typically addressing longer-term treatments and behavior change) fell precipitously as researchers reported on the critical needs to help save lives during the pandemic.
Diabetes technology & therapeutics
Kaufman N, Mel E. Using Digital Health Technology to Prevent and Treat Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2020;22(S1):S63-S78. doi:10.1089/dia.2020.2505