Diabetes apps, Chris Polhemous Type U Diabetes, American Diabetes Association

NEWS

Notes from America

App pros & cons

A debate on the usefulness of diabetes

apps led to more attendees questioning

their worth. An online webinar saw

two experts discussing the pros and

cons of the use of smartphone apps

to help manage diabetes. At the start

of the debate, 91% of the 57 diabetes

professionals agreed with the premise,

'Are Diabetes Apps Worth It?' However,

this fell to 83% by the end of the debate.

Arguing for the con side, Josip Car,

Director of the World Health Organisation

Collaborating Centre for Digital Health and

Health Education at Nanyang Technological

University, Singapore, said that studies

showing the effectiveness of diabetes apps

have been "disappointing" and that there

are issues around data privacy. However, he

did acknowledge that "there is no denying

the usefulness of apps," and that "they work

for certain patients."

Taking the pro side, endocrinologist

David Ahn, Program Director, Mary &

Dick Allen Diabetes Center, California,

agreed that the use of apps might not

translate into better patient outcomes.

However, he did state that apps can

provide high-quality data that can be

exchanged from patient to clinician, they

enable telemedicine, and that they can

give patients access to a social support

network.

Both agreed that clinicians would

benefit from a type of 'independent

clearinghouse' that would identify the

best diabetes apps. Going forward, the

"best apps would be paired to diabetes

devices, supported by companies," Ahn

said. "We do want to see apps play a role

- just in the right way," summarised Car.

The webinar by the Healthcare

Delivery and Quality Improvement group

of the American Diabetes Association was

held in January. To read more about the

debate click HERE.

Funding innovation

The American Diabetes Association (ADA)

is awarding a total of $3.25m to two

researchers to support breakthroughs in

science, technology, care and potential

cures in the field of diabetes. The funding

comes from the Pathway to Stop Diabetes

grants, and both researchers will receive

$1.625m over five years. Judith Agudo,

from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in

Massachusetts, will look at 'Harnessing

immune privilege mechanisms from stem

cells to protect beta-cells from immune

attack'. Maxence V Nachury, from the

University of California, will look at the

'Regulation of body weight homeostasis

and betacell function by primary cilia'.

To learn more about the programme

and research click HERE.

Journaling diabetes

A kickstarter for a diabetes self journal has

launched in the US. The Type U Diabetic

Journal is a space for users to 'remind,

record, recognise and reflect' when it

comes to living with diabetes. The journal

is created by Chris Polhemus, who was

diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the

age of 7. It is designed to help people set

achievable goals every 30 days to better

their health and wellbeing and overall

blood glucose control. It is suitable for

people of all ages with either Type 1, Type

2, gestational diabetes and those who are

classed as pre-diabetic. Polhemus has

also started a campaign about his journal

on Kickstarter (bit.ly/DiabeticJournal1).

www.typeudiabetic.com

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