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Diabetes apps: regulation concerns grow

In an article in the latest Medical Journal of Australia, Melbourne endocrinologists Dr Rahul Barmanray and Dr Esther Briganti say patients should be warned aboiut the potential for insulin dosing errors with glycaemic control smartphone apps.

The have found there are over 1500 diabetes apps available online – a number growing faster than any other health care sector.

Although apps increasingly advise on insulin doses, there is minimal published information on safety and efficacy, despite these apps effectively providing drug treatment recommendations without health care professional oversight,” they wrote.

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(Source: DoctorPortal)

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