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Technology And Health Inequities In Diabetes Care: How Do We Widen Access To Underserved Populations And Utilize Technology To Improve Outcomes For All? – Renal.PlatoHealth.ai

Ebekozien, O, Fantasia, K, Farrokhi, F, Sabharwal, A, Kerr, D

Digital health technologies are being utilized increasingly in the modern management of diabetes. These include tools such as continuous glucose monitoring systems, connected blood glucose monitoring devices, hybrid closed-loop systems, smart insulin pens, telehealth, and smartphone applications (apps). Although many of these technologies have a solid evidence base, from the perspective of a person living with diabetes, there remain multiple barriers preventing their optimal use, creating a digital divide. In this article, we describe many of the origins of these barriers and offer recommendations on widening access to digital health technologies for underserved populations living with diabetes to improve their health outcomes.

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