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Digital Apps for Diabetes Prevention—Opportunities and Challenges


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Digital Apps for Diabetes Prevention—Opportunities and Challenges
12:45 p.m. Friday

W-2009 (West, Level 2)

Hundreds of health-related apps provided on smartphones and other wireless devices have great potential to advance diabetes therapy by providing either lifestyle interventions or support for medication adjustments in response to glucose monitoring data. However, regulations and guidelines have not caught up with the burgeoning field to standardize how mobile health apps are reviewed and monitored for patient safety and clinical validity. The available evidence on the safety and effectiveness of mobile health apps, especially for diabetes, remains limited. The European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association are in the process of conducting a joint review of the current landscape of available diabetes digital health technology, practices of regulatory authorities and organizations, and next steps to be taken. This session will set out the progress to date and provide an opportunity for a public discussion of key regulatory and clinical issues.