Diabetes comes in many forms and affects patients of all ages. It's also affecting more people every year. In 2011, the number of Americans with diabetes stood at nearly 21 million, more than triple the total in 1980.
Luckily, emerging technology makes it easier than ever for patients to take control of their diabetes. The gadgets and mobile apps featured here empower patients to be active participants in diabetes self-management and provide helpful ways to look at their glucose levels and share this information with members of their healthcare team.
Dr. Joseph Kim is the president of MCM Education, a publishing company that provides continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists, and the founder of MedicineandTechnology.com, MedicalSmartphones.com and MobileHealthComputing.com.