Parents receptive to mobile phone monitoring of children's diabetes

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We’re generally accustomed to stories of technology being used to monitor the chronic health problems of adults.  But a large market for mobile phone monitoring of diabetes is–parents of children with diabetes. This recently released study by the Center for Connected Health confirms this high level of receptivity–over 69% of parents surveyed with children ages 10-19–to a mobile phone glucometer that would transmit readings to a physician or provider.  Over 50% expressed interest in signing up, which decreased (of course) with rising monthly cost.  This will be welcome news for the Sasktel/ALU partnership on LifeStat (which depicts children using their phones) and the pending rollout of their TeleHealth Manager system in other markets.   Release.  Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology (abstract)