Optimising the use of technology to support people with diabetes: research recommendations from Diabetes UK’s 2019 diabetes and technology workshop

Thomas A. F. Wylie, Chandrabala Shah, Lucie Burgess, Elizabeth Robertson, David Dupont, Robin Swindell, Roman Hovorka, Helen R Murphy, Simon R Heller

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Aims: To identify key gaps in the research evidence base that could help improve how technology supports people with diabetes, and provide recommendations to researchers and research funders on how best to address them. Methods: A research workshop was conducted, bringing together research experts in diabetes, research experts in technology, people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals. Results: The following key areas within this field were identified, and research recommendations for each were developed:. Matching the pace of research with that of technology development Time in range as a measure Health inequalities and high-risk groups How to train people to use technology most effectively Impact of technology usage on mental health. Conclusions: This position statement outlines recommendations through which research could improve how technology is employed to care for and support people living with diabetes, and calls on the research community and funders to address them in future research programmes and strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere14647
JournalDiabetic Medicine
Issue number11
Early online date16 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • Health Status Disparities
  • blood glucose self monitoring
  • mental health
  • technology
  • type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus

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