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Diabetes technologies - what the general physician needs to know

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Adrian Li, Sufyan Hussain

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-476
Number of pages8
JournalClinical medicine (London, England)
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
PublishedSep 2020

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Abstract

Technology has revolutionised our society. From the creation of the internet to smartphones and applications (apps), technology has changed how we communicate with each other, undertake regular tasks in our lives and access information at our fingertips. Technology has also transformed how we deliver healthcare with electronic patient records, more sensitive imaging modalities and newer treatments that are less invasive yet more cost-effective. The management of diabetes mellitus is an area that has kept pace with this revolution. With the emergence of a range of widely used technological options that can improve quality of life and metabolic outcomes, general physicians need to be aware of their application in diabetes, as well as how to manage acute diabetes presentations in people using these devices. This article aims to improve the knowledge that general physicians may have with diabetes technologies and guide them on the acute management in people using these technologies.

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