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AimsTo 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.MethodsA research workshop was conducted, bringing together research experts in diabetes, research experts in technology, people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals.ResultsThe 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.

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Journal article


Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association

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Diabetes UK, London, UK.


Humans, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Morbidity, Retrospective Studies, Mental Health, Technology, Guidelines as Topic, United Kingdom