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World J Diabetes. Mar 15, 2015; 6(2): 225-233
Published online Mar 15, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i2.225
Technology and diabetes self-management: An integrative review
Caralise W Hunt
Caralise W Hunt, School of Nursing, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, United States
Author contributions: Hunt CW conducted the literature search, reviewed the data, and wrote the paper.
Conflict-of-interest: The author has no conflict-of-interest to declare.
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Correspondence to: Caralise W Hunt, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Auburn University, 219 Miller Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, United States.
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Received: August 29, 2014
Peer-review started: August 30, 2014
First decision: November 19, 2014
Revised: November 26, 2014
Accepted: December 16, 2014
Article in press: December 17, 2014
Published online: March 15, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Technology may be used to support diabetes self-management. Both mobile phone and internet-based technological interventions have been found to support self-management behaviors of people living with diabetes. Technology can extend the reach of diabetes self-management to patient’s communities and homes, provide for individualized care, and provide just-in-time information.