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Finally, the NHS goes digital. Or does it?

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 13 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3726

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So the NHS National Director for Patients and Information cited "the 20% of patients with diabetes who have experienced a largely avoidable hypoglycaemic episode while on the ward and suggested skin strip glucose monitoring systems could help patients and their doctors identify problems early".

I and I suspect millions of insulin treated individuals are interested in what he has in mind - thus far the technology graveyard has more than its fair share of plots for hypoglycaemia alarm systems.

Competing interests: I am interested in developing and evaluating digital health technologies to reduce the daily burden for people living with diabetes

13 July 2015
David Kerr
Director of Research and Innovation
William Sansum Diabetes Center
William Sansum Diabetes Center 2219 Bath Street Santa Barbara, California 93105