Title: “Effectiveness of a Mobile Health Intervention on Diabetes Distress Among People with Type 2 Diabetes: Randomized Controlled Trial” Authors: Xuanping Zhang, Xinhong Wang, Zijian Li, Wen Liu, Ruijie Liu, Xiaoyu Zhang, and Xiaolin Xu. Journal: JMIR mHealth and uHealth (2020).
Summary: This randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a mobile health (mHealth) intervention on diabetes distress among people with type 2 diabetes. The intervention included a smartphone app that provided educational information on diabetes management and feedback on self-monitoring of blood glucose levels. The study found that the mHealth intervention significantly reduced diabetes distress among participants compared to the control group. The authors conclude that mHealth interventions can be effective in improving the mental health of people with diabetes and should be considered as a part of diabetes management.