(NC) Technology is no longer just for savvy millennials. More and more people of all ages are embracing technology and using it to simplify their lives.
“In fact, the advancements in technology have been particularly beneficial for people living with health conditions such as diabetes,” says Toronto endocrinologist Harpreet S. Bajaj, MD, MPH. “Innovative tools and technology have helped people understand, simplify and better manage a complex disease like diabetes.”
Here are a few more tips that will provide insight into how new technology can help improve your health too.
Digital health management
Most Canadians are unaware of services that are already available through electronic methods at medical offices, health clinics and pharmacies. For example, digitally shared medical records can save a lot of time for you and your doctor. New and innovative services can include access to records, video consultations, prescription records, and patient notifications.
In 2015, there were over 1,200 diabetes-related health apps available. For those living with the disease, this opened the door to simple management tools that could be easily integrated into people’s lives. However, it’s important to find the right one for you. The Contour Next One system and its app are part of the new stream of advanced tech devices that help people better manage diabetes. It features an easy-to-use, wireless-enabled smart meter that links to the related smartphone app. Patients are able to identify trends, monitor their readings from anywhere at anytime, and share their results effortlessly with healthcare professionals.
Wearable devices are more than a fashion trend. Devices like Fitbits encourage people to take control of their fitness, push past daily goals and challenge one another for fun. A great source of motivation, wearable tech is getting people outdoors with simple activities that will greatly benefit their health.
Find more information at www.contournextone.ca.