Anne L. Peters, MD and Novel Technologies, Apps, and Innovations in Diabetes Management

Topic: Diabetes Management date: 12/23/2015 Featured Expert: Anne L. Peters, MD

Dr. Anne Peters, Professor at Keck School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Diabetes Programs at USC in Los Angeles, will discuss what is new in diabetes technology and how today's innovations can be used to drive behavior change.


Numerous technologies exist today for diabetes management, but does data alone change patient outcomes? CMHC West Keynote speaker Anne L. Peters, MD, Professor at Keck School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Diabetes Programs at USC in Los Angeles, will address the question of how to use data meaningfully by discussing what is new in diabetes technology and providing examples of the range of technologies, from systems integrated with smartphones, to fitness apps, to monitoring of blood pressure, pulse, blood glucose, heart rhythm, and beyond.

Very few of the hundreds, if not thousands, of applications have been shown to improve patient outcomes. According to Dr. Peters, this is because they either require too much input by the user and/or they are associated with user “burnout,” as enthusiasm begins to wane for a technology unless there is an immediate sense of benefit. Dr. Peters will explain how “smart systems” are being created that integrate data with a human connection, as it is the integration of the two that can drive behavior change.

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