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The informatics of diabetes management 

The informatics of diabetes management
The informatics of diabetes management

John P. New

and Iain E. Buchan

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date: 20 May 2022

Informatics is the science of information, the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems (1). An early informatics driver in diabetes was the St Vincent Declaration (2), which promoted continuous quality improvement, requiring high-quality information on diabetes, its treatment, and outcomes. This led to the establishment of diabetes registers, compensating for the underdevelopment of clinical information systems. Now, electronic health records are more advanced and the common mobile phone has more computing power than the desktop computer of 20 years ago. Perhaps more important for diabetes care, information and communications technologies are now interwoven with the fabric of society, informing not only our individual behaviours but affecting our interactions with one another.

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