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The Primary Care RAP Hot Sheet: November 2016

Andrew Buelt, DO and Heidi James, MD
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This month, Andrew and Heidi scoured the web for all things fitness and diabetes related and found.

  1. A JAMA article which showed that people who wore FitBits lost less weight than those who didn’t…..the earth shook when we read this one.

 (Jakicic, John M., et al. "Effect of Wearable Technology Combined With a Lifestyle Intervention on Long-term Weight Loss: The IDEA Randomized Clinical Trial." Jama 316.11 (2016): 1161-1171.) 

http://www.jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2553448

 
  1. An Insurance company plans to offer Apple Watches to some of its costumers to encourage a healthy lifestyle. (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-27/aetna-to-make-apple-watch-available-in-health-monitoring-push)

 
  1. The First Artificial Pancreas has been approved.  (Spoiler: it’s a souped up insulin pump. But still really cool)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fda-approves-first-artificial-pancreas-type-1-diabetes-medtronic-minimed-670g/ 

 
  1. Security Breach leaves insulin pumps vulnerable to tampering.  Stay safe: don’t use the device’s remote.  

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-cyber-insulin-pumps-e-idUSKCN12411L

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