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Digital diabetes management tools do not deliver meaningful clinical benefits and increase health care spending, an evaluation by the Peterson Health Technology Institute found.

"When these digital diabetes management tools launched more than a decade ago, they promised to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes and deliver savings to payers," said Caroline Pearson, executive director of the independent organization, which evaluates health care technologies. "Based on the scientific evidence, these solutions have fallen short, and it is time to move toward the next generation of innovation."

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