The authors trialed a mobile application, DiabetesXcel, which included type 2 diabetes–focused educational videos and modules, in 50 adults of Bronx, NY, a region with a high prevalence of diabetes and diabetes complications. From baseline to 4 months and from baseline to 6 months, there was significantly improved quality of life, self-management, knowledge, self-efficacy, depression, A1C, and LDL cholesterol among those who used DiabetesXcel. There was also a significant decrease in diabetes-related emergency department visits and hospital admissions from baseline to 6 months. This study demonstrates that DiabetesXcel could be beneficial for type 2 diabetes management.

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