A Systematic Evaluation of Canadian Diabetes Smartphone Applications for people with Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes

Publication date: Available online 11 August 2020Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Mary Nguyen, Nafis Hossain, Rohin Tangri, Jay Shah, Payal Agarwal, Fiona Thompson-Hutchison, Ilana Halperin
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

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