UK NHS will offer wearable medical tech to battle diabetes

According to the Guardian, the UK National Health System (NHS) will offer wearable tech to help people monitor their health habits in order to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. In addition, using apps, the participants will have 24-hour access to health coaches and educational content; online peer support groups; and, the ability to set and monitor health goals electronically. The decision to implement such a programme comes following the results of a successful pilot, in which access to online information increased the number of people involved in the national Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP).