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Can an online game really improve blood sugar control for people with diabetes?

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications When it comes to serious health problems, you might think a game would be unlikely to help. But a recent study of people with diabetes could change your mind. Researchers publishing in the September 2017 issue of Diabetes Care describe a study in which people with diabetes joined a competitive online game aimed at educating participants about ways to improve blood sugar control. The…

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