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This article originally posted and appeared in  Type 2 DiabetesMedical DevicesIssue 731

Online Games Help Diabetic Patients Make Healthier Decisions

Technologies like interactive games and virtual reality platforms can help people with type 2 diabetes make better choices and monitor their health on a regular basis. The authors found that when people engage in interactive social platforms that are capable of building and hosting online therapeutic communities, they develop empathy for the people who are living day-to-day with a chronic disease. As the online therapeutic communities are developed, the players become peers who mentor one another in making better choices about their health. "Transforming Health Care: Empowering Therapeutic Communities through Technology-Enhanced Narratives." Journal of Consumer Research: August 2014

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This article originally posted 29 May, 2014 and appeared in  Type 2 DiabetesMedical DevicesIssue 731

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