A Fitbit could help empower patients to follow their weekly activity, she added.
“If you’ve got a little prompt that tells you, ‘you’ve only got to do x amount more steps to reach that goal’, you might put a little bit more pace on to try and achieve that goal,” Dr Sara explained.
“You can fit your exercises into everyday life, and I think that’s where these types of technology really helps that.”
Dr Sara and Fitbit are supporting charity Diabetes UK’s One Million Step Challenge this summer, which encourages people to take one million steps from July 1 to September 30 – the equivalent to about 10,000 steps a day.
The aim is to help the public get active, maintain a healthy weight, and help to raise money.