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Text message support may yield significant weight loss in prediabetes

February 12, 2016

In patients with prediabetes, the use of text message support may be conducive to clinically significant weight loss, according to study findings published in Diabetes Care.

Henry H. Fischer, MD, of the adult primary care department at Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and colleagues evaluated 163 English- and Spanish-speaking adult patients recruited from Sam Sandos Westside Family Health Center, part of the Denver Health integrated health care system. Patients did not have diabetes, their HbA1c ranged from 5.7% to 6.4% and their BMI was 25 kg/m2 to 50 kg/m2. They also had mobile phones and text message capability.

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In the Journals

Text message support may yield significant weight loss in prediabetes

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In patients with prediabetes, the use of text message support may be conducive to clinically significant weight loss, according to study findings…
In the Journals

Phone app may improve exercise adherence for patients with diabetes

February 3, 2016
A smartphone application that includes a learning algorithm for sending personalized text messages may help patients with diabetes stick with an…

Prediabetes awareness focus of new campaign

January 23, 2016
The American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently joined to launch a…
Diabetes in Real LifePublication Exclusive

Power of the theater can enhance the provider–patient encounter

Endocrine Today, January 2016
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