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Monthly videoconferencing improves self-management, not HbA1c, in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

May 5, 2016

Adolescents with type 1 diabetes assigned to monthly videoconference sessions with a diabetes nurse educator and social worker for 6 months showed improvements in aspects of self-care but did not improve their glycemic control vs. those assigned to usual care, according to study findings presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore.

“Based on this pilot study, a telehealth intervention incorporating monthly videoconference visits with a diabetes nurse educator and social worker over 6 months is a feasible method of increasing interaction between adolescents with type 1 diabetes and the diabetes care team and may improve aspects of diabetes self-management,” Erinn T. Rhodes, MD, MPH, director of endocrinology health care research and quality, division of endocrinology, Boston Children's Hospital, told Endocrine Today. “A longer and/or more intensive intervention may be needed to improve glycemic control.”

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