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Outcomes of a feasibility trial using an innovative mobile health programme to assist in insulin dose adjustment.
BMJ Health Care Inform ; 26(1)2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31676495
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE:

Intensification of diabetes therapy with insulin is often delayed for people with suboptimal glycaemic control. This paper reports on the feasibility of using an innovative mobile health (mHealth) programme to assist a diabetes insulin dose adjustment (IDA) service.

METHODS:

Twenty adults with diabetes referred to a tertiary hospital IDA service were recruited. They were provided with a cloud-based mobile remote monitoring system-the mobile diabetes management system (MDMS). The credentialled diabetes educator (CDE) recorded the time taken to perform IDA utilising the MDMS versus the conventional method-which is a weekly adjustment of insulin doses by a CDE through telephone contact based on three or more daily blood glucose readings. Participants and staff completed a feedback questionnaire.

RESULTS:

The CDE spent 55% less time performing IDA using MDMS than using the conventional method. The participants were satisfied with MDMS use and the CDEs reported improved efficiency.

CONCLUSION:

Incorporating a mHealth programme for an IDA service has the potential to improve service delivery efficiencies while simultaneously improving the patient experience.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Austrália