alexa Impact Of Mobile Phone Short Text Messages On Glycemic Control In Type 2 Diabetes
ISSN: 2155-6156

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism
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5th World Congress on Diabetes & Metabolism
November 03-05, 2014 Embassy Suites Las Vegas, USA

Bassam Bin-Abbas
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Diabetes Metab
DOI: 10.4172/2155-6156.S1.026
Introduction: We conducted a feasibility study to evaluate the impact of mobile phone short message service (SMS) on glycemic control in type 2 diabetics. Methods: One hundred patients (41 years + 9.5) were selected at the Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and provided with daily educational, reminding SMS messages for 4 months. Hemoglobin A1C level (HbA1C), frequency of hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic attacks, and compliance with blood glucose monitoring were recorded before and after the trial. Results: Fasting blood glucose level improved from 155mg/dl + 57 to 140mg/dl + 56, post prandial blood glucose level improved from 198mg/dl + 73 to 192 mg/dl + 58 and HbA1C decreased from 9.9% + 1.8 to 9.5% + 1.7, In addition to significant improvement in patients? knowledge. Conclusion: The study concluded that mobile phone text messaging increased the adherence to diabetes therapy and improved the clinical outcome in patients with type 2 diabetes.
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