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Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2010 Feb;87(2):e15-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2009.12.002. Epub 2009 Dec 30.

A Telemedicine system based on Internet and short message service as a new approach in the follow-up of patients with gestational diabetes.

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Endocrinology and Nutrition Department, San Carlos University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. nataliaferre79@gmail.com

Abstract

To evaluate the feasibility of a Telemedicine system based on Internet and short message service in the follow-up of patients with gestational diabetes. Compared to control group, Telemedicine group reduced 62% the number of unscheduled face-to-face visits, and 82.7% in the subgroup of insulin-treated patients, improving patient satisfaction, and achieving similar pregnancy and new born outcomes.

PMID:
20044162
DOI:
10.1016/j.diabres.2009.12.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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