Long-term effect of the internet-based glucose monitoring system on HbA1c reduction and glucose stability: A 30-month follow-up study for diabetes management with a ubiquitous medical care system

Author: Cho, J. H. Country/countries: N/A Number of patients participating in the study: 80 This study was focused on patients living with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Intervention analysed in the study: Usual Care Intervention components: UC
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Setting of implementation: Home-care, Hospital care (hospitalized) Professionals delivering the intervention: Endocrinologists Targeted self-management behaviours: Eating behaviours, Physical activity /exercise, Self-monitoring
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring techniques delivered in groups Intervention components: E+MT+G
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Setting of implementation: Home-care, Outpatient care (hospital) Professionals delivering the intervention: Dietician/nutritionist, Endocrinologists, Nurses Targeted self-management behaviours: Device management, Eating behaviours, Medication use and adherence, Physical activity /exercise, Self-monitoring

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
HbA1C Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) N/A
Lipid profile Total cholesterol N/A
Lipid profile Triglycerides N/A
Lipid profile HDL-Cholesterol (mmol) N/A

Patient characteristics

Age: 52.95 years (+/- a standard deviation of 8.85) Gender: N/A Time since diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: N/A Severity of the disease: 7.6 (+/- a standard deviation of 1.4) Multi-morbidity: N/A
  • Number of co-morbidities: N/A

Level of health literacy: N/A
  • Tool: N/A

Socio-economic characteristics: N/A

Risk of Bias of this study

Outcome Random sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding performance Blinding detection objective outcomes assessment Attrition incomplete outcome Incorrect statistical methods Recruitment bias Selective outcome reporting
HbA1C - Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
Lipid profile - Triglycerides
Lipid profile - HDL-Cholesterol (mmol)
Lipid profile - Total cholesterol