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Self-Management of Diabetes Mellitus with Remote Monitoring: A Retrospective Review of 214 Cases

Hayat Mushcab, William George Kernohan, Jonathan Wallace, Roy Harper and Suzanne Martin
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Hayat Mushcab: Ulster University, Newtownabbey, UK
William George Kernohan: Ulster University, Newtownabbey, UK
Jonathan Wallace: Ulster University, Newtownabbey, UK
Roy Harper: Ulster Hospital, Belfast, UK
Suzanne Martin: Ulster University, Newtownabbey, UK

International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC), 2017, vol. 8, issue 1, 52-61

Abstract: Purpose: The efficacy of one remote monitoring system was reviewed in order to explore if optimal self-management of diabetes was achieved. Methods: Medical records of 214 patients with diabetes were reviewed from seven diabetes clinics within a single Health & Social Care trust using a remote monitoring solution to help patients self-manage their condition. Data on HbA1c, blood glucose, blood pressure and body mass index were obtained from the patient's medical record, before and after using the remote monitoring solution. Results: The average age of users was 61 years: 60% of the sample were male. The average time living with diabetes was 14 years; the mean duration with remote telemonitoring was 147 days. A greater reduction in HbA1c was seen with female users compared to males 2.37% and 0.87%, respectively. Conclusion: Remote telemonitoring provided the opportunity to collect comprehensive data, allowing patients to be maintained at home, while showing significant improvement in their HbA1c and better overall management of their diabetes

Date: 2017
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