Randomized, Open-Label, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Effect of Internet-Based Glucose Management System on Subjects with Diabetes in China.

Source: Kim, H. S., et al. 2016 - Pubmed ID: 26938489

Setting: China, Hospital

Study design:



Follow up: 6 months

Patient group:

Sample size:

Total: 220 (182)

IG: 110 (92)

CG: 110 (90)


Inclusion criteria:

  • Diagnosed with diabetes for over 1 year
  • HbA1c levels of 7.0–10.0%
Type of technology:


  • Data transfer
  • Messaging

Intervention: Blood sugar monitoring through the internet and visits on hospital every 3 months. Changes in blood sugar levels visible, and possible to receive messages on computer. First 3 months, the nurses provided recommendations regarding blood sugar control on a weekly basis, and then biweekly recommendations were provided for the remaining 3 months

6 months
Add on: NA


Control group: Conventional treatment

Clinical effect/ Patient safety:

Clinical effect:

  • HbA1c →
  • Weight →
  • BMI →


Patient safety: NA

Patient experiences/ Staff experiences:

Patient experiences:  NA

Staff experiences: NA

Costs and organization:


Staff resources

  • Development of webpage
  • Education for medical team regarding how to use the system


  • Bloodsugar


Staff resources

  • Online communication/messaging with patients


  • Skilled IT professionals to operate system

Health care utilization:

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“↑”: Statistically significant increase

“↓”: Statistically significant decrease

“→”: Statistically insignificant (no difference)