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:

RCT

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:

Website

– Data transfer

– Messaging

Intervention:

Intervention:

– Blood sugar monitoring through the internet.

– Visit 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

Duration: 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:

Investment:

Staff resources

– Development of webpage

– Education for medical team regarding how to use the system

Equipment

– bloodsugar

Running:

– Staff resources

Online communication/messaging with patients

Organization:

– Skilled IT professionals to operate system

Health care utilization:

NA

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“↑”: Statistically significant increase

“↓”: Statistically significant decrease

“→”: Statistically insignificant (no difference)