Teleconsultation in type 1 diabetes mellitus (TELEDIABE).
Setting: Italy, 2 diabe-tes cen-ters
Follow up: 12 monts.
Total: 77 (74
IG: 37 (35)
CG: 40 (39)
5-50 years old
– Booking of consultations
– Education and training
Intervention: Teleconsultation via web with a diabetologist every 4th month. Before consultation patients send glycemic profiles via email. During teleconsultations general condition is discussed, clinical data analyzed, evaluation of therapy, plan follow up. Teleeducational tools are available at a web project portal.
Duration: 12 months
Add on: –
– HbA1c →
-Chronic complications (freq) →
– Severe hypoglycemia (emergency room ↓
High on service, comfort, improvement of diabetes management. All participants interested to continue project.
Mean time saved: 115 ± 86min
Average cost reduction: 80 euro (range 10-400 euro)
Staff experiences: NA
– video equipment
– Web site
– Technical training
Health care utilization:
– Severe hypoglycemia (emergency room) ↓