(HealthDay)—Among patients with type 1 diabetes and suboptimal glycemic control, replacement of an intermediate face-to-face visit with a telemedicine session did not affect outcomes, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Diabetes Care.
Maria S. Ruiz de Adana, M.D., Ph.D., from the Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga in Spain, and colleagues randomly assigned 379 patients with type 1 diabetes and suboptimal metabolic control (glycated hemoglobin [HbA1c]
The researchers found that at month 6, the mean change in HbA1c levels was −0.04 in the control group and 0.01 in the intervention group. In the two groups, the number of patients who achieved HbA1c
“The study allows us to prove the advantages of this innovative care option in the usual follow-up of this specific profile of people with type 1 diabetes and shows that telemedicine may improve patient access to health care and diabetes management in some geographic areas,” the authors write.
The study was funded by Sanofi.
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