Hemoglobin A, glycosylated

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Monthly Text Messages Increase Compliance With Recommended Blood Glucose Testing in Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees With Diabetes 11/21/08

A Medicaid managed care organization uses cell phone text messaging to remind members with type 2 diabetes to get regular blood glucose testing, leading to a significant increase in the percentage of members receiving tests on a regular basis.

Diabetes Educators Provide Counseling at Worksites, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge, Improved Outcomes, and Reduced Absenteeism 11/17/08

Diabetes educators come to office and factory worksites for scheduled one-on-one counseling sessions with employees, leading to better diabetes knowledge; improvements in blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight control; and reduced absenteeism.

Wireless Messaging System Has No Impact on Blood Glucose Levels, but Patients Believe It Improves Quality of Care 01/17/08

The University of Washington Physician's Network developed a wireless, pager-based messaging system to help diabetic patients better manage their condition. An evaluation of the initiative found that it had no impact on blood glucose levels, although blood pressure improved.

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