Evid Based Nurs 9:21 doi:10.1136/ebn.9.1.21
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Web based care management improved glucose control in patients with poorly controlled diabetes

 Q Does web based care management improve glucose and blood pressure control, compared with usual care, in patients with poorly controlled diabetes?



randomised controlled trial.





GraphicFollow up period:

3, 6, 9, and 12 months.


Department of Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


104 English speaking patients >18 years of age (mean age 63 y, 99% men) who had poorly controlled diabetes (HbA1c concentration ⩾9.0%), were willing to use a computer and glucose and blood pressure monitoring devices, had access to a telephone, and had a primary care provider associated with the hospital. 49% of patients were using insulin. 71% had not previously used the internet.


all patients attended a half day educational session on diabetes self management. 52 patients were allocated to usual care plus web based care management. They were given a notebook computer with free internet access and computer training …

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