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Telemedicine: Study shows advantages of telemedicine

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Wether to bridge long distance between patient and healthcare team, for close check-up during pregnancy or new employment: the use of telemedicine can also be very helpful in diabetes therype.

The TELEDIAB study of University of Munich (diabetes centre, telemedicine, Munich- Schwabing) was substantially based on DIABASS and came to the following results.

The usage of telemedicine...

  • helped to reduce driving costs and loss of working hours in average of 650 euro per patient.
  • may significantly help to drecrease the time of hospitalization
  • may improve individual satisfaction óf patients with the doctor
  • encourages majority of patients to use telemedicine again in case of any renewed metabolic problem
  • shows an significant and effective decrease of HbA1c level in comparison to control group

Further infos: www.lrz-muenchen.de/~telediabetes/ergebnis.htm