Scientific program

EPP01  Poster Session
E-Posters With Paper Poster Board

05-Feb-2014 15:00 21:00
 
 
Abstract: 0046
LIVE BRIEF WEEKLY EDUCATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE VIA DTMS® AS A TOOL TO IMPROVE THE ACCEPTABILITY AND OUTCOME IN TYPE 2 DIABETES

Effective patient education strategies translate to better outcomes in diabetes care. In India, there exists no uniform or structured diabetes education program for patients with diabetes. We analyzed the acceptability and outcomes of a structured, customized, live, interactive, brief and frequent educational program via Diabetes Tele Management System (DTMS®) in our center. DTMS® involves a unique software & trained multidisciplinary diabetes team of physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, nurses, diabetes educators and psychologist communicating with patients through phone/email for slow, steady titration of drugs combined with frequent tele counselling precluding physical visits to the hospital. Each tele consultation offers an opportunity for education, interactive communication and troubleshooting. The contents of educational modules via telephone/internet are decided based on individual requirements addressing technique of glucose monitoring and injections, diet advises, type and duration of physical activity etc. A validated 5 item questionnaire addressing the key themes in diabetes care was administered to 9463 patients on DTMS® follow up and the acceptability and outcome measures were graded and compared at 3 months of first visit to the center and after 6 months via telephone when patients contacted the DTMS® team for routine follow up. The positive responses are as follows (Fig.) Diabetes education utilizing tele medicine technology and communication devices are easy to deliver, customize, is patient friendly and cost effective resulting in better outcomes. Individualized education and trouble shooting in management of diabetes, at specified frequent intervals via DTMS® is highly acceptable with profound benefits in achieving targets overcoming usual treatment barriers.
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Co-authors
J. Kesavadev1, A. Shankar1, G. Sanal1, J. Lally1, G. Krishnan1, S. Jothydev1.
1Diabetes, Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centre, Thiruvanathapuram, India.