Diabetes is on the increase, new cost effective ways to manage diabetes is required if the NHS is to cope. The use of information technology within healthcare is an under-utilised resource. Successful use of text messaging for health behaviour change has been demonstrated.  This project is a randomized control trial; set out to improve diabetic health through education to people with diabetes via text messages. The participants have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and are randomized into a control group: not receiving messages and an active group: receiving messages. The project is assessed by diabetic clinical parameters and a questionnaire to collect information on diabetic knowledge, readiness to change to healthier behaviour, lifestyle choices and satisfaction with the service. The project is currently underway and positive feedback received from participants compliment that extra-education is really valued, although questionnaire data as yet has shown no significant change.
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2014 - University of Nottingham Park campus, Nottingham, United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Apr 2014 → 15 Apr 2014
|Conference||British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2014|
|Abbreviated title||BCUR 14|
|Period||14/04/14 → 15/04/14|
Conway, N., Cathcart, J., Chisolm, S., & Wake, D. (2014). Diabtxt: SMS (text messaging) as an adjunct to group education sessions for patients with diabetes. Abstract from British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2014, Nottingham, United Kingdom. http://www.bcur.org/past-events/bcur-14-abstracts/