Computer-based patient monitoring systems. Use in research and clinical practice

P. Zimmet, A. Lang, R. S. Mazze, R. Endersbee

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The use of new technologies, such as computers, in the management of diabetes has changed dramatically over the past decade. The development of the memory-based reflectance meter, telephone modems for the transmission of self-monitored blood glucose, and computer programs to aggregate and analyze data have significantly altered approaches to diabetes care. The clinical application of these systems is just now being evaluated. Initial data suggest that these systems enhance treatment, improve patient performance, assist in collection and representation of accurate and reliable data, and may be associated with improved metabolic control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetes Care
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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