Results from the treatment group are in from the State of Texas sponsored Adult Type 2 Diabetes Pilot. The focus of this study was to recruit and engage with patients throughout Texas 100% from home. No office visits at all. The treatment group from this randomized controlled study experienced a -1.6 reduction in A1c vs baseline over the course of a 7 month study. The control group is expected to complete in March 2011 and results will be reported this summer in a peer reviewed journal.

As in our other studies the focus has been to find and test cost effective ways of making pattern management so easy that it can be a frequent part of diabetes self-care and that anyone can do it regardless of technology or Internet access. More info will be available via in the next couple of weeks and you can look up my studies by my name as I am the PI.

In other words, better results are the result of the patient and their lay team thinking about cause and effect and not so much about the hottest new technology or pill.

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More proof this time published in Diabetes Care:

At this site there are links to two studies in Diabetes Care: ADMS and CGM(S).

The ADMS study provides evidence that those who practice pattern management at least weekly have better outcomes vs. people who don't. The technology makes this easy to do. Regardless, pattern management is the key not the constant search for the next big thing (ie - CGM) in this pre-teen segment at least.

Similar results have also been found for adults with type 2 diabetes in other studies.




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