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Telehealth Programs Can Help for Rural Americans Manage Diabetes

New research shows that a six-month telehealth program for diabetic veterans in rural areas led to a significant drop in blood sugar levels. Researchers worked with the VA to develop a telehealth intervention. Every two weeks, participants uploaded data from their blood sugar meters or other  devices. Patients were then provided support and education over the phone to help them better manage their diabetes. The study included 125 people with type 2 diabetes. Most participants were white males. The study began in 2017, before the pandemic.

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