Is a Diabetes Interactive Diary more favourable than standard carbohydrate counting in terms of metabolic and weight control, quality of life, and treatment satisfaction?
From: Diabetes Care
- Rossi, M.C.E., Nicolucci, A., Di Bartolo, P., Bruttomesso, D., Girelli, A., Ampudia, F.J., Kerr, D., Ceriello, A., Mayor, C.D.L.Q., Pellegrini, F., Horwitz, D., Vespasiani, G., 2010. Diabetes Interactive Diary: A New Telemedicine System Enabling Flexible Diet and Insulin Therapy While Improving Quality of Life An Open-Label, International, Multicenter, Randomized Study. Dia Care 33, 109–115.
- 130 adults with type 1 diabetes.
- Adults with type 1 diabetes were randomly assigned to Diabetes Interactive Diary or standard education and followed for 6 months.
- A subgroup also completed the SF-36 Health Survey (SF-36) and World Health Organization-Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (WHO-DTSQ) at each visit.
- The Diabetes Interactive Diary is at least as effective as traditional carbohydrate counting education, allowing dietary freedom for a larger proportion of type 1 diabetic patients.
- The Diabetes Interactive Diary is safe, requires less time for education, and is associated with lower weight gain.
- The Diabetes Interactive Diary significantly improved treatment satisfaction and several quality-of-life dimensions.
- Yes (with confidence) – for lower weight gain, and improved treatment satisfaction and several quality-of-life dimensions.