Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is associated to important micro and macro vascular complications. A good metabolic control can reduce the risk of complications. Aim of the study was to evaluate the metabolic control in adolescent diabetic patients using an educational system with graphic visualisation of capillary glycaemia. 40 (22 males, 18 females) insulin-dependent diabetic patients (age: 16.9 ± 3.5 yrs; duration of diabetes: 6.7 ± 4.6 yrs) were divided in two groups matched for age, sex, duration of diabetes and metabolic control. Patients of group 1 used One Touch II Video for three months. One Touch II Video is an educational program for diabetes mellitus linked to a meter for glycaemia assessment. Patients of group 2 were used as control group. All data were expressed as a mean ± SD and were analysed by parametric t-Student test. In group 1 HbA(1c) at the end of the study was significantly reduced compared to the initial value: 8.58 ± 1.65% vs 7.9 ± 1.0% (p <0.05). In group 2 HbA(1c) at end of the study was no different from the initial value. At short term One Touch II Video could be a useful instrument to improve metabolic control in insulin-dependent diabetic adolescents.
|Translated title of the contribution||Metabolic control in insulin dependent diabetic adolescent during a trial by computerised graphic meter for glycaemia assessment|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health