J Med Internet Res 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.
Diabetes Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, AU.
Background: Clinic attendance, metabolic control, engagement in self-management and psychological health are suboptimal in young-onset (<40 years) type 2 diabetes.
Objective: We examined the effectiveness of an enhanced SMS-based support and reminder program in improving clinic attendance, metabolic control, engagement in self-management and psychological health in young-onset type 2 diabetes.
Methods: A twelve-month, parallel-arm, randomized controlled trial comparing an enhanced, semi-personalized SMS-based intervention (incorporating one to eight, supportive and/or informative text messages/month) against standard care was conducted in a specialist, young adult type 2 diabetes clinic. Read More