Study supports text-based initiative for diabetes awareness, weight control

12/26/2013 | Nurse.com

Eighty-eight percent of 160 survey respondents who were enrolled in the customized texting service txt4health said the initiative made them more aware of their type 2 diabetes risk, while 89% reported being more conscious of their diet and exercise habits, a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research indicated. Researchers also found that 78% of patients said they were more likely to substitute water for sugar-laden drinks, while 80% were more likely to buy healthier items when shopping and 76% were more inclined to eat grilled, baked and broiled foods rather than fried items.

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