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Telecare and Type 1 Diabetes


Jul 1, 2004

Why It’s Promising, But Still Not a Substitute for the Real Thing

One of the promises of technology is to be connected to other people without actual physical contact.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to just download our blood glucose readings over the Internet and receive great suggestions about what to do next?

Many of us have used phone, fax, and e-mail to stay connected between visits with the health care team, recognizing that face-to-face contact is time consuming and expensive.

In the future, we will likely move increasingly to electronic consultation with clinicians. However, there appears to be no substitute for having a real relationship with your clinician(s) and maintaining it through personal contact.

For those unable to get to a clinician, telecare may offer some support and assistance. However, as a diabetes clinician myself, there is no substitute for actually hearing, seeing and feeling what my patients are experiencing.

What could require more intimate detail than evaluating how life experiences affect blood glucose levels?


Categories: Blood Glucose, Diabetes, Diabetes, Professional Issues, Type 1 Issues



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