International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Published by: Kowsar

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Internet Therapeutic Intervention on Patients With Diabetes

Lan Deng 1 , Adam S. White 2 , 3 , Monika Pawlowska 3 , Betty Pottinger 4 , Jessica Aydin 4 , Nelson Chow 5 and Hugh D. Tildesley 2 , 3 , *
Authors Information
1 Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2 Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, St Paul’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
3 Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
4 Endocrine Research Society, Vancouver, Canada
5 Department of Biochemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Article information
  • International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: April 01, 2015, 13 (2); e22803
  • Published Online: April 30, 2015
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: August 21, 2014
  • Revised: December 11, 2014
  • Accepted: January 26, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijem.22803

To Cite: Deng L, White A S, Pawlowska M, Pottinger B, Aydin J, et al. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Internet Therapeutic Intervention on Patients With Diabetes, Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2015 ; 13(2):e22803. doi: 10.5812/ijem.22803.

Copyright © 2015, Research Institute For Endocrine Sciences and Iran Endocrine Society. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
  • 1. American Diabetes A. Standards of medical care in diabetes--2014. Diabetes Care. 2014; 37 Suppl 1-80[DOI][PubMed]
  • 2. Clar C, Barnard K, Cummins E, Royle P, Waugh N, Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment G. Self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes: systematic review. Health Technol Assess. 2010; 14(12): 1-140[DOI][PubMed]
  • 3. The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Research Group. N Engl J Med. 1993; 329(14): 977-86[DOI][PubMed]
  • 4. Intensive blood-glucose control with sulphonylureas or insulin compared with conventional treatment and risk of complications in patients with type 2 diabetes (UKPDS 33). UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) Group. Lancet. 1998; 352(9131): 837-53[PubMed]
  • 5. Hirsch IB, Bode BW, Childs BP, Close KL, Fisher WA, Gavin JR, et al. Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) in insulin- and non-insulin-using adults with diabetes: consensus recommendations for improving SMBG accuracy, utilization, and research. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2008; 10(6): 419-39[DOI][PubMed]
  • 6. Klonoff DC, Bergenstal R, Blonde L, Boren SA, Church TS, Gaffaney J, et al. Consensus report of the coalition for clinical research-self-monitoring of blood glucose. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2008; 2(6): 1030-53[PubMed]
  • 7. Tildesley HD, Conway ME, Ross SA, Lee AM, Chan JH, Mazanderani AB, et al. Review of the effect of internet therapeutic intervention in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2014; 37(2)-2[DOI][PubMed]
  • 8. Tildesley HD, Mazanderani AB, Ross SA. Effect of Internet therapeutic intervention on A1C levels in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin. Diabetes Care. 2010; 33(8): 1738-40[DOI][PubMed]
  • 9. Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert C, Jones H, Berard LD, MacNeill G, Whitham D, Yu C. Self-management education. Can J Diabetes. 2013; 37 Suppl 1-30[DOI][PubMed]
  • 10. Biermann E, Dietrich W, Rihl J, Standl E. Are there time and cost savings by using telemanagement for patients on intensified insulin therapy? A randomised, controlled trial. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2002; 69(2): 137-46[PubMed]
  • 11. Jansa M, Vidal M, Viaplana J, Levy I, Conget I, Gomis R, et al. Telecare in a structured therapeutic education programme addressed to patients with type 1 diabetes and poor metabolic control. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2006; 74(1): 26-32[DOI][PubMed]
  • 12. Tildesley HD, Mazanderani AB, Chan JHM, Ross SA. Efficacy of A1C Reduction Using Internet Intervention in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Treated with Insulin. Can J Diabetes. 2011; 35(3): 250-3[DOI]
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments