Feasibility of the SMART project: A text message program for adolescents with type 1 diabetes

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Journal Article

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Diabetes Spectrum


Volume 27, Issue 4

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This study investigated response rates to the Self-Management and Research Technology Project, a 6-week text message program for adolescents with type 1 diabetes designed to provide diabetes self-management reminders and education. The rate of response to texts was high, with 78% of texts responded to during the 6-week period. Girls and participants who self-reported sending a large number of personal daily texts had higher response rates; other demographic and medical variables were unrelated to text response rates. Inclusion of mobile health technologies such as text messages in clinical care may be a unique, relevant method of intervention for youths with type 1 diabetes, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or glycemic control.


Reproduced with permission of American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Spectrum.

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