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TITLE:

OVERVIEW OF TELEMEDICINE ROLES IN IMPROVING DIABETIC PATIENTS CARE IN FAMILY MEDICINE

AUTHORS:

ABDULRAHMAN ALI H. ALLUQMANI, ABDULLAH ALI H. ALLUQMANI, WASAN USAMAH A. SHEHATAH, AHMAD USAMAH A. SHEHATAH, ABDULLAH HUSSAIN D. KOSHAK, OMAR HUSAM ALSHARABI, ABDELRAHMAN K. S. ALSHAER

ABSTRACT:

Diabetes affect a chronic disease which affect very big population and has very dangerous consequences. This makes patient often visit physician for monitoring and checking, however telemedicine can improve life and easily report the current health status. In this review we discuss where telemedicine used, in which field it can be used and also its efficiency. We conducted a comprehensive electronic database of biological and health sciences including MEDLINE (PubMed), Scopus, EMBASE, Embase, Ovid, Google Scholar, and Scientific Information Database (SID). The main keywords used in search for studies included in this review included: “Diabetes”, “primary care”, “telemedicine”, “family medicine”, and “management”. Diabetes Mellitus is just one of the persistent diseases which can impact mostly all age groups worldwide. Telemedicine approaches integrated with the usual treatment are associated with improved glycemic control in diabetic person individuals. Individuals surveyed reported seeing a physician and also going to the emergency room much less commonly. Patients also reported investing much less on traveling as well as handling their chronic problems more effectively with the help of telehealth.

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