Texting to help in reduction of type 2 diabetes
Texting To Help In Reduction Of Type 2 Diabetes. Texting Proves To Be A Boon For Diabetic Patients
Washington: A new research has revealed that texting can help in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
The research conducted by the NewUniversity of Michigan has found that the majority of people who had enrolled in customized texting service 'txt4health' for 14 weeks were more aware of their diabetes risk and more likely to make diet-related behavior changes and lose weight.
It was also found that the program worked fine for those 39 % of people who completed the 14 weeks duration.
78 % of the participants reported that after completing the program, they were more likely to replace sugary drinks with water, 74 % of them said that they have started eating a piece of fresh fruit instead of dessert, 76 % said that they substitute a small salad for chips or fries when dining out.
80 % of the respondents said that they have started buying healthier food when they go for grocery shopping, while 76 % said that they now eat more grilled, baked, or boiled foods instead of fried.
88 % of the people stated that that the text message service program made them aware of their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and the same percent said that they were more aware of their dietary and physical activity habit.