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VALLES ORTIZ, Patricia M.; MIRANDA FELIX, Patricia  and  GARCIA SOSA, Elia S.. Text messaging interventions to glycemic control in type 2 diabetes adults: systematic review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.37, pp.435-444. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness interventions that have used text messaging in the reduction of glycosylated hemoglobin levels in type 2 diabetes patients. Methods: a systematic review of articles published in the MEDLINE database, Elsevier, Springer, DARE, CINAHL, Scopus, and Open Access, eight interventions studies that met the inclusion criteria, were identified. Results: Intervention using short message services of cellular phones improved HbA1c levels and improved the metabolic control in T2D adults. Conclusions: The use of text messaging in the management of T2D, is presented as a suitable, practical, and well accepted technology, it has strong potential for providing effective, ongoing support in the future. However the research studies, showed that the evidence is not yet conclusive to the improvement in glycemic control.

Keywords : type 2 diabetes; glycosylated hemoglobin; text messaging; mobile phone.

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