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2014-06-15 06:15:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute have devised a new text message program which they claim could help patients control their diabetes by sending them information about proper nutritional habits, the benefits of physical activities and reminders to check blood sugar on a regular basis. The program is part of the Dulce Digital study, and initial results suggest a text message-based self-management intervention...


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