Learning Objective 1: Home telemonitoring with T2DM in our hospital can not be well accepted nowadays, which affected by a variety of factors.
Learning Objective 2: The younger, higher educated, in Endocrinology, higher blood glucose more willing to select home telemonitoring management mode.
Methods: 106 hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes are investigated face-to-face. Patients can chose one of the three management modes below freely: (1)‘outpatient followed up combined with home telemonitoring management’, (2)‘outpatient followed up combined with telephone follow-up management’, (3)‘outpatient followed up only’, after the researcher briefly introduce the treatment and complications of type 2 diabetes, the importance of self-management skills et al. Than the patients are asked to answer the reasons why or why not they chose home telemonitoring management mode.
Results: 22 (20.75%) of 106 patients select home telemonitoring management, 45 (42.45%) and 39 (36.79%) select telephone follow-up management and outpatient followed up. Different mode selection related with age, education level, wards, HbA1C and blood sugar values when their admission (P<0.05). The younger, higher educated, in Endocrinology, higher blood glucose (HbA1C and random blood sugar when their admission) are more willing to select home telemonitoring management mode.
Conclusion: Home telemonitoring with T2DM in our hospital can not be well accepted nowadays, which affected by a variety of factors. Therefore, the better way of traditional care with T2DM is combining home telemonitoring management with traditional healthcare management(telephone follow-up, out-patient followed up and so on) at present, and establish a management model suitable for individual patient.