With the increasing problem of access to health care, telehealth is an evidence-based service that uses a variety of technologies to provide quality healthcare. The use of telehealth services improves self-efficacy, self-management, and glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus after adults receive Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES). Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. If not self-managed, adults with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of complications, which can be serious, costly and deadly. This integrative review provides an appraisal of the evidence published regarding the use of telehealth for the management of adults with type 2 diabetes. The results of these studies showed improvement in glycemic control after receiving telehealth services for the self-management of type 2 diabetes. The literature suggests that telehealth interventions are effective in helping to manage type 2 diabetes glycemic control, and to provide adults with type 2 diabetes with the knowledge and skills to better self-manage their type 2 diabetes. The mismanagement of type 2 diabetes contributes to uncontrolled glycemic levels that can lead to other disease-related complications, such as microvascular and macrovascular disease.
Allen, Monica, "Telehealth and Diabetes Self- Management Education and Support for Improving Health Outcomes in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: An Integrative Review" (2018). Graduate Student Projects and Scholarship. 19.