Doctors use text messages to communicate with diabetes patients

As this blog has previously mentioned, a number of medical professionals are using text message alerts to communicate with patients and remind them to take their medication. This type of service is especially useful for those with diabetes, due to their strict medication schedules and regimens. 

According to an article from the local Chicago CBS affiliate, doctors at the University of Chicago Medical Center are texting diabetes patients to keep them on track and remind them to take their medicine. Dr. Shantanu Nundy told the news source that his work doesn't stop there however, and that he is using texting to communicate all kinds of valuable information with his patients.

"Some of them are simple reminders, like 'It's 8 o'clock, time to take your medication,'" Nundy said. "Other ones are sort of weekly messages about, 'Here are the types of foods to eat, or not to eat,' and then some of them are questions."

Texting is a valuable communication method because it can reach a large group of people in such a short amount of time. Texts don't have to be long to relay crucial information, so recipients can read them, process what they are being told and go about their day, all in a matter of seconds.

Those tasked with servicing large groups of people such as doctors and social workers typically share the same problem – they only have so many hours in the day to help everyone. Using SMS services to communicate with a large group at once can go a long way in mitigating those challenges.

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