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In Southern California, diabetes plagues the Latino population. But due to language, culture, and other barriers, these patients may not manage their disease optimally. Elizabeth Burner, MD, MPH, a research fellow at Department of Emergency Medicine at LAC and USC, tested the use of a program that used mobile phones to text educational and motivational messages to diabetes patients to improve their understanding of the disease and encourage meaningful lifestyle changes. During the SC CTSI-supported study, researchers texted reminders about nutrition, medications, and exercise, prompting some participants to adopt healthier behaviors.
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