chapter  9
Telemedicine: A Way to Improve Glycemic Control among Elderly Diabetics
BySHEILA BLACK
Pages 12

CONTENTS 9.1 Introduction ......................................................................................162 9.2 Technological Reminders and Sensors ..............................................163 9.3 Cognitive Orthotics ..........................................................................164 9.4 Virtual Medical Offi ces .....................................................................167 References ................................................................................................171

Th is contribution discusses the effi cacy of telemedicine for elderly diabetics. Th e bulk of the evidence indicates that telemedicine is eff ective in improving glycemic control among older diabetics and in reducing the medical complications associated with diabetes. Furthermore, most studies indicate that older diabetics report high satisfaction with various aspects of telemedicine.