Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine have discovered that a virtual diabetes care community delivers comparable improvements to face-to-face care.

Milagros Rosal, professor of medicine at UMass Medical School, and John Wiecha, M.D., assistant dean for academic affairs at Boston University School of Medicine, found that it is feasible to deliver a group diabetes self-management intervention to African-American women with uncontrolled diabetes via an online virtual community. The study was published online by JMIR Research Protocols.

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