Foundation gets $1.2M for diabetes research

A $1.2 million federal grant to research the effects of managing diabetes online has been given to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and its Research Institute, according to the medical center.

The study will examine the impact of providing online disease management to 400 patients who will be split into experimental and control groups, said Dr. Paul Tang, the study's principal investigator.

“Traditionally, patients receive advice and instructions from their health care team,” Tang said.

In the study, patients will be provided with online access to their health data, health information resources for their individual care plan, self-management tools and a care manager to help them manage their diabetes, according to the medical center.

Tang said he believes “empowering patients to be fully informed members of their health care team will transform health care.”

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