The role of telemedicine in the management of the pregnancy complicated by diabetes

Curr Diab Rep. 2013 Feb;13(1):1-5. doi: 10.1007/s11892-012-0352-x.


The use of technology to deliver health care over a distance has drawn considerable attention and shown dramatic growth over the last decade because of the possibility it has to reduce cost and improve access to modern medical care. Diabetes in pregnancy, which requires tight glycemic control in order to reduce perinatal complications, is a prime telemedicine intervention target. A review of the literature suggests that telemedicine, although not perfect, can potentially play a role in reducing patient visits and could improve quality of life without jeopardizing the outcome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Diabetes, Gestational / economics
  • Diabetes, Gestational / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Telemedicine* / economics