Mobile education program raises awareness about diabetes risks.
POSTED: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 12:09pm
Doctors may be able to reduce their patients risk for Type II diabetes through text messages.
Nearly 2,000 people were enrolled in a pilot program in Detroit and Cincinnati called TXT-4-Health.
It's a free mobile education program designed to encourage healthy lifestyle choices and raise awareness about Type II diabetes risks.
Texting wasn't for everyone, only 39 percent completed the program that lasted three and a half months.
But for those folks, the vast majority said they were more likely to drink water instead of sugary drinks, have fruit instead of dessert and buy healthier foods and the grocery store.