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SMS4Bg: T2 Diabetes

NIHI program to improve self-management for people living with Type 2 Diabetes


SMS4Bg is a program developed by NIHI to help people living with Type II Diabetes better self-manage. Published in the BMJ in 2018, it is proven program for improving self management in Type II Diabetes. 

The program uses tailored messaging to engage people in healthy behaviour change. It was tailored to be culturally appropriate for NZ ethnic groups, including Maori, Pacific and NZ European.


The program showed a significant improvement in glycaemic control (HbA1c).

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