Table 1—

Baseline characteristics of study subjects

Web-based care managementEducation and usual care
n5252
Age (years)64 ± 763 ± 7
Sex (% male)99100
BMI (kg/m2)32.3 ± 5.634.1 ± 7.0
Education (%)
    College or above5967
    High school graduate2219
    Some high school126
    Below high school62
Prior Internet access (%)3127
Duration of diabetes (years)12.412.2
Diabetes medication
    Oral medication only27 (52)26 (50)
    Insulin25 (48)26 (50)
Mean A1C (%)10.0 ± 0.89.9 ± 0.8
Blood pressure (mmHg)
    Systolic141 ± 21139 ± 20
    Diastolic81 ± 780 ± 7
Lipids (mg/dl)
    LDL cholesterol100 ± 3597 ± 21
    HDL cholesterol43 ± 1440 ± 8
    Triglycerides178 ± 112204 ± 140
  • Data are means ± SD or n (%), unless otherwise noted.