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Table 1 Participants’ demographics and time spent on current management of diabetes

From: Service evaluation of diabetes management during pregnancy in a regional maternity hospital: potential scope for increased self-management and remote patient monitoring through mHealth solutions

  (%) Responses (n)
Age
 15–20 0 0
 20–25 11.1 7
 25–30 25.4 16
 30–35 44.4 28
 35–40 14.3 9
 40–45 4.8 3
The number of children
 None 34.9 22
 1 30.2 19
 2 or more 34.9 22
Education level
 None 0 0
 GCSE (school exit level)s 22.2 14
 A levels/AS level (further education) 22.2 14
 Diploma 25.4 16
 Degree 30.2 19
 PhD 0 0
Type of diabetes
 Type 1 diabetes 22.2 14
 Type 2 diabetes 3.2 2
 Gestational Diabetes 68.2 43
 Other 1.6 1
 Not sure 4.8 3
Mode of transport to the diabetes pregnancy clinic
 Car 90.5 57
 Bus 4.8 3
 Train 1.6 1
 Walk 0 0
 Other 3.2 2
Length of time it takes to reach the clinic
Less than 15 min 22.2 14
15–30 min 33.3 21
30–60 min 39.7 25
More than 60 min 4.8 3
Average waiting time in the clinic before first seeing any of the maternity or diabetes team
 Less than 15 min 11.1 7
 15–30 min 49.2 31
 30–60 min 25.4 16
 More than 60 min 14.3 9
Average time spent in the clinic
 Less than 30 min 3.3 2
 30 min −1 h 4.9 3
 1–2 h 27.9 17
 2–3 h 50.8 31
 Greater than 3 h 13.1 8
Time typically spent on capturing each blood glucose measurement using the current paper based method every day   
 Less than 10 min 71.2 42
 10–20 min 22 13
 20–30 min 0 0
 More than 30 min 6.8 4
Frequency of recording data in blood sugar monitoring diary
 Each time you monitor a blood sugar level 59.3 35
 At the end of the day 28.8 17
 At weekends 1.7 1
 At the end of the week 11.9 7
 Prior to clinic 6.8 4