Diabetes

Self-management of chronic disease

Remote diabetes care

Diabetes management has become a well suited use case for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) because of its heavy reliance on self-management and use of home medical devices.

For many patients – regardless of disease or condition – it is not a given that they are in regular contat with a medical specialist. Doctors are a in shortage all over the world, and highly specialised medical professionals even more so. Diabetics need to be in regular contact with professionals, who can provide the necessary care. RPM can bridge this gap and provide patients with close and qualified monitoring.

Our RPM solution Levvel.connect enables continuous glucose monitoring for people with type 1 diabetes, and can connect with devices such as CGM systems, insulin pumps, and Bluetooth glucose meters.

With the push of a button in the patient app, data from the patients’ medical devices are uploaded to the cloud, where clinicians can review them.

No waiting time, no travel hassle or needing to take time off from work.
And the endocrinologists do not have to be concerned about patient no-shows. Instead, they will be given a comprehensive insight in patient data in a structured and prioritized overview.

RPM is equally relevant whether the patient’s diabetes is well-controlled or not.
If a patient’s diabetes is well-controlled, they might be able to skip an in-clinic visit and rest assured that they are being cared for, as their doctor follows their sugars and symptoms continously.
If a patient’s diabetes is not well-controlled, RPM reveals fluctuations in their symptoms between in-clinic visits. The patients don’t have to remember their data; the data have already been submitted and evaluated. Most importantly, the endocrinologists caring for the diabetic can react as soon as a change in the patient’s conditions is registered. Neither the doctors nor the patients have to wait for an in-clinic visit before an intervention is spotted and can be acted upon.

In addition to actively aiding the treatment of diabetics, the patients have a secondary gain from remote patient monitoring. They too get a comprehensive insight in their health, which is proven to result in better adherence and thereby better health outcomes.


See the research

Benefits for healthcare providers

  • Track fluctuations between in-clinic consultations
  • Real-time data qualifying measurements of vitals
  • Support your patients’ adherence to treatment
  • Enhance healthcare team workflow

Benefits for patients

  • Support to an active life as wellbeing is monitored daily
  • Increased patient engagement through involvement and health history
  • Fewer and shorter hospital stays due to early intervention
  • Less travel and days off work

Research

Top 10 Tips for Successfully Implementing a Diabetes Telehealth Program

Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Dec 2020

Looking to the future, perhaps the most transformative opportunity for telehealth lies with a population-based, panel management approach to care. In this scenario, telehealth would become the primary modality of care with in-person care reserved for less common circumstances. A provider might start each day with an electronic dashboard populated in real time by patients’ most recent laboratory results, CGM data, insulin delivery data, and other patient-reported outcomes captured on a patient’s mobile device such as mood or diabetes distress.

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Automated integration of continuous glucose monitor data in the electronic health record using consumer technology

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, May 2016

This brief report demonstrates that it is feasible to utilize available consumer technology to integrate home glucose data in the EHR and enhance healthcare team workflow. Implementation on a larger scale of providers and patients is necessary to demonstrate impact on diabetes outcome measures.

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Evaluation of the clinical outcomes of telehealth for managing diabetes

Medicine (Baltimore), Oct 2018

The results of this meta-analysis indicated that compared with usual care, telehealth had a positive effect on glycemic and blood pressure control, while no significant difference was found in the control of BMI. For total cholesterol and quality of life, telehealth was similar or superior to usual care.

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Assessment of remote patient monitoring systems for patients with type 2 diabetes

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, Jun 2020

The assessment shows evidence that telehealth is effective in controlling HbA1c levels  in people living with type 2 diabetes.

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