The Impact of eHealth on Diabetes Patients

By | 2017-11-16T18:03:17+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Diabetes Management|

Of all the chronic health issues plaguing Americans, none is quite as demanding or as challenging to address as diabetes. For starters, diabetes is extremely difficult to diagnose compared to other diseases. As many of its initial effects on the body relay little to no visible signs, diabetes patients often go entirely undiagnosed for years. According to a study published [...]

Improvements in Chronic Disease Management Strategies

By | 2017-08-18T13:11:33+00:00 September 6th, 2017|CHF Management, Diabetes Management|

No matter their severity, all health conditions bring with them added stresses and concerns that can quickly exasperate a patient’s physical and mental state. These concerns can range from the uncertainty of a treatment plan, difficulty paying lofty medical bills, or time spent in and out of hospitals, doctors' offices, and other health facilities. With isolated illnesses and injuries, these [...]

Simplifying Diabetes Patient Management for Providers

By | 2017-08-18T12:05:45+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Diabetes Management|

The goal of any healthcare organization is to maintain and improve the well-being of its patients. This is done in a number of ways, from the implementation of evidence-based and best-practice patient care pathways to investments in the latest healthcare technologies, devices, and ancillary services. One such technology, and arguably one that is having the most-profound impact on the way [...]

Increasing Rates of Early Detection in Diabetes Patients

By | 2017-02-04T08:14:28+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Diabetes Management|

Regarding the most pervasive diseases affecting patients today, diabetes proves to be one of the most under-diagnosed and neglected. Of the estimated 29.1 million people living with diabetes in the United States alone, nearly 28% are undiagnosed. This accounts for more than eight million men, women, and children completely unaware of – and therefor further endangered by – their illness. [...]

Reducing Employee Absenteeism Through Diabetes Telehealth Programs

By | 2017-03-16T16:46:28+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Diabetes Management|

Diabetes is a crippling disease, targeting various organs and, if left untreated, resulting in blindness, heart failure, nerve damage, and impaired kidney function. The effects of diabetes on the human body can be absolute, causing severe illness, organ failure, and – a at a rate of nearly 75,000 cases per year in the United States alone – death. By closely [...]

Improvements in Diabetes Telehealth Programs

By | 2017-03-16T16:49:56+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Diabetes Management|

Since their inception, telehealth programs and services have made great advancements toward treating patients and streamlining communication between individuals and healthcare professionals. This is most evident through the improvements made in the treatment and monitoring of diabetes patients. Diabetes is a complex disease, often involving the analysis and treatment of several key data factors, including eyesight, kidney health, and blood [...]

Empowering the Diabetic Workforce

By | 2017-03-16T16:52:07+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Diabetes Management|

Diabetes is wreaking havoc with workforce productivity. More than a decade ago, two prominent and often-cited studies identified the severity of the problem, but not much has changed since then. The lost productivity and lost income identified in those studies 10 years ago continues to plague U.S. employers. Consider the findings from those two studies: A 2004 National Institutes of [...]

Strategies for Improving Diabetes Management

By | 2017-08-18T12:11:07+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Diabetes Management|

  Several years ago, the American Diabetes Association advanced three major strategies to successfully improve the quality of diabetes management. The first strategy focuses on changing the behavior of providers and care teams. The idea is that by implementing explicit goal setting with patients; identifying and addressing language, numeracy, or cultural barriers to care; and integrating evidence-based guidelines and clinical [...]

Telehealth Is Transforming Diabetes Management in the US

By | 2017-08-18T12:11:07+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Diabetes Management|

Diabetes has risen to near epidemic proportions in the US in recent years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, a dramatic increase in the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010. Additionally, around 1 in 4 adults in the US have diabetes, but don’t even [...]