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Roche introduces a remote patient monitoring solution for diabetes

By Editor
22nd September 2020
Coronavirus, Technology Type 1 diabetes

A remote patient monitoring solution that enables healthcare professionals to monitor people with diabetes outside of conventional care settings has been launched.

The Roche device has been developed to help people with diabetes who require more regular interaction with their doctor in a bid to help self-manage their condition.

Furthermore, it can support people with diabetes who are at high risk of incurring disease complications.

It is becoming more important than ever for people with diabetes to be supported in their self-management and connected to their care team Marcel Gmuender, Head of Roche Diabetes Care

The pioneering technology solution has been unveiled at the 56th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

The company said the approach represents a “milestone” towards Roche’s vision of “integrated Personalised Diabetes Management (iPDM) by providing healthcare professionals with a more comprehensive picture in-between doctor’s visits”.

‘Powerful tool’

Marcel Gmuender, Head of Roche Diabetes Care, said: “Monitoring people with diabetes outside of conventional care settings can be part of the solution to this challenge. Diabetes is well-suited to remote care, and our goal is to seamlessly connect healthcare professionals and people with diabetes.

“Lately, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that there is a growing need for telehealth. It is becoming more important than ever for people with diabetes to be supported in their self-management and connected to their care team.

“The Remote Patient Monitoring solution of the RocheDiabetes Care Platform is a powerful tool to provide adequate coverage to people with diabetes and ease the burden on healthcare teams.”

The Remote Patient Monitoring solution is a new element of the RocheDiabetes Care Platform using its pattern detection feature, along with data integrated from diabetes management solutions like the mySugr app and devices such as blood glucose meters or insulin pumps.

Healthcare professionals are able to enrol their patients into the Remote Patient Monitoring programme and personalise the solution for all their needs, such as programme length, frequency of data upload, hyperglycaemia trends or standard deviation.

Based on the person’s shared data, as well as the predefined rules and patterns, the care team receives alerts on any irregularities to their diabetes that they may incur.

The care team is able to monitor the persons’ health and record observations or directly communicate therapy adjustments with them via a secure and private messaging service.

This enables the healthcare professional to provide care when and where it is needed, thus to take a more efficient and personalised approach to diabetes care.

For the participants, they have the option to request support or share additional information. Alerts remind them of their treatment plans and it supports them through their daily therapy management.

By building a bridge between the doctor’s office and people with diabetes going about their everyday lives, the solution enables a continued relationship between healthcare professionals and people with diabetes.

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