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Self management of diabetes is possible

The prevalence of diabetes is rising all over the world. Currently more than 65 million people are living with diabetes in India and this number is expected to grow to 100 million by 2020. People with diabetes are hospitalized twice as often as those who do not have this disease, and they are likely to stay in the hospital 30% longer. The current diabetes service models of periodic patient visits to their health care providers do not lend itself to the regular, disciplined self-management and care required for successful treatment of diabetes.

A first-to-market service, the Diabetacare connected service bridges gaps in current diabetes management in a manner that is efficient, effective, affordable and available to patients round the clock. Diabetacare offers full set of comprehensive screening, consultations and monitoring at the centre. The 24×7 remote dCare monitoring enables disciplined self – management of diabetes with the help of a team of nutritionists, endocrinologists, diabetes educators and family members.

Diabetacare has fully owned hubs and several spokes in partnership with existing diabetes physicians. It augments their services by providing them with UK certified diabetes specialist nurses, foot care specialists, retinal screeners and nutritionists. With its unique clinical decision making, Diabetes Electronic Medical Record system (DxNET) along with Connected devices to monitor Blood Glucose and Blood Pressure (dCare Smart) and full clinic practice tool (Diabetasense) is capable of performing 50 plus diagnostic tests required for diabetes complications.

The writer is Dr Sanjiv Agarwal, Founder & Managing Director , Diabetacare.

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