[Use Case] DiabeTIC, telemedicine for patients with diabetes
Diabetes, a chronic condition that is constantly on the increase, is described by some specialists as “the silent epidemic of the 21st century”.
In France, more than 3.5 million people, 3.8% of the population, have diabetes. In Spain, 13.7% of the population over 18 years old suffers from diabetes.
This telemedicine platform, equipped with intelligent devices and integrated services, uses two-way communication between patients and healthcare professionals to treat and monitor patients with diabetes.
The patient uses a blood glucose meter connected to their iPhone or PC to measure their sugar levels and transmit the results to the medical personnel who interact with them in turn. The DiabeTIC platform also gives the patient access to a range of services, such as diet and physical exercise plans, questionnaires and a library of resources. This helps them to expand their knowledge of their condition and learn to manage it more effectively.
For the patient, DiabeTIC is a simple, intuitive tool that they can use with total freedom wherever they are (on the move, on holiday etc).
For patients, DiabeTIC offers the security of regular, personalised and local monitoring, thanks to regular communication with medical personnel. By being more involved with managing their condition, the patient gains independence and, consequently, a better quality of life.
For healthcare professionals and stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem, the benefits can be summed up in three words: reliability, efficiency and proximity.
- RELIABILITY of an overall solution that heralds a new model of healthcare provision at a time when sustaining national healthcare systems is a constant challenge for public authorities
- EFFICIENCY in organising work, with a reduction in the number of hospital visits and in consultation times
- PROXIMITY to the patient, thanks to the two-way communication system and improved monitoring of prescriptions.