Diabetes is currently one of the most expensive chronic diseases. In 2014, almost 2 billion euros were spent on treatment costs in Austria. Avoiding overweight and smoking as well as regular exercise are essential preventive measures. In this way, consequential damage such as cardiovascular diseases or diseases of the eyes or kidneys can be delayed or prevented. telbiomed creates a basis for perfect interaction between doctor and patient.
Because of the high risk of serious secondary diseases in diabetes, it is more important than in almost any other chronic disease that the patient is well adjusted. Ongoing monitoring by the responsible physician and the patient’s adherence to therapy help to minimize the risk. For example, lifestyle adjustments, e.g. in exercise, diet, etc., can lower the blood sugar level, making a change in medication necessary. Poorly controlled diabetes means an increased risk of secondary damage.
The solution from TELBIOMED enables the attending physician to provide regular feedback to the electronic therapy diary of his patients. The course of therapy can be monitored with little effort using the trend graphs, so that prompt therapy adjustments can be made. Positive feedback provided by the doctor increases therapy adherence and can contribute to a long-term reduction in the risk of secondary diseases.
Advantages of TBM DIABETES
Through the regular, intuitive and secure recording of health data, patients are involved in the treatment process on their own responsibility.
High usability for older people: The values of classic measuring devices such as scales or blood pressure monitors are transferred to the app by means of contactless wireless technologies.
Communication channels independent of time and place lead to efficient cooperation between patients and participating health service providers.
The presentation of the drug regime promotes the patients’ adherence to therapy and supports the doctors in adjusting the therapy.
The various levels of care along the treatment pathway can cooperate via a secure, Internet-based communication system.