It’s hard to think about the many diabetes patients who struggle daily to manage their disease. It’s especially distressing to know that many of these patients—either willingly or unwillingly—don’t adhere to their prescribed medication regimens. People living with diabetes often know it’s.
When you think diabetes, “blood sugar” or “blood glucose” immediately comes to mind. If you are newly diagnosed you may be surprised to learn that caring for yourself with diabetes doesn’t only involve your blood sugar. For those who have had diabetes a while, you probably are already aware of.
At the MM&M Transforming Healthcare Conference on May 1, 2017, thought leaders from Cecelia Health, Glooko, and Micromass Communications joined on a panel to discuss “Influencing Patient-Provider Behavior: Is Digital the Answer”. Cecelia Health CEO, David Weingard and Clinical Director, Teresa.
Together, Cecelia Health and Glooko are delivering highly personalized, data-driven coaching and a mobile health solution to patients and care providers. We announced our collaboration last month. The Glooko-Cecelia Health partnership enables us to leverage user-specific data and expert clinicians.
When it comes to chronic diseases like diabetes, medication non-adherence is common and costly. In fact, over 50% of patients stop taking their medication within the first year. Non-adherence causes poorer treatment outcomes, which in turn leads to increased health care utilization and hospital.
Do you say to yourself after each doctor visit, “I will do better this month with taking my meds”?
You’re doing great; checking your blood sugar, watching your carbs, exercising, and the hard work is really starting to pay off. You look good, feel great, and your blood sugar numbers are really starting to come down. Then, out of nowhere old behaviors start to creep back. You find yourself.
Diabetes self-management encompasses a range of activities, or “behaviors,” that the person with diabetes engages in to care for their condition and promote health. Broadly stated, self-management tasks include:
Studies indicate that patients interact with their pharmacists more than all other health care providers. A recent study involving high risk patients (with chronic diseases, including diabetes) found that the patients visited their primary care physician an average of 4 times per year, had 9.
Understanding patterns can steer you in the right direction