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VDiSC study results

People living with diabetes can successfully learn to self-manage through virtual specialty care

The proven effectiveness of virtual specialty care

What can you do to ensure your population is getting the personalized, expert level of care they need to achieve better outcomes, avoid costly ER and hospital visits, and maintain a lifestyle that leads to a healthier and happier life?


The answer is virtual specialty care.

As the number of people with diabetes in the U.S. continues to rise, access to specialized endocrinology care remains limited. There were only 8,524 endocrinologists practicing in 2022— a staggering ratio of 4,375 patients to one provider. As a result, most diabetes care happens in the primary care setting (which is riddled with its own set of unique challenges), underscoring the need for more accessible specialty care solutions.

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Evidence from the Virtual Diabetes Specialty Clinic (or VDiSC) study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlights how individuals living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes can successfully improve glucose control with support from a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (CDCES) in a virtual care setting. These expert clinicians deliver specialized care, under supervision from an endocrinologist, including:

  • Initiation of CGM use and support to understand data

  • Remote patient monitoring

  • Treatment interventions, when clinically appropriate

  • Comprehensive diabetes education and support

  • Integrated behavioral and social support for lasting self-management


Benefits of virtual specialty care for individuals with diabetes

  • Significant improvements in HbA1c levels
  • Substantial increases in time in range (TIR)
  • Notable reductions in hypoglycemia incidents


Benefits of virtual specialty care for your organization

  • Expanded access to quality specialty care
  • Specialized support in alignment with internal care management teams
  • Reduced utilization in costly inpatient hospital and ER settings
  • Higher member/patient satisfaction

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