Meeting goals for hypertension, a common co-morbidity with, type 2 diabetes (DM2), is frequently is not achieved.Blood pressure tracking was added as a feature to an FDA-cleared, diabetes digital soluion (BlueStar, Welldoc). This study analyzes initial utilization of this optional feature.
It is the position of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) that, at the cornerstone of diabetes self-management education and support, the AADE7 is the framework for achieving behavior change that leads to effective self-management through improved behavior and clinical outcome measures.
Many individuals are adopting and benefiting from digital therapeutics with attrition rates remaining high.The purpose of this research was to develop an accurate predictive model of digital therapeutic persistence and explore important factors associated with persistence, to help in early identification of those likely to abandon a digital therapeutic.
This project tested the feasibility and reach of integrating a telephone-based lay health coach with an eHealth intervention for diabetes self-management support in a Patient-Centered Medical Home practice in New Jersey. By integrating these two forms of patient support the strengths of health coaches are accentuated while making their work more efficient.
Digital health tools should be implemented and integrated into the healthcare ecosystem without adding undue burden for patients and the care team. For this study, BlueStar®, the first FDA-cleared digital therapeutic for type 2 diabetes, was examined in three models: a healthcare provider model, a diabetes educator model and a health plan model to show an implementation framework and view how the implementation strategy has the potential to influence user engagement and outcomes.
Health technology tools are redesigning clinical care and diabetes self-management education with the new focal point becoming the patient as the collector of data.The anytime-anywhere capabilities of digital technology support the delivery of automated, personalized, individualized content and coaching at the right time in the right way at the right place (while living life with diabetes), thus encouraging ongoing, informed self-management and allow patiets to become more active participants in their care.