TYPE 2 DIABETES

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Case Study: Welldoc’s Digital Coaching Yields Real-World Results

Engaging Members Through Digital Health Platform Impacts Self-Care, ER Visits, and Healthcare Costs With approximately half of the people living with diabetes not achieving glycemic targets, the need for better self-management is urgent. Real-time support powered by technology could be key to improving daily self-care and engagement. LifeScan, a world leader in blood glucose monitoring …

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Case Study: Taking Diabetes Self-Management to the Next Level

The BlueStar® Diabetes Platform Takes Patient Self-Management to the Next Level Type 2 diabetes disproportionately affects vulnerable populations, and poor management increases the risk of premature death, according to studies. Health systems need new tools for patients to access care remotely so they can improve self-management and impact health outcomes. One of the country’s largest safety …

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Understanding Cardiometabolic Risk in Chronic Care

Chronic care must address comorbidities, so what can providers do to mitigate cardiometabolic risk? In the past, the practice of medicine viewed metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, as distinct from cardiovascular conditions like heart disease. Patients with glucose issues would come and see specialists like myself. Whereas those with heart conditions would see a cardiologist. …

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Infographic: How Much Does the U.S. Spend on Diabetes?

It’s no secret that healthcare costs in America are soaring. Every health system, health plan, and employer needs to identify opportunities for cutting costs. Here are some facts to help demystify diabetes costs this Diabetes Awareness Month: For more content like this be sure to check out our blog, and follow us on LinkedIn and …

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Pamela’s BlueStar Experience

Pamela knows she isn’t the most tech savvy person, but she loves using BlueStar® to manage her diabetes. She tracks everything – blood glucose, blood pressure, exercise, food, weight, and sleep. One of Pamela’s favorite features is the SMART Visit Report. Her data entries are analyzed and summarized with key insights in this report. She …

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Christina Skinner, registered Dietitian at Benefis

I Love Seeing People’s Lives Being Changed

Christina Skinner is a Registered Dietitian at Benefis Health System in Montana who works with patients with diabetes every day. Benefis Health System offers BlueStar® to their population, and according to Christina, the benefits have been amazing. “I feel like it’s definitely a great resource for our patients to have everything in one place so …

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Deb Bjorsness, coordinator at Benefis Health Systems

Montana DCES Testimonial

Deb Bjorsness is a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Benefis Health System in Montana who has worked in the field for over 30 years. Benefis Health System offers BlueStar® to their population and works with Montana’s Diabetes Digital Learning Health Network to prioritize technology. “Let’s offer our clients a solution that helps encourage blood …

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Gerald Takes Control of His Diabetes

When Gerald was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he thought his life was over. The amount of new and confusing information he had to learn was overwhelming. His endocrinologist threw out words he had never heard before, like A1c and blood glucose levels. “I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the foods that I loved, the …

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Anand K. Iyer

Diabetes Awareness Month: The 360 Degrees of Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month; a time to come together and bring awareness to the signs, symptoms, and impact of diabetes. If you work in this industry may know that over 30 million American adults are living with diabetes. You may also know that of those, one in four don’t know they have the …

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Diabetes and Family: Diabetes Awareness Month

As a specialist in diabetes, I have to take the endocrinology certification exam once every 10 years. My time is up in November, which happens to be Diabetes Awareness Month. This year, the theme of Diabetes Awareness Month is “Family and Diabetes.”  As I reflected on my endocrinology knowledge, I realized that most of the …

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