Telcare is a Bethesda, Maryland firm that has developed blood glucose monitoring technology that combines a glucose meter with wireless connectivity to Telcare’s cloud server. The package is designed to keep an open two-way communication between a patient and an ecosystem of caregivers that may include the doctor, diabetes nurse educators, and family members.
With this system, results are shared with the cloud with each reading and the patient receives feedback and guidance that may be automated or may trigger a demand for specific caregiver advice. The system has completed
its initial clinical trials and is in the FDA clearance process.
By creating an immediate two-way feedback loop between patient and caregiver, Telcare’s technology transforms the management of diabetes from inefficient and episodic contact between patient and caregiver into a continuous and empowering model. Investigations with prototype products have shown the potential of this type of connectivity to improve patient adherence to recommended testing. Clinical trials are underway in order to demonstrate the potential of Telcare’s technology to improve clinical results, keep the patient well, and simultaneously reduce cost of care.
As well, the MyTelcare Diabetes mobile applications (Android and iPhone) enhance Telcare Blood Glucose Monitoring System by:
1) Allowing Telcare BGM users to access all of their glucose data, as well as offering additional electronic logbook capabilities such as manual BG recording, nutrition recording, weight management, exercise regimens, medication amounts, and blood pressure statistics.
2) Providing a cross-platform social community where people with diabetes and healthcare professionals can interact, share stories, discuss the diabetes technology that they use, and learn from one another.
3) Allowing direct to consumer supplies sales (including the Telcare Blood Glucose Meter and Telcare Test Strips).
4) By offering the App to parents of Type 1 diabetes, parents gain the ability to act on the child’s hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic occurrences which could in turn reduce emergency room visits.
The Telcare Blood Glucose Monitoring System is currently pending 510(k) clearance by the United States FDA and is not currently for sale.
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