The ALRT diabetes remote control system provides better health outcomes for your most challenging patients.
The current standard for the care of type 2 diabetes is not working.
In general, after an initial treatment of primary care, the patient is expected to modify their diet and exercise habits.
They may also be prescribed a medication for diabetes.
And they receive a blood glucose meter and a record book to record their readings one or more times a day.
After three months or so, the patient returns to the office and the medical team reviews the progress.
But in too many cases, there is no progress.
That's because most patients with type 2 diabetes ignore their prescribed care plan
According to a 2014 study, only 20% of patients with type 2 diabetes adhered to the prescribed treatment.
And patients at higher risk of diabetes complications are the least likely to self-monitor their blood glucose levels.
This is one reason why the cost of diabetes care in the United States amounts to two hundred and forty-five billion dollars annually.
An employee with complications of diabetes can cost a company almost 4 times more than an employee without diabetes.
And today, up to 40 percent of the health claims of large employers are due to diabetes and related comorbidities.
But there is a better way to improve adherence and results.
The ALRT system is a remote control platform for chronic web-based care that is HIPAA compliant and FDA approved.
In clinical trials and real-world settings, ALRT can improve adherence and increase quality scores for diabetes care.
It also qualifies for the new reimbursement from the Medicare Chronic Care Administration.
Is that how it works.
First, the patient takes regular readings as prescribed. . . and then upload the data to the secure ALRT platform.
An ALRT diabetes data monitor on staff reviews the data compared to the protocols established by the physician.
If the data show a divergence with the established protocol, ALRT sends a warning to the doctor or the care team.
The doctor can make changes in the patient's care plan or intervene if necessary.
The patient takes corrective measures as prescribed by the doctor.
So, why does this work when conventional care has failed?
Because with the ALRT system the patient knows that they are monitoring it. The data can not be manufactured. And what is more important, the patient feels involved in the care plan.
In clinical trials, Internet-based glucose monitoring was tested against conventional care in type 2 patients with A1C levels of more than eight percent.
After six months, the A1C levels of the monitored patients were more than one percentage point lower. . . while the group that received conventional care remained unchanged.
According to the CDC, a one percent decrease in A1C can reduce costly complications of diabetes by 40%.
Significantly, six months after the monitoring ended, the A1C levels in the intervention group were back where they had been.
That's because conventional care is not working.
And remote monitoring makes a significant difference.
Let us show you how you can improve your results and achieve affordable adherence with ALRT's remote diabetes monitoring system.
Call us for a demonstration at (816) 807-7054.
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