The idea of using technology to provide remote health care has taken off recently with the proliferation of wearable devices, and providers starting to embrace seeing patients through video chat and we Ideaclinics take pride in embracing technology meeting medical needs.
At Ideaclinics, we are introducing telemedicine in diabetes care as a cost effective tool to achieve glycaemic targets in a patient friendly manner. Ability to interact continuously by health care providers like dietitians, diabetes educators particularly for those with poorly controlled diabetes may result in reaching goals of therapy and prevent disabling complications.
There is enough evidence to suggest that majority of patients reach goals of therapy once we address issues like inadequate dosages due to fear of hypoglycemia, lack of awareness on diabetes, discontinuation of drugs meant for prevention of long term complications, wrong timing and techniques, lack of exercise etc.
These limitations can be effectively overcome if the patients are continuously interacting with the telemedicine team, attend group sessions held at the Ideaclinics. Telemedicine with support from the home care teams should facilitate a patient friendly preventive health care model which can save time and cost for the patient
Our team at the Ideaclinics comprises of a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, dietitians, diabetes educators, specialist nurses, pharmacists and psychologists/ counselors.