In 2014, diabetes took 4.9 million lives worldwide. That's one death every seven seconds. 52 million Europeans are living with diabetes, and in Germany alone, there are 6 to 8 million documented cases. That number is projected to grow.
German-based Roche Diagnostics is dedicated to driving personalized and preventative medicine, and with the severity of diabetes on the forefront of focus, Roche, in partnership with SAP, created new preventative care package. The bundle, called Accu-Chek View, includes a blood glucose monitor, a wearable fitness tracker, and an app developed by SAP that are all integrated together.
With Accu-ChekView, the patient can monitor glucose levels at home and transmit the information to the doctor's office via the app. All data transferred is securely stored and processed via the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. The app allows the doctor to monitor the patient remotely and allows the patient to communicate with the doctor's office. This eliminates unnecessary trips to the physician, saving time and money. This strengthened patient-doctor relationship facilitates a supportive and empowering psychological effect on patients. Slip-ups in lifestyle can be caught quickly because the app will red-flag the issue, the doctor can intervene, and the doctor and patient can work on solutions together.
Even pre-diabetics can benefit from this preventative care app. By using the app to detect the early signs of diabetes, individuals can make the changes necessary to live a normal life.
This Wednesday April 29th, Dr. Oliver Haferbeck, Head of Diabetes Care at Roche Diagnostics will be part of a live panel on the Coffee Break with Game Changers Radio. Listen to the discussion titled, MD in the Palm of your Hand - Connected Care, and tune in live at 11 AM EST. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter via #SAPRadio.
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