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New Cell Phone Diabetes Monitoring System
Confidant Systems introduces a new cell phone diabetes monitoring solution to empower patients with type 2 diabetes with a reliable way for healthcare providers to monitor and manage their disease at home, office, on the road or wherever they are.
By: Barry Inouye
To help better address the ever increassing healthcare needs of people afflicted with type 2 diabetes, Confidant Systems has developed an innovative wireless diabetes management solution enabling blood sugar level readings to be transmitted over the cell phone network and then have them accessed and managed by healthcare givers through a web-enabled diabetes management software application. The FDA-listed and FCC approved system can collect and then send blood sugar readings from most any of the glucose meters in the market today.
Confidant's wireless diabetes management solutions consists of a "connector" integrated wireless device, software application and a PC interface module. The connector enables the transmission of blood sugar readings from glucose meters through any GSM cellular network. The software application stores and manages patients' blood sugar data. The PC-interface module enables patients' data to be graphically viewed on any computer or PDA linked to the Internet.
Upon receipt of newly submitted patient data, Confidant Systems' server software generates and sends feedback messages directly to the patient, via cell-phone or personal computer. The feedback messages are selected by the system based on the patient's data.
Through this new wireless diabetes management solution, healthcare professionals now have increased capabilities to remotely review and better manage patient's blood sugar levels, including the ability to set thresholds to flag readings, according to specific blood sugar levels. In addition, the system has the ability to contact patients via text or email. The solution also enables patients to login and create personal accounts via the Internet as well as to allow them to select which Personal Health Record (PHR) or Electronic Health Record (EMR) system they would like to store their data within or outside of the Confidant system.
Some of the advantages of using this diabetes management tool, over current practices of collecting patient blood sugar data, include: greater accuracy in reading and storing blood sugar level data by patients and health care givers alike, more reliable and improved remote access to patient blood sugar readings by healthcare providers and ability to provide coaching and positive reinforcement of patient behaviors. Additionally, the wireless device is small and portable enough that it can be used anywhere where there is access to a GSM cellular network, such as AT&T or T-Mobile in the US.
For more information and details, please see Confidant Systems' website at http://www.confidantinc.com.
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Confidant Systems is a leading developer of wireless diabetes management solutions and devices. The company has recently introduced a new FDA-listed and FCC approved integrated wireless device that can send blood sugar readings via the cell phone network.
Page Updated Last on: Dec 23, 2011