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Connected Health and Diabetes

Connected Health Diabetes Diabetes remains one of the most prominent diseases in America today. Here, we'll take a closer look at the disease and some ways you can manage it with healthy living and technology. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which a person has high blood sugar as a result of either an insulin deficiency or the body's inability to properly respond to insulin. Insulin - A hormone that converts sugar, starches, and other food components into energy Glucose - The main sugar in your blood and your body's main source of energy Diabetes appears in three main forms: Type 1 Type 2 The pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin. Your body does not use insulin properly (known as insulin resistance). Also known as juvenile diabetes, early-onset diabetes, insulin-dependent diabetes Most common form of diabetes Affects 90-95% of diabetics in America Affects about 5% of diabetics in America Often exacerbated by bad health, including: • Physical inactivity • Unhealthy diet IA Requires regular insulin injections Gestational diabetes Pregnant women may exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy despite not having diabetes in the past. V Affects up to 9.2% of pregnant women in the U.S. V Affects women whose diets include more animal fat and cholesterol V Can be controlled with: • Exercise • Healthy diet ---- • Glucose-controlling medications -- Prediabetes Prediabetes describes a condition wherein blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to indicate diabetes. Puts you at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes Has no clear symptoms, though some patients with prediabetes exhibit some symptoms of diabetes About 86 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes Diabetes in the U.S. 8.1 million of those people are undiagnosed. That means 27.8% of people with diabetes don't know they have it. 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. An estimated 208,000 Americans under 20 years old have diagnosed diabetes. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death. In 2010 • $245 billion - Total cost of diagnosed diabetes in 2012 $176 billion – Direct medical cost 69,071 death certificates listed diabetes as the underlying cause of death. $69 billion – Cost of reduced productivity A 234,051 death certificates listed diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death. Treatments for Diabetes Medication Healthy diet Active lifestyle Managing Diabetes with Technology In addition to medication, healthy diet, and an active lifestyle, technology offers support to keep diabetes in check. Websites American Diabetes Association. - American Diabetes Association v Basic information and statistics about diabetes v Food and fitness tips v Community events v Planning tips for parents and kids living with diabetes diabetic – Diabetic Living Magazine v Healthy eating and activities v Recipes v Weight loss tips LIVING - dLife v Interactive tools v Blogs, polls, online discussions v Recent newS v Recipes v Supplies CLife Mobile Apps Glooko Upload glucose readings straight from your meter, track your goals, and share information with your doctor mySugr Companion A diabetes logbook that gamifies the experience, offering points for every entry and personal challengechallenge • Glucose Buddy Track carbohydrates, insulin dosage, physical activity, and glucose values A personalized app that helps you manage your insulin, medications, and diet • Diabetic Connect Interact with other diabetics to share tips, learn, and give support Tech t:slim Insulin Pump Telcare A device that delivers a steady amount of insulin to your system throughout the day The first FDA-cleared cellular blood glucose meter that automatically sends data to your care team and provides messages, reminders, and personalized education MedTronic Guardian YOFİMeter A real-time continuous The first all-in-one cellular glucose monitoring system that anticipates glucose changes, offers predictive alerts, and delivers trend graphs to determine patterns glucometer featuring a touch screen, built-in Bluetooth, and cassettes that hold 20 lancets and 20 testing strips (not yet on the market) İBGStar Dexcom CGM The first blood glucose meter that can be used standalone or connected directly to your iPhone, allowing you to manage and share your diabetes information A continuous glucose monitoring system featuring a small, painless sensor and a sleek, discrete receiver with a 20-foot range that weighs just 2.4 ounces Resources: ently-approveddevices/ucm083294.htm Brought to you by Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance *****

Connected Health and Diabetes

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Diabetes remains one of the most prominent diseases in America today. Here we’ll take a closer look at the disease and some ways you can manage it with healthy living and technology.


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