The emergence of Covid-19 led to the overcrowding of hospitals and health centres, which inevitably resulted in pathologies such as diabetes being put on the back burner. On World Diabetes Day, Telemedi wants to offer its telemedicine services so that diabetes patients can enjoy equal access to healthcare as it existed before the pandemic.
For this reason, and as part of the celebration of World Diabetes Day, Telemedi, a trusted business partner in advanced digital health solutions, true to its philosophy of putting the patient at the centre, wants to bring telemedicine to patients with diabetes so that they can regain their opportunities for access to healthcare, and feel safe no matter where they are.
Since diabetes is a pathology that requires constant monitoring, the implementation of telemedicine for its treatment and prevention could be a solution for the current context: patients could establish continuous contact with their doctors without the need for physical consultations, in addition to the economic cost and time savings that these services entail.
Telemedi has several measures in place to treat patients with diabetes: from a Child Wellness Programme, for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in early adulthood due to childhood obesity or for the control and education of type 1 diabetes; a Women's Health Programme, for women with diabetes related to pregnancy or polycystic ovaries; or the Elderly Care Programme for older patients with chronic diabetes.
In fact, according to data provided by Telemedi, in 2021, the number of remote diabetes consultations grew by 25% compared to 2020, a fact that highlights how this type of solution is increasingly demanded by patients to achieve a quality service. In the words of Gabriel Alessandro Guida, Telemedi's Medical Director: in order to offer continuous monitoring to patients, we are providing the possibility of having direct communication with the same doctor through the health programmes, as well as giving the possibility of having specific consultations if needed.
With a presence in more than 20 countries and more than 100 remote medical practices, Telemedi's medical network has a portfolio of more than 500 doctors - which allows us to offer a multidisciplinary approach to the patient, including a fitness trainer, a nutritionist, a general practitioner and a specialist to give patients the 360º care they need to manage a complex disease such as diabetes - Dr. Guida adds.
The company is committed to the establishment of its "Plug&Play" healthcare platform, which allows for continuous patient monitoring, resolving queries or attending to those in areas that are difficult to access, among many other advantages. Moreover, thanks to this platform, the company is working on the creation of a catalogue of problems and solutions that can not only be reviewed and consulted remotely, but also improve public health services and ensure that hospital visits are made only when necessary to avoid further saturation.
For Dr Guida -the future will also be to have continuous monitoring of patient parameters, such as glucose levels, through wearable technology, allowing doctors to contact patients when these monitored parameters are not in the desired range.
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Ultimately, all these services should be implemented with the aim of improving the quality of care and bringing about an improvement in patients' life expectancy in health. The use of platforms such as Telemedi, intuitive and user-friendly, may be the solution for the care of these chronic diseases "forgotten" during the pandemic: not only diabetes but also hypertension, heart or lung diseases, or even mental illnesses. Covid-19 has brought with it a lack of preventive measures that can be recovered thanks to telemedicine and telecare services, so in this "new reality", telemedicine will become an effective solution to improve the management of chronic diseases.
In fact, if life insurance companies started to make use of telemedicine solutions, they would be supporting citizens by building preventive programmes not only for chronic diseases, but for all types of pathologies. Therefore cooperation between all the actors involved in the process is essential: to share experience and knowledge in order to promote the best solutions and offer quality and reliable services to patients.
PR Manager at Telemedi