The human costs are significant as each year in the UK, 24,000 people with diabetes die early. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people of working age in the UK and over 100 amputations are carried out every week on people with diabetes because of complications connected with their condition. Up to 80 % of these are preventable.
Government figures reveal in total, an estimated £14 billion pounds is spent a year on treating diabetes and its complications, with the cost of treating complications representing the much higher cost. Thus, the cost of diabetes to the NHS is over £1.5m an hour or 10% of the NHS budget for England and Wales. This equates to over £25,000 being spent on diabetes every minute.
We are therefore delighted to announce our new “Diabetic Monitoring Service” for patients with Type 1 diabetes, patients with Type 2 diabetes who are on insulin or Type 2 diabetics who have very poor glycaemic control. Developed jointly with the University of the West of Scotland, we use state of the art blood glucose and blood ketone meters to monitor glycaemic control closely while also monitoring other vital signs as well as diet, exercise and a range of symptoms.
This service is App based and unlike most diabetic Apps, all the data collected can be shared in real time with NHS clinicians in Primary, Secondary and Community Care. We can also provide an end-to-end clinical monitoring service ourselves.Download PowerPoint