We’ve mentioned how digital measures have been taking up more and more space when it comes to medical innovation. However, as a multi-specialty disease, diabetes care is still a major challenge. Diabetics are prone to head-to-toe problems, but asking them to manage a unique digital platform for each concern while making the time to drop their kids at school and go to work is beyond unrealistic.
These patients’ lives could be changed if the future of connected care is comprehensive and unified. It’s a matter of how well-connected digital solutions will be, integrating all of their needs into a single place. This isn’t just a theory that would impact the workflow in hospitals and clinics, it could change the lives of over 500 million people across the world.
A less spoken about, but equally important, element of connected solutions is the sense of community support. These spaces create a safe haven, a place for patients to connect with people undergoing similar struggles and concerns.
And, because connected solutions are data-driven, these spaces would not only bring support to patients, but generate enough information so that future solutions answer people’s medical, but also emotional, needs.