By Dr. David Gregg, chief medical officer at StayWell
More than 100 million U.S. adults have diabetes or prediabetes, a condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years if left untreated.
For those living with diabetes, good self-management requires daily attention to proper nutrition, exercise, blood sugar levels, and medication. Living well depends heavily on two factors—easy access to top quality patient education and faithful adherence to an effective treatment plan. Success often comes when useful clinical knowledge is readily shared and there is tight collaboration between patients and their care teams.
What success looks like with diabetes
When quality patient education is personalized to a patient’s needs, delivered efficiently by the care team, and well-aligned with the treatment plan, many positive things occur:
- A well-informed patient gains confidence in their self-management skills
- Both treatment plan adherence and quality of care improve
- Blood sugars are better controlled and diabetes complications can be avoided
- Patients are more satisfied and patient-care team relationships are strengthened
- Quality of life improves for patients and their families
Help patients and care teams succeed by providing quality patient education and the high-tech means to deliver it effectively
StayWell has a long history of providing high quality patient education and now provides an advanced means of delivery. When Krames On FHIR®, powered by SMART on FHIR® technologies, is embedded in patient management systems, care teams are able to efficiently organize and deliver the right education to the right patients at the right time in their treatment plan.
Care teams can tailor the education to meet the patient’s unique needs for language, reading level, and preferred way of learning (text, video, image-only, animation, etc). Care teams can also monitor and ensure patients are using the education and getting the desired outcomes. They can stay connected with patients and care-givers in multiple environments—clinic, hospital, emergency room, at home, on the computer, or on a mobile device. Patients and families then have a steady flow of knowledge and communication from their care team, in addition to easy access to a wealth of health education when they need it.
The diabetes journey starts here
The right education resources combined with effective technology delivery can ensure successful collaboration between care teams and their patients living with diabetes. See how Krames On FHIR can help both care teams and patients regardless of where they are in their diabetes journey—from prediabetes to first diabetes diagnosis to confident diabetes management.