More than 400 million people worldwide have diabetes, and the total healthcare expenditure is estimated at $760 billion, and growing. In addition to being expensive, managing this condition is time consuming and often complicated.

For patients with diabetes, maintaining their A1C at appropriate levels is key to avoiding hospital visits. Diabetes devices like insulin pens, continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps are crucial, but they don’t provide the comprehensive support many diabetes patients need in order to manage their condition.

That’s where digital solutions can make a significant difference.

Our customer in diabetes care:

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Top challenges in diabetes

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Uneven and inconsistent dose management

Diabetes patients’ health is dependent on careful tracking of glucose levels, and this can represent a significant challenge for patients.

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Poor adherence

Nearly half of patients with diabetes do not achieve adequate glycemic control. Poor medication adherence is a key factor leading to higher-than-necessary rates of morbidity and mortality.

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Limited patient-provider communication

With 95% of diabetes disease management done by the patient, providers often have limited real-time visibility into how well a patient is managing their condition between appointments.

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Disparate data sources

Even when patients use digital devices, they often have to manually document their blood glucose data to share with their doctors, who are juggling disparate data sources across their patient population.

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Addressing the growing diabetes epidemic takes more than best-in-class medicines alone. We need to engage with people on their level and integrate with the solutions they are already using to manage their diabetes.

- Anders Dyhr Toft, Former Corporate Vice President of Commercial Innovation at Novo Nordisk

BrightInsight can help improve diabetes treatment through comprehensive digital solutions

Auto-titration of drug dosing
Diabetes patient health is dependent on careful tracking of glucose levels. Auto-titration offers immediate updates to dosing, with early detection of missed doses or overdosing

Secure, compliant patient apps
BrightInsight’s Patient App supports patients in their diabetes management, guiding them through connected device set-up, monitoring glucose levels, updating insulin dosage, and more

Data integration
Integrating data from apps and connected devices, such as continuous blood glucose meters and smart insulin pens can improve diabetes care

Connected clinical portal
BrightInsight’s Clinician Portal application allows communication and collaboration between patients and their providers, and can improve care with real-time data sharing

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CASE STUDY:
Novo Nordisk: Digital Health Solutions to Improve Diabetes Care

See how BrightInsight is providing a unified IoT platform that enables Novo Nordisk to develop and host digital health devices, apps and algorithms.

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