First-of-its-Kind Tech Rolled Out to Help Patients with Diabetes

Livongo Health, Liaison Technologies Team Up to Fight DiabetesCommon Sensing, a company that has developed a smart connected insulin pen cap, has partnered with Welkin Health, a San Francisco-based digital health company, to offer a new program designed to improve insulin adherence for people managing diabetes.

“A first-of-its-kind initiative, the program will combine insulin dosing data, wirelessly transmitted from Common Sensing’s Gocap, real-time blood glucose data, and data gleaned from Welkin Health coaches who will work closely to support patients in the context of their daily lives,” reads a provided statement from the company.

The ability to monitor patient data and behaviors as they occur will equip care teams with a holistic view of each patient’s diabetes profile, enabling them to significantly impact the outcomes of people managing diabetes like never before.

“The program we’re developing with Welkin will provide a critical element that is missing from home insulin delivery—a human touch,” says James White, president and co-founder, Common Sensing. “If an individual is taking the wrong amount of insulin or misses an insulin dose, they will be contacted immediately by a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who can work with the user to resolve the issue. Data-driven, real-time intervention from coaches will set insulin users up for success between doctor visits, improving the health of people living with diabetes.”

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Hello, Michael! This is such a wonderful article! I have a relative with diabetes and this study is really good news! I know people, especially kids, are struggling to inject insulin twice to thrice a day on a daily basis and it's a tough job, no less. With this new innovation in diabetes cure trend, I believe this will alleviate the struggles of children with Type 1 Diabetes! Kudos to the people who are behind this study!


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