MedCity News: For Providers, Diabetes Management is the Perfect Introduction to Telemedicine
As November is American Diabetes Month, providers seeking a suitable virtual care offering to embark upon their first serious foray into telemedicine need look no further than a diabetes management program.
Regardless of whether a provider has committed to a telemedicine strategy already or is exploring the opportunity, a virtual care program serving patients living with diabetes is a relatively low-risk and low-cost approach that generates measurable results.
We know the statistics: Diabetes is a growing epidemic, striking nearly one in ten adults in the United States, and an even higher percentage when considering the top consumers of healthcare services. The biggest demographic of consumers, seniors, have a rate of diabetes greater than one in four.