ESPE Abstracts (2016) 86 WG5.6

Prescribing Software for the Treatment of Diabetes

Moshe Phillip


Petah Tikva, Israel


Management of Type1 diabetes is a challenge for both patients and health-care providers. The majority of patients worldwide are not reaching the desired glycemic control. Barriers to good control include risk of hypoglycemia, glucose monitoring limitations, technologies of insulin administration, scarceness of diabetes experts their limited time required in order to give the appropriate level of personalized treatment and supervision during patients’ visits. Other reasons are the patients’ burden and emotional fatigue and their difficulty to keep up with the burden of the therapy over time. Technologies of data management and software tools may be of help patients and care-givers in tailoring the right solution. It puts the specific patient in the center of the treatment and empower the patient and the care-giver. Software prescribed to a specific patient should be personalized, targeted and suited for individual needs. Individual patient’s information about the treatment, and the insulin glucose response data is largely available from pumps, sensors, glucose meters, fitness apps and devices, biometric devices, and a built-in food and medication database. The data can be collected seamlessly through applications or different platforms at the clinic and transformed into meaningful treatment recommendation via a software prescription, changing the way diabetes is treated and managed.

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