How often have we come across friends or family members with diabetes, taking the condition lightly, being happily dependent on prescribed medications? But, the fact is that diabetes can be controlled or reversed if adhered to self care along with the prescribed medications.
There have been many cases of individuals managing diabetes well by participating in their own care along with lifestyle modifications. Despite this fact, compliance or adherence to these activities has been found to be low, especially when looking at long-term changes.
Some Interesting Statistics on Diabetes
According to the most recent International Diabetes Federation (IDF) data, 537 million people, approximately 10% of all people aged 20-79% in the world, were living with diabetes as of 2021.
Statistics show that while the world diabetes rate is growing at 57%, India is leaping ahead at 74%. In India, 10.4% of the adult population has diabetes. India has a diabetic population of 85 million and almost 49% of the population go undetected. Another 50 million are in the developing stage of diabetes. The country’s national average of HbA1c stands at an alarming rate of 8.5%. Given all these statistics, no wonder India has been labelled as the Diabetes Capital of the World.
As per GOQii’s latest IndiaFit Report, Over the last 5 years, people suffering from lifestyle diseases, namely Diabetes, have seen an increase from 7.9% in 2017 to 13.2% in 2021. The Report indicates that men have greater rates of diabetes at 14.5% vs Women. The study was done among over 5 million users.
Diabetes is influenced by a number of variables which include a bad diet, stress, and lack of physical exercise and quality sleep. Obesity, advancing age, and a poor diet are all factors that contribute to Diabetes. Given the above data, and the fact that self care along with guidance and holistic lifestyle modification are key for managing diabetes, GOQii has launched this Diabetes Care programme.
What Is the GOQii Diabetes Care Program?
The GOQii Diabetes Care Program aims at helping people with Diabetes take ownership of their health. For instance, monitoring blood glucose levels regularly helps people with Diabetes adapt their diet and exercise, monitor the effects of Diabetes medications & understand the impact of stress & illness on blood sugar levels. The patients will be handheld on their journey with personalised advice by a GOQii Coach on Nutrition, Physical Activity, Medication compliance by Nutritionists and Regular Diagnostics – all leading towards helping the patients reduce their HbA1C levels.
The programme is priced at Rs 6999/- and comes with the offering of a GOQii Smart Vital Plus device, a connected Glucometer – Contour Plus One with 10 test strips, doctor consultation, 2 HbA1c tests and 6 months of personalised diabetes coaching. The price of the programme is extremely affordable, given that if one has to buy these various components separately, it will cost an individual Rs 14,999/-
Once enrolled into the Diabetes Care Programme, the patient gets trusted and trained assistance for the Diabetes Journey to improve diabetes outcomes i.e. lower blood sugar levels, HbA1c and lipid levels, among other metabolic parameters which include losing weight, reducing BMI and improving energy levels.
Our Founder & CEO Vishal Gondal says, “We are elated to launch the first of its kind ‘Diabetes Care programme’. GOQii is integrating personalised, real-time and actionable insights into the daily lives of people living with Diabetes, enabling improved quality of life and clinical outcomes. Our collaborations across the healthcare spectrum will help people with Diabetes access our self-care solution wherever they are; at home, chemist, medical clinic or at a diagnostic centre. This programme is a unique gamified approach to diabetes care. The concept of incentivising with gold to sustain lifestyle modification and adherence in managing chronic conditions such as diabetes is a novel patient centric approach.”
GOQii’s vision is to help people with diabetes manage it better and take accountability of their health with external help and expert guidance to improve their quality of life and outcomes
As part of digital therapeutics, GOQii is closely working with various Pharmaceutical Companies, Hospitals, Medical Device Providers such as Ascensia Diabetes Care India, SRL Diagnostics, Pharmarack Technologies – Pharmacy availability facilitators, to provide Integrated Digital Therapeutics solutions in Diabetes Management and also across therapy areas like NAFLD, GERD, Diabetes, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Mental health, Stroke management, Cardiac Care, DVT, Long Covid Care, Cancer Care. All these programs are delivered in partnership with the Healthcare Providers via doctors and are monitored closely for patient engagement and clinical outcomes.
GOQii gains an upper edge in digital therapeutics as our smart wearable devices also have a CDSCO (Indian FDA) registration as a medical device and all data generated by GOQii devices is acceptable for clinical needs. Furthermore, GOQii data collection is subjected to HIPAA, GDPR and other relevant data protection regulation, as well as ISO 27799 – the foremost standard for information security management in health.
Managing Diabetes by yourself can be extremely difficult because of the many factors it involves. But with expert guidance, motivation and monitoring, you could not only manage diabetes but reverse it as well! It’s all about adherence to your Coach’s advice, compliance with your medication and your sheer determination to defeat diabetes!
You can sign up for the GOQii Diabetes Care Program here: https://store.goqii.com/diabetescare
Together, let’s #BeTheForce & #DefeatDiabetes!