At Carbon Health, we’re dedicated to putting you in full control of your health and well-being. That means fully integrated care that takes into account your personal and family history, your habits and everyday actions, and any conditions like Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with diabetes this year, and many more go undiagnosed and/or are pre-diabetic.
Diabetes doesn’t have to be a life sentence, however. Throughout National Diabetes Awareness month in November, we’ll be sharing helpful information, best practices, and advice for folks managing diabetes, people who know people with diabetes, and people who are curious. Whether you’re managing diabetes with a new diagnosis or with years of practice, we offer tools, expert guidance, and connections with your primary care provider to ensure that you have a care management plan that works for your lifestyle and needs.
Stay tuned this month for simple tips on how to get started with a Carbon Health program, uncover insights about your metabolism, and hear directly from our diabetes educators on small lifestyle changes that can fit easily into your routine.
In our program, eligible patients are provided with a free Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) that syncs with the Carbon Health app throughout the day. As your blood sugar rises and falls in response to food, drink, activity, medication, stress levels, or other key factors, it creates real-time insights that form the foundation of our diabetes management program.
Day-to-day CGM data is then shared with your primary care provider so they can extrapolate trends and pinpoint ways to improve your care. This empowers them to better understand whether your current treatments are working, or not. And while it’s always a good idea to keep track of changes in how you feel, in addition to adhering to a regular medication and glucose testing schedule, the CGM can help uncover why your blood sugar spikes and dips.
Along with regular, honest conversations with your provider, the CGM process helps you be proactive in your diabetes management. Your provider has reliable data to make better adjustments in medication, diet, exercise, or other practices. CGM data can help you and your provider create care plans that are flexible and set you up for years of good health.
These connections are amplified by access to additional expertise, including guidance from an endocrinologist along with nutritional and emotional support. Together, this comprehensive view of your diabetes as part of your whole health can make it easier for your care management to sync up with your life, not control your life.
Our research shows that our integrated approach to diabetes care is working. One year into the program, patients are keeping their blood sugar levels in range an additional 4 hours a day.
Dr. Calvin Wu, an endocrinologist and the Medical Director of Virtual Diabetes Care at Carbon Health, recently published a paper exploring how virtual endo care can improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes.
Some of the findings include:
Our programs at Carbon Health are created to meet your needs and move you toward complete care. Our providers and specialists are here to support your whole health and offer personalized advice. We encourage you to check them out and share more with your loved ones.
So, what’s next? Stay tuned on our blog for more diabetes facts, insights, and more! We look forward to sharing more data soon on the success that our patients are seeing with this program.
Have a question or concern about your diabetes or our care management program? Submit your questions to our clinical team and diabetes educators here.