REMOTE MONITORING (RPM)
Through advanced technology blood glucose levels and/or blood pressure readings are seamlessly transmitted by the individual and remotely monitored by pharmacists and certified diabetes educators.
Continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels (often referred to as CGM) is critical for the health and well-being of those living with Diabetes. Remote monitoring allows individuals to maintain their independence, reduces office visits, bridges gaps in care, and prevents complications.
Remote Blood Glucose Monitoring
Lower A1c with blood glucose tracking and coaching.
Remote monitoring of blood glucose levels can be used to obtain information about a diabetic person’s sugar levels, symptoms, diet, and medication adherence on a daily basis.
Long term, monitoring can lead to changes in a person’s lifestyle and behavior and may be able to prevent serious complications like blindness, amputations, chronic kidney disease, and stroke. In addition to the daily blood glucose monitoring, our diabetes educators are available for 15-30 minute calls or Skype to answer question and make recommendations
Remote monitoring allows individuals to maintain their independence.
Long Term Monitoring
Long term, monitoring can lead to changes in a person’s lifestyle and behavior.
Prescribers recommend that people with high blood pressure use a home monitoring to track their numbers.
Remote Blood Pressure Monitoring
Prescribers recommend that people with high blood pressure use a home motor to track their numbers. Depending on your situation, various glucose test strips are available (otherwise known as a glucometer) on the market, such as a small needle called a lancet. For those uncomfortable with pricking their finger, the FreeStyle Libre system might be a better solution, and depending on your insurance provider, you may qualify for assisted coverage.
But research suggests that home readings alone only make a small difference in getting the condition under control.
With Remote Monitoring, home readings are sent electronically to a pharmacist who reviews the readings, makes suggestions and helps educate the participant on their condition. Remote Monitoring has shown to have a significant impact on high blood pressure with one study showing a drop in blood pressure by an extra 7 to 10 points compared to people on standard care.
The drop in blood pressure means the participants were less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke, or develop heart failure.
REMOTE BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING FOR HYPERTENSION
Sorogi is currently enrolling fifty (50) DC residents in a one-year, remote blood pressure monitoring program, We are specifically recruiting adults over the age of 18, living in Washington DC, who are of African-American descent with uncontrolled hypertension (SBP >140 and DBP >90).
The objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of remote blood pressure monitoring combined with health education, medication therapy management in the care of people diagnosed with uncontrolled hypertension.
As part of the program, participants will have access to:
A bluetooth enabled home blood pressure deice with remote monitoring capability
Personalized education and support focusing on healthy eating, physical activity, and medication adherence.
Follow-up and support through remote monitoring