Digital solutions for improving diabetes care


The challenge

Tens of millions of individuals with diabetes are not meeting their treatment targets. Clinic appointments are scheduled with a standard frequency without proper tools to prioritize them based on individual needs. Self-monitored blood glucose results are often poorly available for healthcare professionals (typically recorded in paper logbooks if at all) and with no visibility between appointments, which can lead to delayed interventions.

Not meeting treatment targets increases the risk of serious and costly complications, such as amputations, kidney failure, loss of eyesight, cardiovascular disease and nerve damage. These complications, which often could be prevented, constitute a significant component of the overall cost of diabetes to the society.

Improved care

We offer solutions that allow healthcare professionals to remotely monitor their patients’ blood glucose levels between appointments. Individual targets can be set for patients, and an automated alert system will let professionals know when deviations occur. Patients’ success and compliance with basal insulin treatment can also be monitored remotely. Based on their targets, automated guidance can be given to patients thus empowering them to take better control of their diabetes.

All of this helps to prioritize work, intervene early when needed and give support to patients based on their individual needs. Better quality and productivity of diabetes care means less complications for patients, which leads to a lower overall cost of diabetes.


Self-monitored blood glucose readings wirelessly from the client to the care team:

Blood glucose readings are transferred automatically to the mobile logbook via Bluetooth connection, and stored safely in the cloud. The care team has access to the data from the cloud, which means:

Better care decisions - blood glucose readings are transferred reliably and wirelessly to the care team in real time.
Notifications - Information on hypoglycemic readings and other deviations reaches the care team immediately, which speeds up corrective measures.
Follow-up - remote visibility of blood glucose readings between visits and in remote care (e.g. via phone).
Other relevant data - blood pressure readings, insulin dose information and weight information can also be recorded via the app and they are instantly viewable by the care team.
Happier patients - patients know that their situation is constantly monitored by their care team, and they are getting the best possible care.
Secure - the service is developed using secure and scalable Microsoft Azure platform, and can be integrated with other services (e.g. patient record systems).

GS Smart meter is an alternative to the mobile app and a Bluetooth meter:

GS Smart blood glucose meter

A blood glucose meter that is especially suitable for elderly persons who do not use a smartphone – the client doesn’t have to do anything else than make the familiar blood glucose measurement, and the results can be viewed remotely in real time by the care team. The GS Smart meter sends measurement results automatically to the Balance service via a built-in mobile data connection.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 816000