1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  2. General RPM Industry Questions

Can remote patient monitoring be used to manage diabetes and A1C levels?

RPM glucometers give clinicians instant access to blood glucose data before and after patient meals and activities, providing real-time coaching opportunities.

Yes.  RPM-enabled glucometers have several advantages over patient’s taking blood sugar readings on their own.  RPM gives clinicians instant access to blood glucose data before and after patient meals and activities. This creates a complete feedback loop for collecting and analyzing data, adjusting behaviors, and modifying treatment to improve outcomes.

RPM enables more data analysis, structured health coaching, and timely interventions that lead to better A1C management than patient self-monitoring.  Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of RPM in lowering A1C.

In addition to glucometers, patients at risk for diabetes can use weight scales with an RPM program to help prevent diabetes.