Personalised care for diabetes in pregnancy

Personalised care for diabetes in pregnancy

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The Gestational Diabetes management system (GDm-Health) is a prescribed digital therapeutic for remote management of diabetes in pregnancy at home.

GDm-Health is born out of clinical need and is underpinned by a rich source of clinical evidence, gathered as a result of extensive clinical evaluations. GDm-Health is listed on the NHS Digital Apps Library.
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The need for safe remote monitoring during the COVID-19 epidemic

The COVID-19 outbreak is now increasing the need for healthcare professionals to advocate self-monitoring to reduce face-to-face consultations for pregnant and postnatal women whilst maintaining care for the woman and her baby.

Sensyne Health is working collaboratively with the NHS to expand the use of the product across the UK, offering GDm-Health FREE of charge for 1 year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Benefits

Invented in the NHS
Invented in the NHS

Invented in the NHS for the NHS, as a direct response to a clinical need. Designed by clinicians to be faster than pen and paper.

NHS Approved
NHS Approved

Listed on NHS Digital Apps Library. NICE approval expected imminently.

Reduces Clinic Visits
Reduces Clinic Visits

Self-management, combined with remote monitoring, gives patients greater control of their gestational diabetes and reduces the number of clinic visits.

Increases accuracy and speed
Increases Accuracy & Speed

Improves the efficiency of the workflow by streamlining the process of communication between midwives and patients.

Secure
Secure

Anonymised patient data is securely stored on the cloud as a completely isolated instance with HSCN connectivity and rigorous data security and privacy.

Supports Governance
Supports Governance

Electronic capture of data enables detailed auditing of care and outcomes while supporting clinical governance.

Log blood glucose

The GDm-Health system comprises a smartphone app which connects to a wireless blood glucose (BG) meter using Bluetooth or NFC (Near Field Communication).

A woman’s measurements, along with any text-based commentary she wishes to log for call back, is then transmitted directly to a clinical dashboard for the multi-disciplinary team to proactively manage.

Log Blood Glucose Levels
Enables prioritisation of patients

Enables prioritisation of patients

GDm-Health enables clinicians to see at a glance, near real-time blood glucose readings and prioritise care to women most in need whilst maintaining at a glance oversight of all patient cohorts.

Facilitates team-based working

GDm-Health improves the efficiency of the workflow by streamlining the process of communication between midwives and women. Communication between healthcare professionals through the patient’s GDM tailored digital record enhances team-based care.

Facilitates team-based working

Impact

C-sections prevented

1,312

C-sections prevented1

(30 April 2019: 765)

Pre-term births

532

Pre-term births prevented1

(30 April 2019: 310)

Clinic visits saved

10,361

Clinic visits saved2

(30 April 2019: 6,038)

Administrative hours saved

835

Administrative hours saved2

(30 April 2019: 486)

GDm-Health has been evaluated in over 1,000 patients at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust with transformative results, including:
25%
...reduction in clinic visits
50%
...reduction in time spent by the diabetes midwives on clerical and administrative tasks
92%
...of women using GDm-Health through to delivery had a high user satisfaction

One day duration of an annual diabetes in pregnancy audit, compared to 6 weeks without GDm-Health.

Positive Clinical Trial Results

16%
...reduction in women transitioning to pharmacological treatment*
64%
...reduction in pre-term birth*

*Results did not reach statistical significance.   Mackillop L, et al. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2018;6(3):e71

Pie chart showing benefits of GDm-Health

*Results did not reach statistical significance.   Mackillop L, et al. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2018;6(3):e71

A 203 patient RCT shows use of GDm-Health was associated with:
Satisfaction
Satisfaction

Significantly higher patient satisfaction with care

(P=.049)

Compliance
Compliance

Significantly better compliance with BG monitoring

Increased from 61% to 80% (P

Reduction
Reduction

Significant reduction in caesarean sections

27% v 46% (P=.005)

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“Feedback from women using GDm-Health has been very positive. They like to know that their condition is being monitored, and appreciate the immediate feedback when their condition requires intervention from a clinician. It is particularly beneficial to women whose first language is not English, or who struggle with literacy. Being able to use an app rather than a handwritten log book and emails suits the current pregnant population – the millennial, but is very easy for everyone to use.”

RACHEL CROWLEY, Former DIABETES SPECIALIST MIDWIFE, ROYAL BERKSHIRE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Media

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GDm-Health™ is a direct patient-to-clinician blood glucose monitoring management system specifically designed for the management of gestational diabetes.
2018-10-16
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Amy Glees, Product Manager for Sensyne Health explains the need for GDm-Health™
2018-08-07

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