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Rob Schumm, speaking for Ascensia

Diabetes Care, has been considering how

much of a game-changer the pandemic

has been for healthcare providers. Here

are some of his thoughts: "A video

conference with your healthcare provider.

Weekly shopping delivered to the door.

Exercising with Joe Wicks at 9am on

YouTube. Zoom calls with friends and

family. Who would have guessed at

the start of 2020 that this would be the

new norm? The pandemic has created

challenges for all. Thankfully, due to

technological advances, Covid-19 has not

put the brakes on diabetes management.

Quite the opposite. The current situation

appears to have acted as a catalyst for

greater adoption. For example, as people

with diabetes shield and self-isolate,

they are now attending routine medical

appointments remotely, by phone or

video, and are sharing their BGM and

CGM data using cloud-based software.

This is today's reality.

"As a company that specializes in

diabetes technology, at Ascensia we

have been looking at ways to make our

solutions and support more useful for

people with diabetes, and at innovations

we need to develop to facilitate effective

diabetes management. Indeed, Covid19 may accelerate innovation and

change the way care is delivered years

after this crisis. The number of videobased medical interactions has grown

exponentially since March, showing

that face-to-face appointments may not

always be needed. Indeed, this shows it

is only really necessary when a healthcare

provider needs to physically interact with

a person with diabetes, for example to

take blood, check feet or coach someone

on the use of new equipment.

"Shifting the delivery of care to a

greater level of remote support, could

save patients and healthcare systems

time and money. However, we should not

underestimate the importance of social

interaction afforded through in-person

appointments, even when a phone call

would suffice, particularly when trying to

understand someone's mental health.

"At a time where many feel more

isolated than ever, technology has once

again come to the fore. Everyone across

the globe is adopting new social media,

video and collaboration tools to stay in

touch. We have moved from phone to

video, we are hosting birthdays and social

gatherings remotely - it's important for our

mental health to keep that connection.

"So, what does this mean postCovid? It's

hard to say right now. While

I am amazed by technology's ability to

enhance diabetes management, I'm even

more impressed with those adopting it

and their ability to stay positive, healthy

and social throughout this pandemic.

For many, Covid-19 has made life and

diabetes management more difficult.

However, we will come out of it stronger,

and with better tools to manage diabetes

at our disposal."

www.ascensia.co.uk

ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE (Ascensia brand)

Thankfully due

to technological

advances, Covid19 has not put the

brakes on diabetes

management.

"

Robert Schumm

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