The nurse was able to discharge one patient from the specialist diabetes service in the South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust after just 3 months, compared with the 6-12 months that was the norm before the RocheDiabetes Care Platform was implemented. After a clinic appointment to initiate treatment, the near real-time data in the platform meant the patient’s insulin was able to be titrated remotely. By the time the patient had their second clinic appointment, their blood glucose was 99% in range, and with their HbA1c in range, they were discharged back to GP care.
It is also reported that clinic capacity has been increased, due to data analysis being simpler with interactive dashboards, graphs and reports. The nurse is able to conduct clinic appointments now in 25 minutes rather than 30, allowing one extra patient to be seen in each clinic per day, helping to meet the high demand on the service.
Being able to consistently view patient’s live data has allowed the nurse and her colleagues at the specialist diabetes service to prioritise patients with greater needs, ensuring the valuable appointment time is utilised in the most effective way possible.