Diabetes study: Current standard of care inadequate

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO –Sixty two percent of patients with Type 2 diabetes are not satisfied with their current standard of care, according to a new study from Virta Health.

What’s more, 66% of healthcare providers believe the average patient is unable to manage their disease with the current standard of care.

The online study, conducted by students from Purdue University, sampled 168 adults and 48 healthcare providers in the United States.

Other patient findings: 43% think information from their provider is poor; 34% think the timeliness of advice from providers is poor; and 93% believe they are knowledgeable about the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes.

Other provider findings: 66% don’t think three to six month appointments are effective in managing care, with 44% saying monthly appointments are necessary; 83% think their patients do not disclose accurate information about their health between appointments because they forget the details; and 72% think the majority of their patients are taking action to reach their A1c goals.

Virta Health is a technology enabled online clinic that provides treatment for Type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases without medication or surgery.