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Member Success Story - Brent

This Member Success Story visits Brent. Brent is a technical support analyst who made a splash in the Glucose Guards community with his enthusiasm and good spirits. Since joining he’s proud to say his average blood sugars have plummeted from the mid 200s to a much better range. 

Although being formally diagnosed with diabetes was initially devastating, Brent has learned that having diabetes doesn’t mean committing to a life of austerity. Brent is navigating and thriving in his new life using conscientious decision making techniques.

ADA 2022 Standards of Medical Care on Diabetes Technology

The ADA “Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes” includes the current clinical practice recommendations and is intended to provide the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals and guidelines, and tools to evaluate quality of care. The Standards are updated at least once a year – sometimes more frequently.

In 2022 the ADA acknowledged the growing demand for online programs that offer lifestyle counseling, on-demand health coaches, and message reminders & approaches to improve health behaviors.

The ADA formally recommends: “Systems that combine technology and online coaching can be beneficial in treating prediabetes and diabetes for some individuals.” with a Grade B Evidence Level. Grade B means that there is supportive evidence from well-conducted cohort studies and supportive evidence from a well-conducted case-control study. 

DSMES Consensus Statement

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other authorities call for increased access to Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) through innovative and non-traditional methods, including web based programs.

Glucose Guards partners with Vytalize Health

Glucose Guards partners with Vytalize Health, a leading provider of value-based healthcare, to improve the quality of care for people with diabetes and drive down diabetes related complications while reducing healthcare costs.