The Diabetes Program educates participants about their condition and the negative health effects of not adhering to care plans or altering unhealthy lifestyle behaviors that worsen the condition.
We provide the tools, connectivity, information and personalized support participants need to better manage their condition.
Many people with diabetes don’t understand the serious health risks associated with their illness.
How the Program Works
Through educational materials, Web tools and telephonic interactions, we help people with diabetes to:
Change poor lifestyle behaviors that could lead to the progression of disease
Improve self-care skills, including daily foot exams, and self-monitored blood sugar testing at home
Receive regular preventive exams and screenings
Ensure they are in compliance with essential recommendations by their doctor and the American Diabetes Association
Cost savings are achieved through increased adherence to treatment plans, improved communication with the physician and reductions in diabetes-related utilization.
Right now, 8.3 percent of Americans have diabetes, and the chronic condition is on the rise. If trends continue, one-third of children will develop diabetes in their lifetime and one-third of Americans will have diabetes by 2050.
To address the escalating crisis, Alere is offering the MyaTM mobile health solution – an application that offers people with type 2 diabetes a better way to manage their health and engage with their caregivers.
Learn more in this Managed Care Outlook article featuring an interview with Alere Health CEO Mike Cotton.
Also, check out the InformationWeek article on Alere’s partnership with AT&T.