Bethesda, Oct 15, 2015 – Wireless Health Conference
Today, Nora Kleinman presented Gather’s latest outcomes data at the NIH-hosted Wireless Health conference.
The analysis focused on all Gather’s commercial users with multiple HbA1c readings in the system. Among these 41 people, we found baseline HbA1c ranged from 6% to 13.5%, with an average of 9.4%.
After 3 months on the platform, HbA1c had dropped an average of 1.35 points. This change is both statistically and clinically significant and was maintained out to 9 months.
Although this is a small subset of our users, they match our previous analyses demonstrating decreases in mean blood sugar. In addition, they’re in line with the robust medical literature on the impact of telemedicine systems on blood sugar control.
Gather is glad to be a part of the effort to build the evidence base for mHealth in diabetes. Keep your eyes out for the completion of our clinical trial this winter and the wealth of data it will bring!
How much of a difference can you make in 8 weeks? With Gather Health, a huge one.
Since 2014, Gather has been helping people with diabetes take better control of their health. Today we’re excited to announce some good results! Our newest whitepaper demonstrates high retention, decreased mean BG, and improved Bg control among patients using Gather Health.
Data from 1 clinic in Ahmedabad, India from 164 patients was analyzed. After 8 weeks, 75% of patients enrolled in Gather Health were still actively using the app.
Among these diabetics, there was an average 27 mg/dL decrease in mean BG and an 18% increase in ADA-defined in-range readings.
Most out-of-range readings were high (83%) and related to either food (64%) or feelings (16%). On average, the practice sent each patient about 1 message per week.
Download the full whitepaper here to get more details!
Nashville, May 16, 2015 – AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists)
Today, Dr. Sanjiv Shah presented exciting new data on Gather at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) conference.
Analysis from 48 Type 2 diabetics at Dr. Shah’s clinic revealed that in their first 8 weeks on the system, there were 57 changes to their insulin. Over 2/3rds of these were increases in dosing, with the remainder being about equal numbers of decreases or timing changes.
This resulted in an average of 31mg/dL drop in mean fasting BG and a 16mg/dL drop in overall mean BG. On average each patient recorded just under 2 episodes of BG <70 and 0.3 episodes of BG <50.
This observational data indicates Gather Health facilitates more frequent titration of insulin, enabling tighter glucose control, with few recorded hypoglycemic episodes.
Chennai, April 12, 2015 – International healthcare technology provider Gather Health showcased its mobile diabetes management platform at DiabetesIndia 2015 in Chennai, India, and shared the effectiveness of the platform in helping patients control their blood glucose.
“There are over 60 million diabetics in India and all of them want it to be easier to be healthy. Gather believes technology can help improve the situation by creating access continuous support and education. Gather’s mobile and web technology bring together a holistic care team around the patient, including the physician, nutritionist, and family, so the patient is never alone.” said Burke Wise, CEO and co-founder of Gather Health.
According to Gather’s early research with over 250 patients across 7 clinics in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Mumbai, there was a 20 point drop in mean BG among those with continued app use at 16 weeks. One patient even managed to reduce his weekly average pre-prandial by 146 mg/dl and post-prandial by 92 mg/dl after 91 days of usage.
“We are very excited to show the good early results at DiabetesIndia 2015, as it means we are one step closer to our vision, which is to help patients get healthier, and help professional care providers work more efficiently,” said Wise. DiabetesIndia is a registered trust which works for Diabetes Awareness Management activities in India. It has a large number of doctors as member of it, and holds an annual conference at every 2 years.