Gather Presents Early Data on its Mobile Diabetes Management Platform at DiabetesIndia 2015

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.

Gather Presents Early Data on its Mobile Diabetes Management Platform at DiabetesIndia 2015

Technology for Ideal Care: Gather Presented at RSSDI 2014

Bangalore, November 23, 2014 – RSSDI (Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India) 2014 was held in Bangalore in November 21 to 23. Nora Kleinman, Head of Science at Gather Health, gave a presentation and shared with the attendees the company’s vision of ideal healthcare for diabetes patients and how technology can help improve it. 

“Key diabetes risk factors are creating a huge burden of disease in India, and most diabetes patients are not receiving enough care,” said Nora Kleinman, Head of Science at Gather Health. “There is a limited amount of doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to meet rapidly growing demand for better care. Gather is trying to tackle the problem by empowering both patients and professional care providers with technology to generate better outcomes and improve efficiency.”

Ms. Kleinman cited research done by DEDICOM (1) that almost 50% diabetes patients in India are not receiving regular counseling and advice, and less than 20% have their HbA1c values in target range (2). This could be related to low awareness of diabetes, distress and frustration from family members, and lack of exercise habits.

“Gather provides mobile and cloud-based healthcare applications that leverage the latest medical and behavior change research to truly motivate and educate patients. It connects and activates physicians, patients, their families, and patient communities in order to provide continuous, holistic care for patients and achieve improved health outcomes,” said Kleinman.

Gather Health Diabetes platform, the first product of the company, has been adopted by partner physicians, patients, and families in Hong Kong and Indian cities such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore.

Citations

  1. Nagpal J, Bhartia A. Quality of diabetes care in the middle- and high-income group populace: the Delhi Diabetes Community (DEDICOM) survey
  2. Mohan V. et al. Current status of management, control, complications and psychosocial aspects of patients with diabetes in India. Results from DiabCare India 2011 Study. Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2014; 18(3):370-378.

About Gather

Gather Health is an international healthcare technology company focused on empowering chronic disease patients to improve their health. We offer mobile and cloud-based healthcare applications that leverage the latest medical and behavior change research. Gather’s headquarters are in Hong Kong, with offices in Beijing, New York and India.

Contact Information

Burke Wise CEO, Gather Health burke@gatherhealth.com https://www.gatherhealth.com

Technology for Ideal Care: Gather Presented at RSSDI 2014