BeatO partners with Saksham to assist 100 children manage their Type 1 diabetes
New Delhi: Digital health platform for diabetes management, BeatO today announced its collaboration with Saksham, a charitable trust which assists individuals with Type 1 Diabetes thereby providing them with regular information, motivation and support for diabetes management.
BeatO is collaborating with Saksham to adopt 100 children with Type 1 diabetes by the end of FY’21. BeatO will assist children with diabetes management tools to be able to control their blood-sugar levels more efficiently. These tools include complimentary access to BeatO’s smartphone glucometer and feature-rich BeatO app. BeatO will also provide its technology dashboard to Saksham’s diabetes educators to timely manage and proactively intervene based on the children’s sugar readings taken through HealthNeuronTM, BeatO’s AI triaging system. Further, BeatO is also educating their parents on effectively helping their children manage Type 1 diabetes.
Incepted under the guidance of Endocrinologist Dr. Beena Bansal (Ex-Director of Division of Endocrinology, Medanta), Saksham’s support team educates and enables individuals with Type 1 diabetes, as well as their caregivers to face life challenges with strength and intellect.
Given the social stigma associated with diabetes, especially in young children, this support will help the children manage their condition better, and hence respond to social situations and their environment more effectively.
Commenting on this partnership, Gautam Chopra, Co-Founder & CEO, BeatO said, “Type 1 Diabetes can be difficult for children to manage, but it does not have to be. Through this partnership we are looking forward to empowering children to manage their sugar levels easily with BeatO’s connected devices and app and getting expert support when they need it the most. This will not only instil confidence in them that someone is there to help, but also give them freedom from the stress of daily decision making,”
This partnership aims to extend technological support for self-management of diabetes, a chronic condition which requires constant commitment and care by the patient and their caretakers equally.
Through BeatO’s HealthNeuronTM system, BeatO is able to monitor people with Diabetes real time, and provide timely triggers for proactive intervention through specialists as soon as the system senses a need for this intervention. A recent research study by BeatO on the effects of counselling by diabetes educators showed a significant improvement of 9.45% on fasting sugar levels and PP levels along with a large number of users being able to shift their sugar reading range to safe, normal range. In addition, a sharp reduction in Hypoglycemia episodes was seen and this is extremely relevant for people with Type 1 Diabetes.