Global Positioning Systems And Its Effect On The Way We Travel And Now This Same Technology

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Global positioning systems have made enormous changes in the way we travel and now this same technology is making great strides in helping individuals manage their type 2 diabetes. The d-Nav is an innovative device created by Hygieia that automatically maps out a patient’s insulin treatment by charting his or her glucose readings. The creators term the device a “Diabetes Insulin Guidance System” (DIGS).

Eran Bashan is the CEO and co-founder of Hygieia, Inc. He states that just like a GPS for a car, the user tells the device where he or she wants to go and DIGS creates a master plan, adjusting the plan according to current blood-sugar levels. Bashan continues stating that the benefit of a global positioning system is not its ability to
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United Kingdom Study Finds d-Nav Effective in Dropping Average Blood Glucose Levels

According to a previous study conducted by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in the United Kingdom, which is part of the country’s National Health Service, patients who used the d-Nav service had a substantial decrease in their average blood sugar levels (HbA1c); furthermore, there was a significant reduction in the costs associated with diabetic care during the 12 months of the study.

Ann Baker is Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s vice president of wellness and care management: She states that BC/BS evaluated the data from the United Kingdom study and they are eager to explore the potential d-Nav has in reference to patient care and cost reductions for their members in Michigan who have type 2 diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan is the first health plan within the U.S. to evaluate the d-Nav as part of their mission to provide their members who have chronic conditions with innovative solutions.

March of 2016 - Hygieia and Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BC/BS) of Michigan Teaming Up for d-Nav Study

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease and occurs when the body rejects or does not produce enough insulin. There are more than 3 million people within the U.S. who have this condition and 20 million globally. The Ann Arbor-based medical device company Hygieia is teaming up with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of
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