Clinical Research Demonstrates RPM Improves Diabetes Outcomes

Many diabetic patients are already used to taking blood sugar readings on a daily basis. With the rapid increase in telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), many studies are now demonstrating that sharing this data with clinicians through an RPM program can lower A1C levels. RPM enables more data analysis, structured health coaching and timely interventions that lead to better A1C management than patient self-monitoring.

Below is a summary of the clinical research on the role of telehealth and at-home interventions in managing A1C levels. Overall, there is growing evidence that telehealth has a powerful and promising role for RPM in managing diabetes. RPM can provide frequent access to glucose data before and after meals and activities. This creates a complete feedback loop for collecting and analyzing data, adjusting behaviors, and modifying treatment to improve outcomes.

In addition to glucometers, patients at risk for diabetes can use weight scales with an RPM program to help prevent diabetes. Clinical research has also supported the use of remote monitoring for diabetes prevention.

Optimize Health’s clients using RPM to manage blood glucose have produced results consistent with the clinical research. Diabetic patients have experienced an 11-point reduction in blood glucose measurements in just 2 months and a 20-point drop within 12 months.

Highlights of the Research Include:


How to Use this Research

Whether you have an existing RPM program or are considering launching one, we understand that you need to direct your limited resources to programs that are going to have a significant impact on clinical care. Physicians and ordering providers rely on the results of clinical research studies every day to make patient care decisions. The below studies can be used for a variety of purposes including: